The Clinical Interview Using Dsm-Iv-Tr: The Difficult Patient, Volume 2

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Amer Psychiatric Pre, Oct 12, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 544 pages
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The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR®, Volume 2: The Difficult Patient applies the four-dimensional interviewing approach outlined it its companion volume ( The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR®, Volume 1: Fundamentals) to the difficult patient. It also enhances the interviewing process by employing specialized techniques that correspond with difficulties often encountered by clinicians.

Through numerous case examples, this book shows how integrating psychodynamic, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric approaches-as well as the legal system's methods of cross-examination and voices stress analysis-can help elicit reliable information from tough patients and aid in solving their diagnostic puzzles.

Material has been added on: • Pain in somatization disorder• Mental retardation• Oppositional behavior

Completely updated for DSM-IV-TR, this book strives to overcome generalization in interviewing by promoting a differential approach that individualizes and explores each disorder and all its contributing factors in depth, thus preparing the patient for optimal therapeutic intervention.

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