James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his acclaimed practical books--including DSM-5 Made Easy; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition; The First Interview, Fourth Edition; and When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis.
Introduction I. The Basics of Diagnosis 1. The Road to Diagnosis 2. Getting Started with the Roadmap 3. The Diagnostic Method 4. Putting It Together 5. Coping with Uncertainty 6. Multiple Diagnoses 7. Checking Up II. The Building Blocks of Diagnosis 8. Understanding the Whole Patient 9. Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis 10. Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination III. Applying the Diagnostic Techniques 11. Diagnosing Depression and Mania 12. Diagnosing Anxiety, Fear, Obsessions, and Worry 13. Diagnosing Psychosis 14. Diagnosing Problems of Memory and Thinking 15. Diagnosing Substance Misuse and Other Addictions 16. Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems 17. Beyond Diagnosis: Compliance, Suicide, Violence 18. Patients, Patients Appendix. Diagnostic Principles