DSM IV comes from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, a manual published by American Psychiatric Association. DSM IV contains also the recognized mental issues and their symptoms, being a great guide for doctors, as well as for anyone that thinks that has a problems or simply for someone who is passionate about this field.
The cosed that are used in the book DSM IV are made in order to correspond with the International Classification of Diseases. There are some problems caused by the fact that in DSM IV there are some codes that do not correspond properly and there are needed some adjustments. DSM IV contains the most important pieces of information and they are very important for any student or doctor in this field, so it it a must have. DSM IV diagnosis is made from this manual, as it is the first point from where things start. More, when a prescription is written by a doctor, he first consults the DSM IV to give the right DSM IV diagnose and code.
DSM IV is the main tool and also the result of so many years of researching, so all you need to know is there. DSM IV contains chapters about mental retardation, learning disorders, motor skills disorders, communication disorders with the issues that each of these have. DSM IV also contains information about pervasive developmental disorders, attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, feeding and eating disorders of infancy or early childhood, tic disorders, elimination disorders and many others, so as you can see it has all the problems that a man can have. It is very important to consult DSM IV in order to see which is the right DSM IV diagnose. DSM IV is the greatest mental disorders manual and has important details that make the difference between a disease and another one. More, in case someone from the family or a close friend has such problems, you should recommend it or you should read it too in order to see how to react and what to do.