The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5RG is the second edition of the widely-read book first published in 2013. This second edition is thoroughly revised, and has several new chapters describing the response to the publication of the new manual, as well as suggestions on its use in clinical practice.
The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5RG, Second Edition reviews the history of diagnosis in psychiatry, emphasizing the limitations for classification of our current lack of knowledge of the causes of most mental disorders. It emphasizes that, in the absence of biomarkers, current categories can only be considered provisional. It takes a critical look at schema for spectra and dimensionaliztion of diagnosis, examines the borders between normality and psychopathology, and discusses the problem of clinical utility. The book has chapters on all the major diagnoses in psychiatry, in which the main problems of diagnosis are addressed, and in which all changes in DSM-5 are described.
About the author
Joel Paris is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University.
Other titles by Joel Paris
Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry
How Modern Psychiatry Lost Its Way While Creating a Diagnosis for Almost All of Life's Misfortunes
Psychotherapy in An Age of Neuroscience
Making the DSM-5
Concepts and Controversies
The Intelligent Clinician's Guide to the DSM-5
Prescriptions for the Mind
A Critical View of Contemporary Psychiatry
The Fall of An Icon
Psychoanalysis and Academic Psychiatry