Publication Year: 2004
Edition: 2nd ed.
Authors/Editor: Daniel J Carlat, M.D.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 91
The psychiatric interview is your window into the mind of your patient. With this practical, how-to handbook, you'll examine each aspect of the psychiatric interview in detail. Your journey begins with the general principles essential to effective interviewing including techniques for approaching threatening topics, improving patient recall, and dealing with challenging patients. The sections that follow show you how to obtain the psychiatric history, interview for diagnosis, and interview for treatment.
The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.