DSM-5 Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5 and ICD-10

DSM-5 Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5 and ICD-10 Author Steven Buser M.D
ISBN-10 1630512079
ISBN-13 9781630512071
Year 2015-03-01
Pages 154
Language English
Publisher innerQuest
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The release of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 5 DSM 5 marked one of the biggest changes to the field of mental health diagnosis in over 20 years DSM 5 Insanely Simplified provides a summary of key concepts of the new diagnostic schema including a section on using ICD 10 DSM 5 Insanely Simplified utilizes a variety of devices to help clinicians memorize complex criteria and ideas about the different diagnoses Cartoons mnemonic devices and summary tables allow clinicians and students to quickly grasp and retain broad concepts and subtle nuances related to psychiatric diagnosis DSM 5 Insanely Simplified fosters quick mastery of the most important concepts introduced in DSM 5 while offering an entirely new way of looking at mental health along a continuum This new approach avoids simply labeling clients but rather places their symptoms along spectrums that range from normal to problematic Mental health professionals as well as laymen interested in a deeper understanding of emotional well being will appreciate the synthesis of theoretical psychology and modern diagnosis Dr Steven Buser has taught principles of psychiatric diagnosis to medical students and residents in family medicine His effort to provide an easy to remember schema led him to develop the idea of diagnoses along a spectrum long before DSM 5 introduced this concept DSM 5 Insanely Simplified borrowed heavily from Dr Buser s earlier efforts while making sure to incorporate specific changes that characterize the DSM 5 In addition to his busy psychiatric practice Dr Buser is the Publisher of Chiron Publications and is the co founder of the Asheville Jung Center Dr Len Cruz has been editing and writing for years In collaboration with Dr Buser he wrote the manuscript for DSM 5 Insanely Simplified He admits that over the years his tastes progressed from Archie Comics and Mad Magazine to Freud for Beginners Naturally the opportunity to co author a serious book on DSM 5 and ICD 10 utilizing cartoons was irresistible In addition to his practice of psychiatry Dr Cruz is the Editor in Chief of Chiron Publications and is the co founder of the Asheville Jung Center Luke Sloan was a 5th grade student in Asheville NC when he completed the illustrations for this book When he s not drawing Luke enjoys playing soccer reading books snow skiing and just plain having fun innerQuest is a division of Chiron Publications www ChironPublications com www innerQuestBooks com DSM 5 is a registered trademark of the American Psychiatric Association APA The APA did not participate in the preparation of this book

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