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From the Publisherabout the first edition:
"Provides the clinician with a clear jargon-free overview of diagnostic categories, with helpful hints regarding a psychiatric interview."
This volume represents a clear, jargon-free overview of diagnostic categories with helpful hints regarding a psychiatric interview. Completely revised and updated, detailing current innovations in theory and practice, including recent changes in the DSM-IV.
Basic Issues in Interviewing and the Interview Process.-Interviewing Strategies, Rapport, and Empathy.-Presenting Problem, History of Presenting Problem, and Social History.-Mental Status Examination.-Dealing with Defenses and Defensiveness in Interviews.-Consideration of Neuropsychological Factors in Interviewing.-Anxiety Disorders.-Mood Disorders.-Schizophrenia.-Personality Disorders.-Alcohol Problems.-Drug Abuse.-Sexual Dysfunctions and Deviations.-Eating Disorders.-Psychophysiological Disorders.-Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.-Marital Dyads.-Children.-Sexually and Physically Abused Children.-Older Adults.-Interviewing in Health Psychology and Medical Settings