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Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
by Michael B. First

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders is a concise reference providing all the clinically relevant information required to diagnose and treat patients with mental health disorders.

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders combines the DSM diagnostic criteria with clear, detailed information on treatment options, listing all drugs available for the disorder and giving full clinical management advice.

Each disorder is discussed under the headings of Diagnosis / Differential Diagnosis, including:

  • assessment issues
  • laboratory tests or procedures
  • gender ratio
  • prevalence
  • familial pattern and treatment
  • therapeutic options and practical advice for patient management with the help of tables and treatment flowcharts

Features of Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders:

  • The first book on the market to list treatment options and recommendations alongside the DSM-IV classifications of each mental disorder
  • Concise, focused clinical management advice given by the experts, all treatment options are discussed Diagnostic decision trees, treatment flowcharts and algorithms provided for clear management guidance


  1. Psychiatric Diagnosis
  2. Childhood Disorders: Mental Retardation
  3. Childhood Disorders: Learning and Motor Skills Disorders
  4. Childhood Disorders: Communication Disorders
  5. Childhood Disorders: Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  6. Childhood Disorders: Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  7. Childhood Disorders: Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood
  8. Childhood Disorders: Tic Disorders
  9. Childhood Disorders: Elimination Disorders and Childhood Anxiety Disorders
  10. Childhood Disorders: Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood
  11. Delirium, Dementia, and Amnestic Disorders
  12. Mental Disorders Due to a General Medical Condition
  13. Substance-Related Disorders: General Approaches to Substance and Polysubstance
  14. Substance-Related Disorders: Alcohol
  15. Substance-Related Disorders: Amphetamine
  16. Substance-Related Disorders: Caffeine
  17. Substance-Related Disorders: Cannabis
  18. Substance-Related Disorders: Cocaine
  19. Substance-Related Disorders: Hallucinogens and MDMA
  20. Substance-Related Disorders: Inhalants
  21. Substance-Related Disorders: Nicotine
  22. Substance-Related Disorders: Opioids
  23. Substance-Related Disorders: Phencyclidine
  24. Substance-Related Disorders: Sedative, Hypnotics, and Anxiolytics
  25. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  26. Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders
  27. Mood Disorders: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  28. Mood Disorders: Bipolar Disorders
  29. Anxiety Disorders: Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia
  30. Anxiety Disorders: Social and Specific Phobias
  31. Anxiety Disorders: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  32. Anxiety Disorders: Traumatic Stress Disorders
  33. Anxiety Disorders: Generalized Anxiety Disorders
  34. Somatoform Disorders
  35. Factitious Disorders
  36. Dissociative Disorders
  37. Sexual Disorders
  38. Eating Disorders
  39. Sleep and Sleep-Wake Disorders
  40. Impulse Control Disorders
  41. Adjustment Disorders
  42. Personality Disorders
  43. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition


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Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
by Michael B. First
2006 483 pages $109.00 + shipping
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