DSM-5RG and the Law: Changes and Challenges

Paperback | May 21, 2015

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is the most widely used and accepted scheme for diagnosing mental disorders in the United States and beyond. DSM-5 was released with profound changes revealed in the required diagnostic process, specific criteria for previously established diagnoses,as well as the addition and deletion of specific mental disorders. DSM-5RG and the Law provides an excellent summary of the DSM-5 diagnostic changes and the implications of these changes in various types of criminal and civil litigation. It also provides practical guidelines on how to correctly usethe DSM-5 diagnostic process to record diagnoses in a forensic report. Furthermore, DSM-5RG and the Law highlights unique aspects of the assessment of malingering based on DSM-5 alterations of DSM-IV. Special features include a summary of relevant diagnostic changes to each chapter topic, an application of the DSM-5 to a wide range of civil and criminal forensic evaluations, practical vignettes throughout the chapters to illustrate key forensic points, chapter tables to highlight relevantinformation, and focused summary points at the conclusion of each chapter. The reader is provided specific guidance on a range of evidence-based approaches to rate severity of psychotic disorders and a range of considerations for assessing disability. This is the first book to apply how the DSM-5 changes will impact the specific forensic evaluations with practical guidance on how to face new challenges posed.

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is the most widely used and accepted scheme for diagnosing mental disorders in the United States and beyond. DSM-5 was released with profound changes revealed in the required diagnostic process, specific criteria for previously established diagnoses,as well as the addition and deletion of spe...

Dr. Scott is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Chief of the Psychiatry and the Law Division at the University of California, Davis He is a Past-President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) and has been a national instructor for the AAPL Annual Forensic Psychiatry Review Course for over 15 years. He serves as...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Jessica Ferranti, M.D.: DSM-5: Development and Implementation2. William Newman, M.D. and Brian Holoyda, M.D.: DSM-5 and Major Diagnostic Changes3. Charles Scott, M.D.: DSM-5: Diagnosing and Report Writing4. Richard Frierson, M.D.: DSM-5 and Psychiatric Evaluations of Individuals in the Criminal Justice System5. Stephen Noffsinger, M.D. and Jennifer Piel, J.D, M.D.: DSM-5: Competencies and the Criminal Justice System6. Stephen Noffsinger, M.D. and Jennifer Piel, J.D, M.D.: DSM-5 and Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and Diminished Mens Rea Defenses7. Robert Weinstock, M.D, Jennifer Piel, J.D, M.D, and Gregory B. Leong, M.D.: DSM-5 and Civil Competencies8. Charles Scott, M.D, Ryan Wagoner, M.D, and Mace Beckson, M.D.: DSM-5 and Personal Injury Litigation9. John Greene, M.D. and Charles Scott, M.D.: DSM-5 and Disability Evaluations10. Anne McBride, M.D.: DSM-5 and Education Evaluations in School Aged Children11. Barbara McDermott, Ph.D. and Charles Scott, M.D.: DSM-5 and Malingering

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"Dr. Scott has provided a comprehensive, scholarly, and insightful review of the process of development of the DSM-5, the American Psychiatric Association's most up-to-date psychiatric diagnostic classification system, and the implications of the changes embodied in the DSM-5 for the field offorensic psychiatry. The chapter authors, experts in their respective fields, have applied their breadth of knowledge and expertise to the analysis of the DSM-5's changes as they relate to criminal, civil, disability, and educational forensic evaluations, including? the assessment of malingering.Dr. Scott has masterfully organized this volume such that it provides both in-depth information and practical guidance that will be of invaluable assistance to forensic psychiatrists in addressing the controversies associated with the DSM-5 that may arise in the courtroom and in incorporatingDSM-5's changes into their forensic practices." --Liza Gold, Georgetown University School of Medicine