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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, , Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR(tm)) [Paperback]

American Psychiatric
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Jan. 1 2000 0890420254 978-0890420256 4

Since the DSM-IV™ was published in 1994, we've seen many advances in our knowledge of psychiatric illness. This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since DSM-IV™ was completed in 1994. Updated information is included about the associated features, culture, age, and gender features, prevalence, course, and familial pattern of mental disorders.

The DSM-IV-TR™ brings this essential diagnostic tool up-to-date, to promote effective diagnosis, treatment, and quality of care. Now you can get all the essential diagnostic information you rely on from the DSM-IV™ along with important updates not found in the 1994 edition.

Stay current with important updates to the DSM-IV-TR™: • Benefit from new research into Schizophrenia, Asperger's Disorder, and other conditions• Utilize additional information about the epidemiology and other facets of DSM conditions• Update ICD-9-CM codes implemented since 1994 (including Conduct Disorder, Dementia, Somatoform Disorders)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not much new... June 2 2003
Like other reviewers, I agree that if you own DSM-IV (burgundy cover), there is absolutely no reason for you to purchase the DSM-IV-TR (silver cover). Might as well wait for DSM-V (won't that be a treat). If you are not a mental health professional or graduate student, I can't imagine why you would want to own this book. It is essentially a compilation of symptom and behavior checklists that help clinicians make reliable diagnoses of mental disorders.
I would recommend strongly (for both professionals, students, and the lay public), DSM-IV Made Easy by James Morrison. Morrison's book makes the DSM come alive. He illustrates technical points well, and provides interesting case examples that make you think of people when you read the diagnosis, not just symptoms.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the Mainstay Jan. 21 2004
I am a psychologist and I have been practicing for about 30 years. I remember the little DSM II. It was the size of the companion small book that can be purchased. The DSM has a history. There was actually a time when psychologists and psychiatrists were considering 2 different texts. Reading the reviewers was interesting as this is my tool to differentiate what my clients present. It is continually being improved and that is the focus of TR. There are subtle differences and clarifications. This book is the basis of identifying the specifics of what we are working with. The DSM IV was a collaborative effort to acurately represent international, cultural, and biological differences. My clients don't care but some don't know that an adjustment disorder of mood is different than dysthymia or depression which is again different from Bi Polar disorder. I probably wouldn't read it if I didn't do this kind of work. Yet it may be important to people with diagnosed illness. It can assist the capable reader in being an informed consumer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The text-revised version is virtually identical to the 1994 version of the DSM-IV and not worth buying if you have the 1994 version. Along with the DSM-IV, the DSM-IV Text Revised version is, however, an informative book that provides good introductory information, especially in the "Diagnostic Features" section, about a wide variety of mental disorders. A problem of the manual, in my opinion, is its use of a categorical classification system while ignoring the dimensional nature of psychological phenomena.
Lee J. Markowitz, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars At times useful, but ripe for Abuse Aug. 28 2001
By Mr.
Imagine for a moment that someone tattoo's a single word upon your forehead. You walk around and this is what people see. They sterotype you based on that single word. All that they think you are or ever will be is contained in that word. How would that affect you? The DMS-IV-TR and previous editions, are the "cookbooks" of the psychiatry and psychology world. However, often they are used to simply label someone with a diagnosis that is supposed to tell you everything you need to know about this persons psychological make-up. How absurd! As a psychologist myself, I find the diagnosis useful only as a starting point in helping the patient discover what may be a part of their problem. Some people find a diagnosis helpful. They get a "Oh! So that's what's been wrong with me all these years" kind of reaction. After that, I help the person realize that they are more than their diagnosis. However, this book is written from a "medical" model. I've often found that many so called "mental disorders" are Crisis' of the Spirit and soul and have little to do with a disease modality. Tread carefully when reading this book. Note that only one diagnosis (PTSD) has any suggested cause. The book simply describes a set of behaviors that are grouped together and given a name. It doesn't suggest any cause or cure. The book is limited by this respect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great writing reference March 12 2002
By C. Lenz
I'm not a psychologist, psychiatrist or even a counselor. Yes this book is huge. Yes this book is dry but so is a dictionary. As a writer I can tell you this is an amazing reference book for creating detailed descriptions of characters. When I create a character that has a specific symptom or disorder I can look it up in the book at get a very detailed description of specific conditions. This book helps me get into the mind of my characters and see them as more complete people. This is a must have for writers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for clinicians Feb. 8 2002
By Chester
The DSM does not detail etiology or treatments. That is not its purpose. It does allow clinicians to use similar vocabulary and diagnostic criteria when discussing specific mental illnesses.
When I talk to another psychiatrist and say someone has schizophrenia, it helps to know we are talking about a presentation that, although it may be unique, fits general diagnostic criteria. Maybe not all of the criteria, but generally so.
I do not recommend this book to patients.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you've got the '94 edition, you're fine... June 19 2002
As a mental health clinician, I made the mistake of buying this the Text Revision of the DSM-IV on the assumption that there were some extensive changes. Don't bother. If you have the 1994 version, you're fine. This 2000 update doesn't change all that much, unless you are very, very, very picky. I'd wait around for DSM-V. (Heck, I know folks who are still swearing my DSM-III). The cost of this book for a few minor changes simply isn't justified.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This book is not current information
I ordered this book by mistake. My professor hadn't updated her syllabus. The DSM IV is no longer current The DSM 5 is the new one you need, published in May of 2013
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick to ship
It was very quick to ship and the book seemed to be in good condition the spine was alright but some of the pages had a little dust or dirt on them. Read more
Published on Sept. 13 2011 by Breanne
1.0 out of 5 stars Psychiatry's pride and shame
Don't laugh. This review is about the DSM. It's not a general description, as readers of MeTZelf will surely already know what the DSM is about. Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2011 by Mira de Vries
4.0 out of 5 stars A choice for Psychiatric diagnosis
This book is a good choice for Clinical Diagnosis but, it would be great if you could find DSM5. Moreover, its a good choice for students or Psychiatrists and Social Workers. Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2011 by Shon2010
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Text
Fast and easy to use. Affordable and Sized small enough to carry around, or open on a cluttered counter.
Recommended Reference Text.
Published on Feb. 7 2011 by FormosaWest
5.0 out of 5 stars It does very well what it has to do...
Look like what i expected it to be like.
looking forward for dsm-v in 2013. For my use I really like the hardcover version because it feels more like a dictionnary, what dsm... Read more
Published on July 27 2010 by G. Chart
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but not that revised
We are in the in-between time, the DSM-IV being over a decade old, and the DSM-V being due out at some unspecified date, but giving the general publication rate of the major DSM... Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2006 by FrKurt Messick
4.0 out of 5 stars I disagree about laypeople reading it...
Most laypeople with a college education can understand a good portion of this book, in my opinion, especially the areas that note what symptoms are needed to classify for each... Read more
Published on July 10 2004
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