Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 3, 2009 - Psychology - 341 pages
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Psychiatric clinicians should use rating scales and questionnaires often, for they not only facilitate targeted diagnoses and treatment; they also facilitate links to empirical literature and systematize the entire process of management. Clinically oriented and highly practical, the Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an ideal tool for the busy psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, family physician, or social worker. In this ground-breaking text, leading researchers provide reviews of the most commonly used outcome and screening measures for the major psychiatric diagnoses and treatment scenarios. The full range of psychiatric disorders are covered in brief but thorough chapters, each of which provides a concise review of measurement issues related to the relevant condition, along with recommendations on which dimensions to measure – and when. The Handbook also includes ready-to-photocopy versions of the most popular, valid, and reliable scales and checklists, along with scoring keys and links to websites containing on-line versions. Moreover, the Handbook describes well known, structured, diagnostic interviews and the specialized training requirements for each. It also includes details of popular psychological tests (such as neuropsychological, personality, and projective tests), along with practical guidelines on when to request psychological testing, how to discuss the case with the assessment consultant and how to integrate information from the final testing report into treatment. Focused and immensely useful, the Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an invaluable resource for all clinicians who care for patients with psychiatric disorders.
  

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Contents

1 Understanding Rating Scales and Assessment Instruments
1
2 Rating Scales for Depression
7
References
20
3 Rating Scales for Anxiety Disorders
36
References
50
4 Rating Scales for Bipolar Disorder
73
References
77
5 Rating Scales for Alcohol and Nicotine Addictions
87
References
204
10 Rating Scales in Schizophrenia
209
References
219
11 Brief Rating Scales for the Assessment of Cognitive2pt and Neuropsychological Status
239
References
247
12 Rating Scales in Psychotherapy Practice
257
References
265
13 Assessing the Ongoing Psychological Impact of Terrorism
271

References
105
Four Recently Developed Screening Measures
125
References
137
7 Clinical Ratings Scales and Assessment in Eating Disorders
145
References
164
8 The Use of Rating Scales to Measure Outcomes in Child Psychiatry and Mental Health
175
References
188
9 Adult AttentionDeficit Hyperactivity Disorder
195
References
283
14 The Comprehensive Psychological Assessment
286
References
298
15 The Role of Outcomes Assessment in Clinical Quality2pt Improvement
303
References
307
Index
308
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Lee Baer, Ph.D, is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. The author of Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions, Dr. Baer is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and the director of research of the OCD unit at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital.

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