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This is the 3rd edition with a publication date of 10/11/2011.

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With an engaging conversational style, The Psychiatric Interview,focuses on the practical skills psychiatrists need to conduct effective psychiatric interviews. The book begins with the general principles essential to effective interviewing , and guides readers through a range of issues, including the seductive patient, the malingerer, borderline personalities, and others. The new edition includes information on interviews to help readers complete important rating scales and also provides practical tips on working with electronic medical records in the setting of a psychiatric interview.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction to the Third Editionp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
General Principles of Effective Interviewing
The Initial Interview: A Previewp. 2
Logistic Preparations: What to Do Before the Interviewp. 7
The Therapeutic Alliance: What It Is, Why It's Important, and How to Establish Itp. 17
Asking Questions I: How to Approach Threatening Topicsp. 25
Asking Questions II: Tricks for Improving Patient Recallp. 30
Asking Questions III: How to Change Topics with Stylep. 33
Techniques for the Reluctant Patientp. 35
Techniques for the Overly Talkative Patientp. 39
Techniques for the Malingering Patientp. 43
Techniques for the Adolescent Patientp. 48
Interviewing Family Members and Other Informantsp. 57
Techniques for Other Challenging Situationsp. 66
Practical Psychodynamics in the Diagnostic Interviewp. 71
The Psychiatric History
Obtaining the History of Present Illnessp. 84
Obtaining the Psychiatric Historyp. 91
Screening for General Medical Conditionsp. 99
Family Psychiatric Historyp. 108
Obtaining the Social and Developmental Historyp. 113
Interviewing for Diagnosis: The Psychiatric Review of Symptoms
How to Memorize the DSM-IV-TR Criteriap. 120
Interviewing for Diagnosis: The Art of Hypothesis Testingp. 130
Mental Status Examinationp. 135
Assessing Suicidal and Homicidal Ideationp. 155
Assessing Mood Disorders I: Depressive Disordersp. 163
Assessing Mood Disorders II: Bipolar Disorderp. 173
Assessing Anxiety Disordersp. 180
Assessing Alcohol Dependence and Drug Abusep. 191
Assessing Psychotic Disordersp. 199
Assessing Dementia and Deliriump. 218
Assessing Eating Disorders and Somatization Disorderp. 225
Assessing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorderp. 230
Assessing Personality Disordersp. 236
Interviewing for Treatment
How to Educate Your Patientp. 248
Negotiating a Treatment Planp. 253
Writing Up the Results of the Interviewp. 258
Pocket Cardsp. 272
Data Forms for the Interviewp. 283
Patient Education Handoutsp. 299
Referencesp. 311
Indexp. 319
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