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Two hundred fourteen case vignettes illustrate use of the diagnostic categories in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III) published in 1980 and commented on editorially in this journal by Dr. George B. Murray (Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:631-2). Each case vignette and accompanying text includes a clinical summary, the rationale for the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, any diagnostic uncertainties, and the appropriate DSM-III category. The DSM-III classification is given in Appendix B. The case vignettes are grouped to illustrate mental disorders in adults (chapter 1), disorders in children and adolescents (chapter 2), disorders for multiaxial evaluation (chapter 3),
DSM-III Case Book. A Learning Companion to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Third Edition).. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:403–404. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-403_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(3):403-404.
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