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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
Format:Paperback
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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2.0 out of 5 stars This book is not current information Oct. 29 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars DSM IV Another Good title to have Feb. 17 2013
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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.
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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
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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
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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 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Psychiatry's pride and shame Aug. 8 2011
By Mira de Vries TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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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. Nor is it a critique like those by authors such as Blom, Boyle, Caplan, Horwitz, Kutchins & Kirk, and Walker. Rather, it is an attempt to deflate some of the mystery surrounding the DSM.

For many years I refused to buy it, not wishing in any way to contribute to the APA. But, finally I relented when I wanted to check for myself whether what critics say about the DSM is true. So I went to my local bookstore in a suburb of Amsterdam, in Holland, you know, wooden shoes, tulips, windmills, etc. "Can you order the DSM for me?" I asked at the order desk. The salesman pointed to the shelf behind me and said, "We have it in stock." "In stock? Is there that much demand for it, that you keep it in stock?" "Yes," said the clerk, "mainly psychologists and psychotherapists are in here asking for it all the time."

Of course the book on the shelf was a Dutch translation. Mark Twain warned us tongue in cheek, "Be careful of reading health books; you may die of a misprint." Fearing I may likewise go crazy from a mistranslation, I asked the salesman to order the original version, emphasizing that I want it in American English, not British. The result was that I had to wait three months for it to arrive. I paid 68.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I quote Karl Menninger, on the publication of the DSM-II in 1968:
"This year [1968] the APA took a great step backward when it abandoned the principles used in the simple useful nosology [DSM-I]. In the interest of uniformity, in the interest of having some kind of international code of designation for different kinds of human troubles, in the interest of statistics and computers, the American medical scientists were asked to repudiate some of the advances they had made in conceptualization and in the designation of mental illness."
Since then, it's gotten worse, not better, with thousands of symptom checklists and numbered diagnoses, conveniently correlated to the ICD-9 standard diagnosis codes for easier billing.
But people, medical students and physicians included, will insist on treating DSM-IV as a textbook in psychiatry. It's nothing of the sort - it never touches on the essential topics of etiology, prognosis, and treatment. People memorize the checklists and think they understand psychiatry, when in fact they have entirely failed to grasp the noble and great endeavor: riddling out the first causes and mechanisms of our humanity, and how those mechanisms go awry.
Well, then, you say, what about diagnosis? Isn't this a diagnostic manual?
In my opinion, for that purpose DSM-IV is worse than useless to a lay person. Consider the previous reviewer who thought the book made a good party game, diagnosing his healthy friends with all sorts of 'disorders'. It wouldn't take much experience in a psychiatric emergency room to realize that psychiatric illness is no party game - but it would take some. Without the context provided by direct, caring relationships with the mentally ill, the jargon and symptoms discussed in this book are meaningless.
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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
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Now I understand everyone around me. Whenever somebody says something I don't like, I can usually determine that they have some kind of disorder. Read more
Published on July 2 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars A PSYCHOLOGICAL MUST HAVE
EVERYONE SHOULD OWN THIS BOOK, EVEN IF THEY AREN'T INTO PSYCHOLOGY. THIS BOOK IS A REFERENCE BOOK OF MENTAL DISORDERS AND THE CLASSIFICATION FROM THE AMERICAN PSYCIATRIC... Read more
Published on June 8 2003 by Tazzie
5.0 out of 5 stars The human psyche captured
The DSM is - unjustly - much decried and much derided by critics, both laymen and mental health practitioners. Read more
Published on June 8 2003 by Sam Vaknin
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