DSM IV or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is an indispensable book for any psychiatrist, psychologist or a student at one of these fields. DSM IV contains important and useful information about mental disorders, covering a large area of issues. DSM IV is useful not only for those who are already doctors or who are studying this part of medicine, but also for anyone else who is suspicious of suffering from a mental disorder or for anyone who has in his family someone who suffers from this problem. DSM IV is published by the American Psychiatric Association and is very practical for counselors, too. During time, there have been several versions of DSM IV and it is said that in 2012 a new one will be released. This is very good because new things are discovered about diseases, so making a change is recommended.
DSM IV book is useful for someone who likes this field and wants to find out more about the human mind and personality, which is still a mystery for scientists. This is caused by the lack of information about the human brain, so we still do not know how it functions and if has other functions than those we already know. All mental disorders are classified within DSM IV, so here you will find all the details about them!
DSM IV has five categories referring to clinical disorders, personality disorders and mental retardation, general medical conditions, psychosocial and environmental problems and global assessment of functioning scale. All types of mental and personality disorders are included in DSM IV. If you will become a psychiatrist, a counselor or a psychologist, then this book has all you need to know for helping those who have this type of problems. This book talks also about the things that can cause mental injuries and how they can be solved. Although is so useful, DSM IV still has been criticized for the way diseases were classified, for its subjectivity, but let us see what the new edition from 2012 will bring! This books should not miss from our library as it takes us deep into the human mind!