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Diagnosis Made Easier : Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians

Diagnosis Made Easier : Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593853310

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ISBN13: 978-1593853310
ISBN10: 1593853319
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 2007
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Diagnosis Made Easier : Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593853310

James Morrison

ISBN13: 978-1593853310
ISBN10: 1593853319
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 07
Publisher: Guilford Press

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

This authoritative, highly user-friendly book offers a complete introduction to the art and science of mental health diagnosis. Meeting a key need for students and novice clinicians, James Morrison, the author of the bestselling DSM-IV Made Easy, systematically takes the reader through every step of the diagnostic process. He provides clear-cut principles and decision trees for evaluating information from a variety of sources and for constructing a valid working diagnosis that serves as a foundation for treatment. Special features include quick-reference tables, sidebars explaining key concepts, and over 100 case examples that bring the approach to life.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. The Basics of Diagnosis

1. The Road to Diagnosis
2. Getting Started with the Roadmap
3. The Diagnostic Method
4. Putting It Together
5. Coping with Uncertainty
6. Multiple Diagnoses
7. Checking Up

II. The Building Blocks of Diagnosis

8. Understanding the Whole Patient
9. Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis
10. Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination

III. Applying the Diagnostic Techniques

11. Diagnosing Depression and Mania
12. Diagnosing Anxiety and Fear
13. Diagnosing Psychosis
14. Diagnosing Problems of Memory and Thinking
15. Diagnosing Substance Misuse and Other Addictions
16. Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems
17. Beyond Diagnosis: Compliance, Suicide, Violence
18. Patients, Patients

Appendix: Diagnostic Principles

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