Psychiatric Clinical Skills


  • David Goldbloom, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Public Affairs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada

Here's a succinct, hands-on guide to interviewing and assessing people with psychiatric disorders! Written by practicing psychiatrists, it clearly explains how to gather clinical data while empowering patients and gaining their trust. Consistently organized chapters and step-by-step guidance make it easy for readers to conduct successful psychiatric interviews, make definitive diagnoses, and establish therapeutic alliances with their patients.
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Psychiatrists Psychiatry Residents, Psychologists


Book information

  • Published: November 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03123-3

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. General Principles of Interviewing

3. Rating Scales

4. Documentation

5. Psychosis

6. Depression

7. Bipolar Disorder

8. Anxiety Disorders

9. Personality Disorders

10. Eating Disorders

11. Substance Abuse

12. Suicide

13. Somatization

14. Sexuality

15. Forensic Assessment

16. Emergency Assessment

17. Assessment of People with Neurological Disorders

18. Assessment of People with Developmental Disorders

19. Assessment of People for Insurance and Disability

20. Children

21. Youth

22. The Elderly

23. Families

24. Cultural Competency

25. What Matters to Me: Perspectives of Patients and Families