Abraham M. Nussbaum, MD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service at Denver Health.
His interests include improving care for persons with chronic mental illness, the history of psychiatry, literature and medicine.
His first book, The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam is the only interview book with DSM-5 criteria.
*The guide addresses the goals of the interview, provides an efficient structure for learning how to conduct one, reviews the screening questions, and then explains how DSM-5 impacts the interview. The sixth chapter, the core of the guide, walks the reader through a complete diagnostic exam that includes the follow-up questions for each DSM-5 disorder class.
*The book is for beginners learning the format and flow of the diagnostic interview and for seasoned clinicians conducting an interview consistent with DSM-5's significant revisions. The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5 Diagnostic Exam is a pragmatic and concise resource for diagnosing a person in mental distress while establishing a therapeutic relationship.
*Want more? Check out this recent article on teaching DSM-5 in JAMA: Nussbaum AM, Interpreters or teachers? JAMA 2013 Jul 17; 310(3):265-6 PMID 23860983