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Frances, Allen 1942-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 281 publications in 4 languages and 8,488 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Classification  Case studies  Popular works  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RC455.2.C4, 616.89075
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allen Frances
Saving normal : an insider's revolt against out-of-control psychiatric diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the medicalization of ordinary life by Allen Frances( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book the author, a psychiatrist, makes a critique of the widespread medicalization of normality. He argues that the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders threatens to destroy what is considered normal and that grief, sorrow, stress, disappointment, and other feelings are part of life, not a psychiatric disease. Anyone living a full, rich life experiences ups and downs, stresses, disappointments, sorrows, and setbacks. These challenges are a normal part of being human, and they should not be treated as psychiatric disease. However, today millions of people who are really no more than "worried well" are being diagnosed as having a mental disorder and are receiving unnecessary treatment. Here the author warns that mislabeling everyday problems as mental illness has shocking implications for individuals and society: stigmatizing a healthy person as mentally ill leads to unnecessary, harmful medications, the narrowing of horizons, misallocation of medical resources, and draining of the budgets of families and the nation. We also shift responsibility for our mental well-being away from our own naturally resilient and self-healing brains, which have kept us sane for hundreds of thousands of years, and into the hands of "Big Pharma," who are reaping multi-billion-dollar profits. He cautions that the new edition of the "bible of psychiatry," the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5), will turn our current diagnostic inflation into hyperinflation by converting millions of "normal" people into "mental patients." Alarmingly, in DSM-5, normal grief will become "Major Depressive Disorder"; the forgetting seen in old age is "Mild Neurocognitive Disorder"; temper tantrums are "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder"; worrying about a medical illness is "Somatic Symptom Disorder"; gluttony is "Binge Eating Disorder"; and most of us will qualify for adult "Attention Deficit Disorder." What's more, all of these newly invented conditions will worsen the cruel paradox of the mental health industry: those who desperately need psychiatric help are left shamefully neglected, while the "worried well" are given the bulk of the treatment, often at their own detriment. Charting the history of psychiatric fads throughout history, the author argues that whenever we arbitrarily label another aspect of the human condition a "disease," we further chip away at our human adaptability and diversity, dulling the full palette of what is normal and losing something fundamental of ourselves in the process.-- From book jacket
Caring for the mind : the comprehensive guide to mental health by Dianne R Hales( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defines mental disorders and presents each condition in a systematic format
Your mental health : a layman's guide to the psychiatrist's bible by Allen Frances( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Each chapter of Your Mental Health focuses on a particular type of problem and provides an extremely clear set of questions to help you determine whether your symptoms are severe enough to be considered a clinical disorder ... With detailed explanations about the treatments currently available."--Jacket
DSM-IV-TR case studies : a clinical guide to differential diagnosis by Allen Frances( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DSM-IV-TR handbook of differential diagnosis by Michael B First( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A DSM-III casebook of differential therapeutics : a clinical guide to treatment selection by Samuel Perry( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Differential therapeutics in psychiatry : the art and science of treatment selection by Allen Frances( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A DSM-III-R casebook of treatment selection by Samuel Perry( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DSM-IV guidebook by Allen Frances( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DSM-IV-TR guidebook by Michael B First( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this detailed volume, the reader will find a synopsis of the essential elements of DSM-IV-TR; an annotation that explains and expands on the DSM-IV-TR criteria sets; hundreds of clinical pearls concerning diagnostic evaluation; an insiders' view of how and why DSM-IV-TR became what it is; a study guide plus 100 multiple choice questions to test your DSM-IV-TR knowledge; and the historical context and conceptual issues surrounding psychiatric diagnosis
Essentials of psychiatric diagnosis : responding to the challenge of DSM-5 by Allen Frances( Book )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book provides a concise and user-friendly guide to more accurate diagnosis and coding. It offers: - One or more screening questions for each disorder. - Clear prototypal descriptions of the mental disorders rather than complex and cumbersome criteria sets that are often ignored. - The most crucial differential diagnoses that must be ruled out for each disorder. - Diagnostic tips--everything I have learned through 40 years of seeing patients, supervising, and preparing DSM III, DSM IIIR, and DSM IV. - The required ICD-9 codes for each disorder. - Cautions to reduce diagnostic inflation and counter the influence of fad diagnosing. - Cautions on questionable aspects of DSM-5"--Provided by publisher
DSM-IV handbook of differential diagnosis by Michael B First( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Am I okay? : a layman's guide to the psychiatrist's bible by Allen Frances( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We all have times when we're feeling down, anxious, over the top, or on edge. Or times when we can't sleep, feel spaced out or disconnected from things, can't remember names or faces, can't get over past traumas. Problems like these are often a common and normal part of the aches and pains of everyday life. However, if these problems last long enough, are severe enough, or interfere with work or relationships, it may mean that you or someone you care about has a diagnosable and treatable disorder. Written by the same doctors who led the effort to produce the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) -- the reference text used by the majority of mental health professionals -- Am I Okay? is a thorough, completely authoritative guide designed to help people identify whether or not they have a psychiatric condition as early as possible. Am I Okay? also includes the following features: * "Twenty Questions to Get You Started": a diagnostic screening questionnaire that covers most known psychiatric problems * Detailed chapters on a range of mental health issues, from Depression, Personality Disorders, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse to Anxiety, Dissociative Experiences, and more * Information about national organizations, support groups, and other sources of help, as well as suggested readings for more information
The Personality disorders and neuroses by Arnold M Cooper( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combined pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for depression ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DSM-IV : diagnostics différentiels by Michael B First( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Propose des démarches pour améliorer le diagnostic différentiel en psychiatrie en se référant à la classification du DMS-IV. S'adresse aux étudiants en psychiatrie ainsi qu'aux psychiatres confirmés
DSM-IV cas cliniques : un guide du diagnostic différentiel by Allen Frances( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-IV-TR by American Psychiatric Association( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since DSM-IV was completed in 1994. Stay current with important updates to DSM-IV-TR. Benefit from new research into Schizophrenia, Asperger's Disorder, and other conditions. Utilize additional information about the epidemiology and other facets of DSM conditions. Updated information is included about the associated features, culture, age, and gender features, prevalence, course, and familial pattern of mental disorders. The DSM-IV-TR brings this essential diagnostic tool up-to-date, to promote effective diagnosis, treatment, and quality of care. Now you can get all the essential diagnostic information you rely on from the DSM-IV along with important updates not found in the 1994 edition
DSM-III personality disorders diagnosis and treatment by Allen Frances( Recording )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Producer) Program provides clinicians with a resource that explicates essential diagnostic and treatment procedures associated with personality disorder. Covering the 12 types contained in DSM-III, it specifically describes all phases ofintervention, from the first interview through treatment follow-up. Detailed cases show concretely how these procedures can be applied in different clinical settings
 
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Alternative Names
Frances, A. (Allen), 1942-
Frances, Allen J.
Frances, Allen J. 1942-
フランシス, A
フランセス, アレン
Languages
English (127)
French (7)
Dutch (4)
Italian (2)
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