DSM comes from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a book published by the American Psychiatric Association and contains all the actual mental disorders. The code that is used for DSM IV has to correspond with the International Classification of Diseases, so you can be sure that it is useful to consult this manual when you need to find out something about diagnostic codes. DSM IV book presents numerous mental health disorders with all the symptoms, treatment, causes and other details that make a difference between one disorder and other.
DSM IV is has great amount of information, useful for doctors from the field, but also for the people who are curious about or by those who want to become a doctor regarding the mental disorders. DSM IV present disorders beginning with childhood until maturity. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision) gives you interesting pieces of information about mental , learning, motor skills, feeding and eating, tic, elimination, cognitive, amnestic disorders and many more.
In this edition many pieces of information are updated, revised, completed, so the best of the knowledge in this field is very well presented in an interesting book as Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR Fourth Edition (Text Revision) is. DSM IV have become a problem of the modern world, the discoveries and the research are very dynamic and new things are revealed as time goes by. It is of real help for doctors to be well up on these changes in order to know what is best for their patients. DSM IV can help you distinguish the similarities that are among mental health disorders. To be informed about DSM IV is of a real help if you have someone in your family who has such problems. You will know how to react, what to do in the case of a certain mental disorder or in the case of its evolution.