Must-have! Oct 7, 2008
This book is a must-have for all psychology graduate students as well as researchers and practitioners. It is not a bad idea for undergraduate students, either. Often referred to as the "bible" of psychology, it contains all the diagnoses most commonly accepted in the practice of psychology (and most commonly accepted by insurance companies for billing purposes) along with differential diagnosis trees to help the reader determine how to distinguish different diagnoses that are similar or share overlapping symptoms. There is a mini-version, which can be very helpful as a quick reference tool, though it lacks the differential diagnosis sections. If you are not willing to read this book from cover to cover, then you should probably not consider psychology as a profession.