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Psychiatric Clinical Skills

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.

Psychiatrists Psychiatry Residents, Psychologists


Published: November 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03123-3


  • 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


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