"The Handbook helps clinicians and students learning the process of psychiatric diagnosis improve their skill in formulating a comprehensive differential diagnosis by providing a variety of approaches. These include a six-step diagnostic framework, 29 bottom-up “decision trees”, and 66 differential diagnosis tables for use once a tentative diagnosis has been made. It offers a solution to differential diagnosis that recognizes the complexity of human personality and the structural utility of the DSM-5® classification."
"Over 100 authors contributed to DSM-5 Clinical Cases. Most are psychiatrists, but the group also includes professionals from the fields of psychology, social work, nursing, and sociology..."
"These cases exemplify the mental disorders categorized in the DSM-5®. Cases are cross-referenced with DSM-5® and help with understanding diagnostic concepts, including symptoms, severity, comorbidities, age of onset and development, dimensionality across disorders, and gender and cultural implications. A brief discussion follows each case, analyzing the clinical presentation, highlighting key points, and exploring issues of comorbidity that may complicate both the diagnosis and subsequent treatment."
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM): DSM-I (1952) - DSM-5 (Current)
"The new edition of the most comprehensive resource used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. It is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health."