The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5
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There is a need to refine our current psychiatric nosology to produce diagnostic criteria and disorder categories that keep pace with advances in neuroscience while at the same time enhance clinical utility. Furthermore, dimensional aspects of psychiatric disorders require greater recognition so as to improve our understanding of boundaries between disorders and underscore the heterogeneous nature of psychopathology. The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 provides a framework for the evolution of the forthcoming diagnostic system in the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which will help advance clinical practice and facilitate ongoing development of diagnostic criteria. This manual:  Highlights recent progress in our understanding of cross-cutting factors relevant to psychiatric diagnosis and symptom presentation Includes detailed discussions on the role of factors such as age, gender, culture, and disability in the expression of mental disorders Provides a review of genetic evidence supporting a cross-cutting approach to nosology Offers suggestions for integrating cross-cutting factors with DSM-5. The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 was written to impart a theoretical context for understanding potential revisions to DSM-5. The authors reevaluate the structure of the current manual and discuss cross-cutting approaches to facilitate clinical practice and refine research approaches that will guide clinical trials, genetics, imaging, and treatment guidelines. The authors provide the following insights:  Detailed descriptions of age-, gender-, and culture-specific aspects relevant to psychiatric diagnosis and the need for sensitivity to these factors when making diagnoses Discussions on the dimensional aspects of mental disorders, including overlapping symptoms relevant to many or most diagnoses Consideration of alternative classifications of disorders that recognize disorders sharing validating features Presentation of neuroscientific and epidemiologic evidence to expand understanding of disorders beyond that of the categorical organization presented in DSM-IV A review of clinical implications, including how clinicians may shift their conceptualization of previously reified diagnostic criteria and their consequences. As presented to the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Psychopathological Association, The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 explores the rapidly changing research base for the understanding of neurodevelopmental, neurocognitive, addictive, and other psychiatric disorders. The contributions in this volume confirm that DSM-5 is intended to be a living document that can accommodate revisions to specific diagnostic areas based on new evidence that is replicable and subject to review. This efficient updating process will help researchers and clinicians keep abreast of the latest protocols for the research, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness.show more

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  • Paperback | 389 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 21 Line drawings, unspecified; 40 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585623881
  • 9781585623884
  • 995,830

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The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 is an outstanding book that provides the reader with an in-depth understanding of the complexities of developing a new DSM that is clinically useful and yet also reflects the most current research findings in the field. The book is highly recommended, as it will provide an excellent platform to "jump" into DSM-5. * Michael H. Ebert, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry *show more

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The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 highlights recent advances in our understanding of cross-cutting factors relevant to psychiatric diagnosis and nosology. These include developmental age-related aspects of psychiatric diagnosis and symptom presentation; underlying neuro-circuitry and genetic similarities that may clarify diagnostic boundaries and inform a more etiologically-based taxonomy of disorder categories; and gender/culture-specific influences in the prevalence of and service use for psychiatric disorders. This text also considers the role of disability in the diagnosis of mental disorders and the potential utility of integrating a dimensional approach to psychiatric diagnosis. A powerful reference tool for anyone practicing or studying psychiatry, social work, psychology, or nursing, The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-5 details the proceedings from the 2009 American Psychopathological Association's Annual Meeting. In its chapters, readers will find a thorough review of the empirical evidence regarding the utility of cross-cutting factors in nosology, as well as specific suggestions for how they may be fully integrated into the forthcoming fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.show more

About Darrel A. Regier

Darrel A. Regier, M.D., M.P.H., is Executive Director of the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education and Director of the Division of Research at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia, and Vice-Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force.William E. Narrow, M.D., M.P.H., is Associate Director of the Division of Research at the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education in Arlington, Virginia, and Research Director of the DSM-5 Task Force.Emily A. Kuhl, Ph.D., is a science writer in the Division of Research at the American Psychiatric Association in Arlington, Virginia.David J. Kupfer, M.D., is Thomas Detre Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Chair of the DSM-5 Task Force.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsIntroductionPART I: Diagnostic Spectra: Assessing the Validity of Disorder GroupingsChapter 1. Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Light of Modern GeneticsChapter 2. Integration of Dimensional Spectra for Depression and Anxiety Into Categorical Diagnoses for General Medical PracticeChapter 3. One Way Forward for Psychiatric Nomenclature: The Example of the Spectrum Project ApproachChapter 4. Meta Effects of Classifying Mental DisordersPART II: Integrating Dimensional Concepts Into a Categorical SystemChapter 5. A Proposal for Incorporating Clinically Relevant Dimensions Into DSM-5Chapter 6. Empirically Derived Personality Disorder Prototypes: Bridging Dimensions and Categories in DSM-5Chapter 7. Options and Dilemmas of Dimensional Measures for DSM-5: Which Types of Measures Fare Best in Predicting Course and Outcome?PART III: Assessing Functional Impairment for Clinical Significance and DisabilityChapter 8. Clinical Significance and Disorder Thresholds in DSM-5: The Role of Disability and DistressChapter 9. Assessing Activity Limitations and Disability Among AdultsChapter 10. Measuring Disability Across Physical, Mental, and Cognitive DisordersPART IV: Identifying Important Culture- and Gender- Related Expressions of DisordersChapter 11. Assessing Mental Disorders and Service Use Across Countries: The WHO World Mental Health Survey InitiativeChapter 12. The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Cultural Influences on the Nature and Distribution of Mental Disorders: An Examination of Major DepressionChapter 13. Gender and Gender-Related Issues in DSM-5PART V: Incorporating Developmental Variations of Disorder Expression Across the LifespanChapter 14. Increasing the Developmental Focus in DSM-5: Broad Issues and Specific Potential Applications in AnxietyChapter 15. Diagnostic Issues Relating to Lifespan From Adulthood Into Later LifeIndexshow more

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