The psychiatric interview is your window into the mind of your patient. With this practical, how-to handbook, you’ll examine each aspect of the psychiatric interview in detail. Your journey begins with the general principles essential to effective interviewing—including techniques for approaching threatening topics, improving patient recall, and dealing with challenging patients. The sections that follow show you how to obtain the psychiatric history, interview for diagnosis, and interview for treatment.
The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.
Make The Psychiatric Interview your bridge to understanding.
Useful appendices include data forms, patient education handouts, and other frequently referenced information in a format that’s easy to photocopy.
Handy pocket cards that accompany the book provide a portable, quick-reference to often needed facts.
NEW to the Second Edition…
Updated chapters on the major psychiatric disorders to help you refine your diagnostic skills.
New chapters on Techniques for the Malingering Patient and Assessing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
New Clinical Vignettes let you see the basic components of the psychiatric interview in action.
When you’re at the forefront of mental health care, let this practical handbook show you how to make the most of the psychiatric interview.
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