The Mental Health Diagnostic Desk Reference: Visual Guides and More for Learning to Use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV)

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Haworth Press, 2000 - Psychology - 326 pages
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This updated edition of Dr. Munson's highly acclaimed book provides clear, consistently organized expositions of every disorder in the DSM-IV-TR. It also offers a detailed explanation of the DSM-IV-TR multi-axial system, including guidelines and examples of treatment planning. This is the only guide to applying the new culture-bound syndromes; it includes a detailed case example of preparing a cultural formulation. Features 81 illustrations, including color-coded supplemental visuals highlighting the diagnostic criteria for disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice. To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at

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The Historic Heritage of Classification
Organization of the DSMIV
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Munson is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston, TX.

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