The e-chapter update provides all of the DSM-5 changes organized by disorder, so that readers can easily and completely adopt the new DSM-5 material. Many of the disorders in DSM-5 remain largely unchanged from DSM-IV-TR. This, too, is noted in an effort to provide consistency and clarity between the 4th edition, and the DSM-5.
This new e-chapter update outlines the background for important changes made to DSM-5 including the elimination of the bereavement exclusion, new course specifiers for mania, a switch to the new syndrome concept for autism and schizophrenia, and many of the name changes to existing disorders (e.g., intellectual disability disorder, gender dysphoria). All of this, and more, is included in the e-chapter update to Selecting Effective Treatments, 4th edition.
This edition retains that versatility and extends its scope to include new issues in the field. New features include: A chapter on forensic geriatric psychiatry, a topic that grows in importance as our population ages A chapter on forensic psychiatry and the Internet, which poses questions and raises issues that become more salient every day An extensively revised chapter on psychological testing that addresses the administration and interpretation of the most current instruments in use in the field.
In addition, the Textbook has preserved the features that made it so successful in its first edition, updating them to reflect current knowledge and practice. These include: An index of legal cases that provides the foundational knowledge and navigational tools to identify relevant precedents easily Chapters that are organized around case examples and include reviews of key concepts, practical guidelines, and references for further reading. A study guide is also available to assist in teaching or preparing for the forensic board examination A revised and updated chapter on ethics that takes into account the ongoing evolution and clarification of the ethical role of forensic psychiatrists Thorough coverage of what it takes to set up and manage a forensic practice and deal with key players in law enforcement and the legal system Detailed information about the role and responsibilities of the expert witness A survey of the different categories of legal cases, including malpractice, disability, competency, and criminal A detailed glossary of legal terms
Practicing psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and those enrolled in forensic fellowship programs, as well as other mental health professionals, will find The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition a well-organized, truly practical text and reference.
After describing the major structural, philosophical, and diagnostic changes in the DSM-5, the book is organized into four parts, which are grouped by diagnostic similarity and relevance to counselors. Each chapter outlines the key concepts of each disorder, including major diagnostic changes; essential features; special considerations; differential diagnosis; coding, recording, and specifiers; and, where applicable, new or revised criteria. Clinical vignettes help both clinicians and students visualize and understand DSM-5 disorders. Author notes throughout the text assist readers in further understanding and applying new material.
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