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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 MD
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ISBN-13: 9781462529841
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 185,582
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 16.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his acclaimed practical books--including DSM-5 Made Easy; Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition; The First Interview, Fourth Edition; Interviewing Children and Adolescents, Second Edition; When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition; and The Mental Health Clinician's Workbook--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis.

Table of Contents


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


Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and counselors working with adults; graduate students and residents. Serves as a text in graduate-level courses that deal with psychiatric diagnosis.

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