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Frances, Allen 1942-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 344 publications in 4 languages and 8,626 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  Classification  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Popular works  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allen Frances
Saving normal : an insider's revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the medicalization of ordinary life by Allen Frances( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances argues that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders threatens to destroy what is considered normal and that grief, sorrow, stress, disappointment, and other feelings are part of life, not a psychiatric disease
Caring for the mind : the comprehensive guide to mental health by Dianne R Hales( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines mental disorders and presents each condition in a systematic format
Your mental health : a layman's guide to the psychiatrist's bible by Allen Frances( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each chapter of Your Mental Health focuses on a particular type of problem and provides an extremely clear set of questions to help you determine whether your symptoms are severe enough to be considered a clinical disorder ... With detailed explanations about the treatments currently available."--Jacket
DSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosis by Michael B First( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A DSM-III casebook of differential therapeutics : a clinical guide to treatment selection by Samuel Perry( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differential therapeutics in psychiatry : the art and science of treatment selection by Allen Frances( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSM-IV-TR case studies : a clinical guide to differential diagnosis by Allen Frances( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"DSM-IV-TR Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis will help the reader gain an understanding of how to use DSM-IV-TR in actual clinical situations. This book, coauthored by Allen Frances, Chair of the Task Force on DSM-IV, translates the clinical concepts and terminology of DSM-IV-TR into vivid three-dimensional examples, to help the clinician take full advantage of the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria. The case studies bring to life the process of differential diagnosis and illustrate how important this process can be for treatment planning." "This casebook follows the organizational pattern of DSM-IV-TR and provides examples of the most commonly encountered disorders." "DSM-IV-TR Case Studies: A Clinical Guide to Differential Diagnosis will help students and clinicians become familiar with the symptoms that make up each DSM-IV-TR diagnosis. A good understanding of, and memory for, the symptoms that define the most commonly encountered diagnoses will improve interviewing and diagnostic techniques. The case studies can serve as easily remembered examples to help the reader recall the criteria sets and will benefit all clinicians who desire to become more comprehensive and accurate interviewers."--BOOK JACKET
A DSM-III-R casebook of treatment selection by Samuel Perry( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSM-IV guidebook by Allen Frances( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSM-IV-TR guidebook by Michael B First( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this detailed volume, the reader will find a synopsis of the essential elements of DSM-IV-TR; an annotation that explains and expands on the DSM-IV-TR criteria sets; hundreds of clinical pearls concerning diagnostic evaluation; an insiders' view of how and why DSM-IV-TR became what it is; a study guide plus 100 multiple choice questions to test your DSM-IV-TR knowledge; and the historical context and conceptual issues surrounding psychiatric diagnosis
DSM-IV handbook of differential diagnosis by Michael B First( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essentials of psychiatric diagnosis : responding to the challenge of DSM-5 by Allen Frances( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a concise and user-friendly guide to more accurate diagnosis and coding. It offers: - One or more screening questions for each disorder. - Clear prototypal descriptions of the mental disorders rather than complex and cumbersome criteria sets that are often ignored. - The most crucial differential diagnoses that must be ruled out for each disorder. - Diagnostic tips--everything I have learned through 40 years of seeing patients, supervising, and preparing DSM III, DSM IIIR, and DSM IV. - The required ICD-9 codes for each disorder. - Cautions to reduce diagnostic inflation and counter the influence of fad diagnosing. - Cautions on questionable aspects of DSM-5"--Provided by publisher
DSM-IV case studies : a clinical guide to differential diagnosis by Allen Frances( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am I okay? : a layman's guide to the psychiatrist's bible by Allen Frances( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We all have times when we're feeling down, anxious, over the top, or on edge. Or times when we can't sleep, feel spaced out or disconnected from things, can't remember names or faces, can't get over past traumas. Problems like these are often a common and normal part of the aches and pains of everyday life. However, if these problems last long enough, are severe enough, or interfere with work or relationships, it may mean that you or someone you care about has a diagnosable and treatable disorder. Written by the same doctors who led the effort to produce the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) -- the reference text used by the majority of mental health professionals -- Am I Okay? is a thorough, completely authoritative guide designed to help people identify whether or not they have a psychiatric condition as early as possible. Am I Okay? also includes the following features: * "Twenty Questions to Get You Started": a diagnostic screening questionnaire that covers most known psychiatric problems * Detailed chapters on a range of mental health issues, from Depression, Personality Disorders, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse to Anxiety, Dissociative Experiences, and more * Information about national organizations, support groups, and other sources of help, as well as suggested readings for more information
The Personality disorders and neuroses by Arnold M Cooper( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for depression( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight of American sanity : a psychiatrist analyzes the age of Trump by Allen Frances( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is comforting to see President Donald Trump as a crazy man, a one-off, an exception — not a reflection on us or our democracy. But in ways I never anticipated, his rise was absolutely predictable and a mirror on our soul. What does it say about us, that we elected someone so manifestly unfit and unprepared to determine mankind’s future? Trump is a symptom of a world in distress, not its sole cause. Blaming him for all our troubles misses the deeper, underlying societal sickness that made possible his unlikely ascent. Calling Trump crazy allows us to avoid confronting the craziness in our society — if we want to get sane, we must first gain insight about ourselves. Simply put: Trump isn’t crazy, but our society is. More than three years in the making: the world's leading expert on psychiatric diagnosis, past leader of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM (“the bible of psychology”), and author of the influential international bestseller on the medicalization of ordinary life, Saving Normal, draws upon his vast experience to deliver a powerful critique of modern American society’s collective slide away from sanity and offers an urgently needed prescription for reclaiming our bearings. Widely cited in recent months as the man who quite literally wrote the diagnostic criteria for narcissism, Allen Frances, M.D., has been at the center of the debate surrounding President Trump’s mental state — quoted in Evan Osnos’s May 2017 New Yorker article (“How Trump Could Get Fired”) and publishing a much-shared opinion letter in the New York Times (“An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump’s Mental State”). Frances argues that Trump is "bad, not mad" — and that the real question to wrestle with is how we as a country could have chosen him as our leader. Twilight of American Sanity is an essential work for understanding our national crisis
DSM-IV : diagnostics différentiels by Michael B First( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Propose des démarches pour améliorer le diagnostic différentiel en psychiatrie en se référant à la classification du DMS-IV. S'adresse aux étudiants en psychiatrie ainsi qu'aux psychiatres confirmés
DSM-IV cas cliniques : un guide du diagnostic différentiel by Allen Frances( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5 by American Psychiatric Association( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field. Since a complete description of the underlying pathological processes is not possible for most mental disorders, it is important to emphasize that the current diagnostic criteria are the best available description of how mental disorders are expressed and can be recognized by trained clinicians. The classification of disorders is harmonized with the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the official coding system used in the United States. The disorders included in DSM-5 were reordered into a revised organizational structure meant to stimulate new clinical perspectives. This new structure corresponds with the organizational arrangement of disorders planned for ICD-11 scheduled for release in 2015. Other enhancements have been introduced to promote ease of use across all settings, including: Representation of developmental issues related to diagnosis; Integration of scientific findings from the latest research in genetics and neuroimaging; Consolidation of autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; Streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; Restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; Enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders; Transition in conceptualizing personality disorders; New disorders and features; Online enhancements.-- Publisher description
 
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Caring for the mind : the comprehensive guide to mental health
Alternative Names
Allen, Frances

Allen Frances Amerikaans psychiater

Allen Frances US-amerikanischer Psychiater

Frances, A. 1942-

Frances, A. (Allen), 1942-

Frances, Allen J.

Frances, Allen J. 1942-

آلن فرانسیس

프랜시스, 앨런

アレン・フランセス

フランシス, A

フランセス, アレン

Languages
English (148)

French (11)

Italian (3)

Dutch (1)

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Your mental health : a layman's guide to the psychiatrist's bibleDSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosisDSM-IV-TR case studies : a clinical guide to differential diagnosisA DSM-III-R casebook of treatment selectionDSM-IV guidebookDSM-IV-TR guidebookDSM-IV handbook of differential diagnosisDSM-IV case studies : a clinical guide to differential diagnosis