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The DSM is the most widely used diagnostic tool in the United States for mental disorders. Used by practitioners and scholars in fields like psychology, social work and medicine. It provides the criteria to diagnose a patient with a specific mental disorder. The current edition is the DSM-5 published in May 2013. (Accessed through Psychiatry Online.)
Look here for practical and authoritative psychology information: assessment and diagnosis; testing; psychotherapy and treatment; working with groups, families, and youth; ethical and legal issues; and much more.
Traumatology (the study of trauma, its effects, and methods to modify effects) encyclopedia centers around psychological trauma and its emotional effects on the individual as a disabling or mental disorder requiring mental health services.
The Encyclopedia of Suicide is a ready reference for the causes, methods, and psychology of suicide as well as treatments and therapies available for those in need. Presenting more than 80 articles that detail warning signs and risk factors, religious and social issues, psychological and sociological viewpoints, and recent statistics, this encyclopedia also discusses new trends in research and treatment.
Provides coverage on topics critical to understanding depression, such as the history of the disease, research, treatment options, and the role of various mental health professionals in addressing the condition.