A video featuring the author of the DSM-5 Handbook, Dr Michael First describes differential diagnosis and assessment, central components of clinical practice.
On Monday, May 5, attendees at the APA Annual Meeting, will have the opportunity to meet Dr Michael First, author of DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis.
An expert on psychiatric diagnosis and assessment, Dr First summarizes his book in this brief video. Dr First is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and a Research Psychiatrist at the Biometrics Department at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York.
Published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., the DSM-5 Handbook offers a framework for diagnosing patients, as described on the APPI Web site, below.
The handbook offers an assortment of approaches to differential diagnosis, and a number of features designed to benefit clinicians in the exam room, including: