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New Electronic Resource –DSM-5

August-28-2014

 

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders–5th edition (DSM-5®), is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders. It provides a common language for clinicians to communicate about their patients and establishes consistent and reliable diagnoses that can be used in the research of mental disorders. Other resources include the Handbook of Differential Diagnosis [serves as a reference guide to assist in the differential diagnosis of individual patients – the process of weighing the probability of one disease versus that of other diseases to account for patient illness] and Clinical Cases [a compilation of patient cases that are illustrative of the mental disorders categorized in the DSM-5®]. Check them out today.