The Psychiatric Interview: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

The Psychiatric Interview: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Daniel J. Carlat, Carlat
     
 

ISBN-10: 0683307355

ISBN-13: 9780683307351

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This handbook is designed to assist the practititoner in establishing the appropriate psychiatric diagnosis, which depends to a great extent on obtaining a good clinical history of the patient. Consequently, the ability to interview and obtain an accurate history is one of the most fundamental skills in psychiatry. This title is the first book to do just that by

Overview

This handbook is designed to assist the practititoner in establishing the appropriate psychiatric diagnosis, which depends to a great extent on obtaining a good clinical history of the patient. Consequently, the ability to interview and obtain an accurate history is one of the most fundamental skills in psychiatry. This title is the first book to do just that by providing a step-by-step guide for anyone conducting a psychiatric interview. This title will also serve as the first and anchor book in a forthcoming series -- The Practical Guide Series in Psychiatry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780683307351
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Practical Guides in Psychiatry Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 3.94(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  
Foreword  
Introduction  
   
SECTION I
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF
EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING  
 
1   The Initial Interview: A Preview                                       
   2   Logistic Preparations:
        What to Do before the Interview 
   3   The Therapeutic Alliance:
        What It Is, Why It's Important and How to Establish It 
   4   Asking Questions I:
        How to Approach Threatening Topics 
  5    Asking Questions II:
        Tricks for Improving Patient Recall
  6    Asking Questions III:
        How to Change Topics with Style
   7   Techniques for the Reluctant Patient 
  8    Techniques for the
        Overly Talkative Patient 
   9   Techniques for the Adolescent Patient
 10   Techniques for Other Challenging Situations  
 11   Practical Psychodynamics in the Diagnostic Interview 
   
SECTION II
THE PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY  
 12   Obtaining the History of Present Illness  
 13   Obtaining the Psychiatric History  
 14   Screening for General Medical Conditions  
 15   Family Psychiatric History  
 16   Obtaining the Social and Developmental History   
   
SECTION III
INTERVIEWING FOR DIAGNOSIS:
THE PSYCHIATRIC REVIEW
OF SYMPTOMS    
 17   How to Memorize the DSM-IV  
 18   Interviewing for Diagnosis:
        The Art of Hypothesis Testing  
 19   Mental Status Examination  
 20   Assessing Suicidal and Homicidal Ideation  
 21   Assessing Mood Disorders I:
        Depressive Disorders  
 22   Assessing Mood Disorders II:
        Bipolar Disorder  
 23   Assessing Anxiety Disorders  
 24   Assessing Alcohol Dependence and Drug Abuse     
 25   Assessing Psychotic Disorders  
 26   Assessing Dementia and Delirium  
 27   Assessing Eating Disorders,
        Somatization Disorder, and Attention-
        Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  
 28   Assessing Personality Disorders 
   
SECTION IV
INTERVIEWING FOR TREATMENT  
 29   How to Educate Your Patient  
 30   Negotiating a Treatment Plan  
 31   Writing Up the Results of the Interview   
   
Appendixes  
A. Pocket Cards  
       Psychiatric evaluation 
         DSM-IV mnemonics 
         Defense mechanisms 
         Appearance terms 
         Affect terms 
         Rapid IQ test, Wilson Rapid Approximate
            Intelligence Test   
         Heritability and prevalence of
            psychiatric disorders 
         Weight table for women   
         Weight table for men 
         Common DSM-IV diagnoses 
         GAF-made-easy scale    
         Mini-Mental State Examination  
         Age- and education-adjusted norms for the
         Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination 
B. Data Forms for the Interview 
       Initial Psychiatric Evaluation (Short Form) 
         Initial Psychiatric Evaluation (Long Form) 
         Patient Questionnaire
C. Patient Education Handouts  
      Major Depression 
        Bipolar Disorder 
        Panic Disorder  
        Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  
    
References  
Index  

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