Primary Care Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Brief Office Treatment and Management Pathways

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When confronted with a psychosocial problem in the office, nothing is more frustrating to me than an unintelligible reference text. The DSM-IV and DSM-IV-PC are excellent resources, but I frequently find myself wondering if the people that wrote them were previously employed to write the ICD-9 and CPT code books. When I encourage our resident physicians to use the DSM-IV, they frequently give me a look as if to ask “What language is this thing written in?”​

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 1999;1(4):123