Diagnosis Made Easier, First Edition: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians
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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The Road to Diagnosis
The Diagnostic Method
Putting It Together
Coping with Uncertainty
Understanding the Whole Patient
Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis
Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination
Applying the Diagnostic Techniques
Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems
Compliance Suicide Violence
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