Psychiatric Clinical Skills - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323031233, 9780323070430

Psychiatric Clinical Skills

1st Edition

Authors: David Goldbloom
eBook ISBN: 9780323070430
Paperback ISBN: 9780323031233
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 11th November 2005
Page Count: 408

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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.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the practical skills readers need most - "what to ask" and "how to ask it".
  • Provides diagnostic criteria from the DSM-IV-TR when relevant.
  • Explains how to apply ratings scales for both diagnosis and symptom severity to clinical practice.
  • Discusses psychiatric interviews in the full range of settings: clinic, inpatient unit, emergency room, and home.
  • Helps readers interview patients of diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Integrates the knowledge and experience of a respected team of senior academic subspecialty clinicians.
  • Presents a wealth of reader-friendly features, including clinical vignettes, chapter overviews,
    key-point boxes, and an informal writing style.
  • Includes selected references and suggested readings in each chapter.

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


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About the Author

David Goldbloom

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Public Affairs, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada