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Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5®

American Psychiatric Association
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 2013
American Psychiatric Publishing
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The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5® is a concise, affordable companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-5®. It includes the fully revised diagnostic classification, as well as all of the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5® in an easy-to-use paperback format. This handy reference provides quick access to the information essential to making a diagnosis. Designed to supplement DSM-5®, this convenient guide will assist all mental health professionals as they integrate the DSM-5® diagnostic criteria into their diagnoses.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands alone as the most authoritative reference available for clinical practice in the mental health field, and the structural and diagnostic changes in the fifth edition are "must-know" material for every clinician. The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5® distills the most crucial, updated diagnostic information from this volume to provide clinicians with an invaluable resource for effectively diagnosing mental disorders, ranging from the most prevalent to the least common.


Section I
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Use of DSM-5
  • Cautionary statement for forensic use of DSM-5
  • DSM-5 classification

Section II
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    1. Intellectual disabilities
    2. Communication disorders
    3. Autism spectrum disorder
    4. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
    5. Specific learning disorder
    6. Motor disorders
    7. Other neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatic symptom and related disorders
  • Feeding and eating disorders
  • Elimination disorders
  • Sleep-wake disorders
    1. Breathing-related sleep disorders
    2. Parasomnias
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders
  • Substance related and addictive disorders
    1. Substance-related disorders
    2. Alcohol-related disorders
    3. Caffeine-related disorders
    4. Cannabis-related disorders
    5. Hallucinogen-related disorders
    6. Inhalant-related disorders
    7. Opioid-related disorders
    8. Sedative-, hypnotic-, or anxiolytic-related disorders
    9. Stimulant-related disorders
    10. Tobacco-related disorders
    11. Other (or unknown) substance-related disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Paraphilic disorders
  • Other mental disorders

Section III
  • Other conditions and problems that may be a focus of clinical attention
  • Listing of additional DSM-5 section III content
  • Index



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