Diagnosis and Clinical Measurement in Psychiatry: A Reference Manual for SCAN / Edition 1

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Helping people with mental illness relies on the ability to understand and measure the severity of the experiences that they find distressing. SCAN is a form of interview, which provides a detailed and accurate picture of 'mental state'. When analysed by computer it provides a diagnosis that is comparable wherever the system is used. PSE-10/SCAN synthesises ICD-10 and DSM-IV criteria and builds on experience from extensive tests of its predecessor PSE-9. This reference manual is a companion to the SCAN interview schedule and software. It describes the rationale and development of the system and provides a valuable introduction to its uses.

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Comprises 12 contributions which describe the rationale and development of the SCAN system (a set of instruments that provide a detailed and accurate picture of a patient's mental state), its results, training methods, and uses. Paper topics include the PSE tradition and its continuation in SCAN, the SCAN glossary and principles of the interview, the development of SCAN-2.1, and the computerization of SCAN-2.1. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521434775
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of authors and SCAN Advisory Committee; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Measurement and classification in psychiatry J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius and T. B. Üstün; 2. The PSE tradition and its continuation in SCAN J. K. Wing; 3. Aims and structure of SCAN J. K. Wing; 4. The SCAN glossary and principles of the interview J. K. Wing; 5. SCAN translation N. Sartorius; 6. Technical procedures T. B. Üstün and W. M. Compton III; 7. Training in the use of SCAN T. B. Üstün, G. L. Harrison and S. Chatterji; 8. International field trials: SCAN-0 J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius and G. Der; 9. SCAN-1: algorithms and CAPSE-1 G. Der, G. Glover, T. S. Brugha and J. K. Wing; 10. Development of SCAN-2.1 T. S. Brugha; 11. Computerisation of SCAN-2.1: CAPSE-2 A. Y. Tien, S. Chaterji and T. B. Üstün; 12. Clinical, educational and scientific uses J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius and T. B. Üstün; Subject index.
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