These books are all available from my publisher, The Guilford Press.
In this guide to using the diagnostic manual, I've tried to simplify DSM's at times highly complicated descriptions. I've used a lot of patient vignettes to bring home the essential features of mental health diagnosis, and I've explained the sometimes arcane language used to describe mental disorders in the 21st Century. The new edition, revised for DSM-5, is now available.
This book includes most of what I learned about making diagnoses in medical school and postgraduate training, and everything I've picked up since then from the 15,000 patients I have evaluated. The new edition, revised for DSM-5, has just been released.
Every clinical relationship begins with an initial interview. This book contains material designed to help clinicians in training as well as those who have had lots of experience with mental health patients. It is based primarily on research material gathered over the course of years in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Coverage is of the conduct and content of the initial interview. Now in its fourth edition.
The skills and information needed to obtain a history and mental status exam from younger patients are both different and similar to those you need for adults. Many of the disorders clinicians who see kids must consider are different, too, and those that are the same may have different manifestations. This book, written with child psychiatrist Kathryn Flegel, addresses these issues.
Whew! What a long title! Never mind, it's the content that counts. This little book reviews the data we routinely obtain through the mental status evaluation, then applies this information to a bevy of medical illnesses that often present with symptoms that make them look like behavioral or emotional disorders.
The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook
The title pretty much says what it is: a single volume that touches on much of the material from several of my other books. I ask the reader to answer questions posed by 26 patient vignettes. Don't worry--I've incorporated tons of hints and a boatload of encouragement to help you along the way.