To facilitate recognition of psychiatric and addictive disorders within primary care settings, the development of a primary care manual to diagnose mental disorders is described. The manual, DSM-IV-PC, is compatible with the full DSM-IV and was developed by both psychiatrists and primary care physicians. Symptom-based clinical algorithms are described to demonstrate the format of the manual, which the authors hope will promote educational, clinical, and research collaboration between psychiatrists and primary care physicians.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health