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

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In order to help people with a mental illness it is important to be able to understand and measure the severity of distressing and disabling experiences that can affect behavior. SCAN is a form of interview, found acceptable to patients, which provides a detailed and accurate picture of the "mental state". When analyzed by computer, SCAN provides diagnoses that are comparable wherever the system is used. The ninth edition of the Present State Examination (PSE-9) was published in 1974 and served to link the two main approaches to the description and classification of psychological problems. SCAN/PSE-10 builds on the experience of extensive tests using PSE-9. It retains the main features of PSE-9 and links together the latest two international classification systems: ICD-10 and DSM-IV. 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: 9780521033497
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

List of authors and SCAN Advisory Committee
1 Measurement and classification in psychiatry 1
2 The PSE tradition and its continuation in SCAN 12
3 Aims and structure of SCAN 25
4 The SCAN Glossary and principles of the interview 36
5 SCAN translation 44
6 Technical procedures 58
7 Training in the use of SCAN 68
8 International field trials: SCAN-0 86
9 SCAN-1: Algorithms and CAPSE-1 110
10 Development of SCAN-2.1 116
11 Computerisation of SCAN-2.1: CAPSE-2 128
12 Clinical, educational and scientific uses 139
Subject index 147
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