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Diagnosis Made Easier, First Edition Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians,9781593853310

Diagnosis Made Easier, First Edition Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians

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7/21/2006
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The Guilford Press
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Summary

"With information in hand about a new patient, a mental health clinician now faces the question: How can I translate my knowledge and impressions into the most accurate diagnosis? Meeting a key need for students and novice practitioners, this volume offers an engaging, reliable, and authoritative guide to this critical task. James Morrison draws on his experience evaluating thousands of patients to provide an accessible roadmap and many practical tools for navigating the complexities of diagnostic decision making. As in his bestselling DSM-IV Made Easy, Morrison writes with wisdom and wit, offering incisive, refreshingly candid insights into the intricacies of clinical practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

James Morrison, MD, earned his BA at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and obtained his medical degree and psychiatric training at Washington University in St. Louis. With an extensive work history in both the private and public sectors, he is currently Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Dr. Morrison’s other books for professionals include The First Interview, DSM-IV Made Easy, When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, and Interviewing Children and Adolescents. In 2002 he published a manual for patients and their relatives, Straight Talk about Your Mental Health.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
PART I The Basics of Diagnosis
1 The Road to Diagnosis
3(4)
2 Getting Started with the Roadmap
7(7)
3 The Diagnostic Method
14(9)
4 Putting It Together
23(19)
5 Coping with Uncertainty
42(14)
6 Multiple Diagnoses
56(12)
7 Checking Up
68(19)
PART II The Building Blocks of Diagnosis
8 Understanding the Whole Patient
87(11)
9 Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis
98(18)
10 Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination
116(11)
PART III Applying the Diagnostic Techniques
11 Diagnosing Depression and Mania
127(37)
12 Diagnosing Anxiety and Fear
164(18)
13 Diagnosing Psychosis
182(31)
14 Diagnosing Problems of Memory and Thinking
213(22)
15 Diagnosing Substance Misuse and Other Addictions
235(13)
16 Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems
248(19)
17 Beyond Diagnosis: Compliance, Suicide, Violence
267(10)
18 Patients, Patients
277(24)
Appendix: Diagnostic Principles 301(2)
References and Suggested Reading 303(6)
Index 309


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