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DSM-5-TR® Made Easy
The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis

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ISBN 9781462551347
April 5, 2023 Forthcoming by Guilford Press
676 Pages

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Book Description

Fully updated for the DSM-5 Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), this trusted guide presents the breadth of DSM diagnoses in an accessible, engaging, and clinically useful format. Master diagnostician James Morrison demystifies the dense DSM-5-TR criteria with more than 130 detailed case vignettes that illustrate typical patient presentations. Succinct descriptions of each disorder, along with many tips, side bars, tables, and caveats, capture the intricacies of psychiatric symptoms and impairments to make accurate diagnosis cleaner and simpler. For DSM-5-TR, Morrison has incorporated the new diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder, updates to over 70 criteria sets, new and revised ICD-10-CM codes, and vignettes for additional subtypes.

See also Morrison's Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition, which offers principles and decision trees for integrating diagnostic information from multiple sources; The First Interview, Fourth Edition, which presents a framework for conducting thorough, empathic initial evaluations; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook, which uses in-depth cases and carefully constructed exercises to build the reader's diagnostic skills.

Table of Contents

1. Neurodevelopmental Disorders
2. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
3. Mood Disorders
4. Anxiety Disorders
5. Obsessive–Compulsive and Related Disorders
6. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
7. Dissociative Disorders
8. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
9. Feeding and Eating Disorders
10. Elimination Disorders
11. Sleep–Wake Disorders
12. Sexual Dysfunctions
13. Gender Dysphoria
14. Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
15. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
16. Cognitive Disorders
17. Personality Disorders
18. Paraphilic Disorders
19. Other Factors That May Need Clinical Attention
20. Patients and Diagnoses
Appendix: Essential Tables

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James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His long career includes extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his acclaimed practical books--including DSM-5-TR Made Easy; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition; The First Interview, Fourth Edition; and others--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis.


"DSM-5-TR Made Easyis a master class in modern psychopathology. Morrison's meticulously detailed reviews of each major mental disorder provide the reader with an informative and accessible guide for understanding the DSM. Through relevant case examples, Morrison’s text not only enhances our understanding of symptoms, overlapping syndromes, and common comorbid conditions, but also elevates our approach to diagnostic formulations and conceptualizations. This exceptional book is an authoritative resource for clinicians and students at all levels and an ideal text for teaching the next generation of mental health professionals."--David H. Klemanski, PsyD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University

"This book supports mental health professionals across their careers, from medical students and psychology interns who are just learning the diagnostic criteria to seasoned psychiatrists who need the newest DSM updates in our constantly evolving field. The book’s structure allows for its use as a quick-reference guide, whether to check criteria for a rare diagnosis or to review a common disorder and the varied ways it can present. Regardless of why you are using DSM-5-TR Made Easy, Morrison makes the process enjoyable (and validating!) through his self-aware style, vivid case presentations, and awareness that diagnoses don’t always fit into precise boxes."--Meredith Gansner, MD, attending psychiatrist, Boston Children's Hospital

"If DSM-5-TR is the encyclopedia, this book is the manual. Morrison shows you real diagnosing--the thinking processes, integration of data, case formulation for treatment, and so on--not just assigning labels and ICD-10-CM codes. Reading this book is like sitting with a wise and experienced clinician showing you how to weigh and balance the evidence. Even the introductory explanations of how to use the book are excellent guides for teachers and students and will greatly enhance learning. Over 130 superbly constructed cases show exactly how Morrison applies the DSM-5-TR rules and logic. The cases bring the criteria sets and checklists of DSM to life. This book is suitable as a text in introduction-to-the-profession courses in clinical fields. Anyone reading it will feel like (and become) a smarter clinician."--Edward L. Zuckerman, PhD, author of Clinician's Thesaurus-