Managing Mental Health Problems: A Practical Guide for Primary Care

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Hogrefe & Huber, 1998 - Psychology - 374 pages
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This down-to-earth handbook is designed to help family physicians and family medicine residents increase their skills in the assessment and management of a wide range of common psychiatric and mental health problems. The authors emphasize effective, time-saving strategies for the busy primary care clinician, and include numerous interviewing and management tips as well as advice on involving families, utilizing community resources and making appropriate referrals.

While designed for physicians, the material is easily accessible to a broad range of social workers, crisis counselors, and certainly psychologist clinicians who need to cost-effectively assess new clients.

The authors have worked together as a team for many years exactly in this field -- assisting primary care clinicians to best deal with the mental health aspects of their practices. As a result, the authors have seen and helped others work through almost all imaginable challenges.

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Interviewing Techniques in Primary Care
Assessing a Mental Health Problem
Principles of Management

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About the author (1998)

Marilyn Craven is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University.

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