Henry Cohen once quipped that “All diagnoses are provisional formulae designed for action.” The diagnoses which lead to clinical action occur within therapeutic relationships which serve patients and bolster practitioners. The bestselling Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam embeds psychiatric diagnoses within the therapeutic alliance. This book encouraged a wider audience to approach each patient as a person before determining a specific diagnosis. The book helps humanize psychiatric treatment by altering the way mental health practitioners see and engage with patients.
The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam was an Amazon Top 100 seller and translated into more than a dozen languages.
Building upon this work to create person-centered treatment guides, The DSM-5™ Pocket Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health, was co-authored with the pediatrician and child psychiatrist Robert J. Hilt. The second guide, The DSM-5™ Pocket Guide to Elder Mental Health, was co-authored with the geriatric psychiatrist Sophia Wang. Both guides have been translated widely.
Building on all that we learned since the first edition, and completely revised to accord with DSM-5-TR, The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5-TR™ Diagnostic Exam is the most person-centered, evidence-based guide to the psychiatric interview.