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  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

  • Utilize assessment data to diagnose addictive disorders.
  • Recognize the wide acceptance of DSM-IV by addiction clinicians.
  • Appreciate the value of a multiaxial diagnostic system.
  • Utilize DSM-IV axes to organize, analyze, and interpret assessment data.
  • Employ DSM-IV criteria to formulate diagnoses of substance-related disorders and other addictive disorders.
  • Develop diagnoses that reflect addiction severity and guide treatment intensity.
  • Understand that reliable diagnosis is a prerequisite of treatment planning.
  • Diagnosis
  • DSM-IV
    • Axis I
    • Axis II
    • Axis III
    • Axis IV
    • Axis V
  • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Substance Use Disorders
    • Substance-Induced Disorders
  • Other Addictive Disorders
  • Selected Diagnostic Codes
    • Substance-Related Disorders
    • Other Addictive Disorders
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
  • Special Topics for Further Study
  • Addiction Practice 2000

Diagnosis is a collaborative process between client and clinicians. Together, they validate, cluster, and interpret assessment data to determine or name the client's ...

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