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Understanding Mental Disorders Your Guide to DSM-5

A guide for anyone who has been touched by mental illness

Based on the latest, fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — known as DSM-5® — Understanding Mental Disorders provides valuable insight on what to expect from an illness and its treatment—and will help readers recognize symptoms, know when to seek help, and get the right care.

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"DSM-5 sounds mysterious or technical to many people. This guide dissolves the mystery and explains psychiatric diagnoses in readily understandable terms."

Mary Giliberti, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

"This simple, user-friendly guide is clear and informative. The format makes it easy to look information about specific disorders."

Alies Muskin, Executive Director, Anxiety and Depression Association of America

"Understanding Mental Disorders highlights in a balanced, sensitive way the multifaceted nature of mental disorders."

Allen Doederlein, President, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

"Understanding Mental Disorders is a consumer-friendly guide to understanding the full array of mental health concerns and conditions that affect so many of us, and to understanding the range of treatments that can be effective in addressing them."

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO, Mental Health America

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