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

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Guilford Press, Jul 21, 2006 - Psychology - 316 pages
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This authoritative, 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 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.
  

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Fantastic, user-friendly book on DSM-IV diagnosis and psychological disorders. Read full review

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I'm fairly anti-diagnosis and had to read this book for class, but I must say that it was really good for what it was. Read full review

Contents

The Road to Diagnosis
3
The Diagnostic Method
14
Putting It Together
23
Coping with Uncertainty
42
Multiple Diagnoses
56
Checking Up
68
Understanding the Whole Patient
87
Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis
98
Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination
116
Applying the Diagnostic Techniques
125
Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems
248
Compliance Suicide Violence
267
Diagnostic Principles
301
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Page 306 - Folstein MF, Folstein SE, McHugh PR: "Mini-Mental State": a practical method for grading the cognitive state of patients for the clinician. J Psychiatr Res 1975; 12:189-198 17.

About the author (2006)

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. He is also the author of Straight Talk about Your Mental Health, a comprehensive guide for consumers.˙

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