Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians / Edition 2

Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians / Edition 2

by James Morrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 1462513352

ISBN-13: 9781462513352

Pub. Date: 02/28/2014

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working

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This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes-from the straightforward to the toughest cases-illustrate the practical application of these methods. Essential topics include developing a differential diagnosis, dealing with comorbidity; and determining when physical illness may be the cause of mental health symptoms. New to This Edition Revised throughout for DSM-5. Updated resources and suggested readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462513352
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
180,813
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction
I. The Basics of Diagnosis
1. The Road to Diagnosis
2. Getting Started with the Roadmap
3. The Diagnostic Method
4. Putting It Together
5. Coping with Uncertainty
6. Multiple Diagnoses
7. Checking Up
II. The Building Blocks of Diagnosis
8. Understanding the Whole Patient
9. Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis
10. Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination
III. Applying the Diagnostic Techniques
11. Diagnosing Depression and Mania
12. Diagnosing Anxiety, Fear, Obsessions, and Worry
13. Diagnosing Psychosis
14. Diagnosing Problems of Memory and Thinking
15. Diagnosing Substance Misuse and Other Addictions
16. Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems
17. Beyond Diagnosis: Compliance, Suicide, Violence
18. Patients, Patients
Appendix. Diagnostic Principles

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