These sample case studies are for illustration only. They should not be used to make a diagnosis. If the symptoms sound similar to those that you or a loved one are experiencing, please contact your primary physician or a mental health professional for an evaluation as soon as possible. Case Study 1 Jessica is a 28 year-old married female.
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The DSM-5 update. The definition of schizophrenia remained essentially the same as that specified by the version of DSM (DSM-IV-TR), but DSM-5 makes a . Dsm-IV Case Studies has 7 ratings and 0 reviews. Takes the clinical concepts and terminology of DSM-IV TM and illustrates them in three dimensional exa /5(7). the Autism, PDD and Asperger Syndrome page includes answers to frequently asked questions, informational articles about advocacy, legal resources and cases, recommended books, free publications, information and support groups.
The authors of the text faced a tough challenge: Patient histories, at their best, are infused with lifelike details—evocative, poignant, and reflective of rich clinical experience. The discussion of differential diagnosis is thorough, thoughtful, and, at times, sensitive to cultural, gender, medical, and psychodynamic influences.
Helpful diagnostic algorithms are often suggested. The use of the therapeutic relationship as a diagnostic tool is hinted at on several occasions. DSM-IV-TR Case Studies, as well as the diagnostic manual it is based on, may be viewed as a culmination of an effort to codify the great diversity of human emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems and classify them into clear-cut phenomenological categories.
All of the patients are examined in a psychiatric setting. Complex comorbidities, including medical illness, drug interactions, or side effects, are rarely present.
Cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity in manifesting symptoms of psychiatric illness is seldom reflected in the selection of case histories. A patient with the same psychiatric condition is likely to have different presentations in the office of a psychiatrist versus that of a family physician, pediatrician, gynecologist, internist, or neurologist.
Although the diagnostic manual is designed to be useful in all of these settings, differences in manifestation of psychopathology are not accounted for. Some of the diagnostic modifiers of depressive disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder, specifying the chronicity, may be more reflective of the treatment outcome rather than the nature of the condition.
I do not believe it is fair to assign the responsibility for these relative shortcomings to the authors of the text, because, for the most part, they are the limitations of the DSM writ large.
In spite of some reservations, I would recommend this text to psychiatrists-in-training, primary care physicians, and other specialists who may see patients with psychiatric ailments. Medical students and other nonmedical mental health professionals may also benefit from this reference.
Recommendations for diagnostic workup and treatment planning are straightforward and practical. Readers with more scholarly aspirations can find some interesting discussions, such as diagnosing schizophrenic versus schizoaffective versus bipolar disorder and making distinctions between obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
The chapter on medication-induced movement disorders is very timely and necessary. Clinical pearls are scattered throughout this text. I believe that DSM-IV-TR Case Studies will intrigue and educate novices to the field and provide experienced clinicians with a helpful refresher text and, possibly, a bit of nostalgia.This text takes the clinical concepts and terminology from DSM-IV and illustrates them into three dimensional examples that show both the usefulness and limitations of the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria.
DSM-IV-TR® Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis will help students and clinicians become familiar with the symptoms that make up each DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. A good understanding of, and memory for, the symptoms that define the most commonly encountered diagnoses will improve interviewing and diagnostic techniques/5(2).
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is a disorder characterized by impulsive acts of aggression, as contrasted with planned violent or aggressive acts. Case Study 4 Martin is a 21 year-old business major at a large university.
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