Clinical Assessments in Psychiatry

Author: Rajesh R. Tampi
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153316
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Medical

This book contains case vignettes and discussions to help residents, fellows, and practitioners maximize their competency in performing clinical assessments in psychiatry. Derived from a highly successful course at Yale University, the book focuses on the key clinical skills emphasized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in residency training and on the oral board examination. These skills include physician-patient relationship; psychiatric interview, including mental-status exam; case presentations; live patient; case formulation; differential diagnosis; and treatment interventions. Dr. Tampi's training in the U.S., U.K., and India enables him to cross cultures around the globe. A companion website will contain videos demonstrating interview skills and patient assessments.

Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Author: Lee Baer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597453870
Release Date: 2009-10-03
Genre: Psychology

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.

Workplace Based Assessments in Psychiatry

Author: Amit Malik
Publisher: RCPsych Publications
ISBN: 1908020067
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

It has now been four years since significant changes were made to the way psychiatric trainees A skills are assessed. Much teaching, learning and assessment now occurs in the workplace in real clinical time and situations with the key emphasis being on outcome as reflected by the performance of the doctor. This book outlines the workplace-based assessments that are required by the current competency-based psychiatry curriculum. It has been updated, taking into account the four years A experience gained since these assessments began. The authors explore the theory and practice of various different assessment methods such as case-based discussions, long-case and short-case evaluations, patient satisfaction, directly observed practice, changes in MRCPsych examinations and multi-source feedback. This book will be essential reading for psychiatric trainers and trainees.

Cultural Assessment in Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585627674
Release Date: 2008-08-13
Genre: Medical

Culture permeates human activity the world over. In today's technological "global village," people from very different cultures are interacting more closely and more often than ever -- making it critical for clinicians to understand and incorporate cultural dimensions into their daily practices. This volume offers a contemporary pragmatic understanding of how culture is inextricably intertwined with mental health and mental illness. In Chapter 1, the 17-member GAP Committee on Cultural Psychiatry begins by discussing the history (particularly within the last two decades) and scope of culture in clinical psychiatry. In Chapter 2, the authors describe 11 selected cultural variables that strongly influence clinical work: ethnic identity, race, gender and sexual orientations, age, religion, migration and country of origin, socioeconomic status, acculturation and acculturative processes, language, dietary influences, and education. In Chapter 3, the authors present a brief history and detailed analysis of the Cultural Formulation, the newest instrument for ensuring thorough clinical assessments, explaining its clinical use based on DSM-IV guidelines. In Chapter 4, the authors integrate the 11 cultural variables described in Chapter 2 with the use of the Cultural Formulation described in Chapter 3, producing an extraordinary cross-section of case vignettes: How the son of Irish Catholic immigrants struggles to reconcile old-country traditions with life in modern American society The sometimes painful and always complex process and outcomes of acculturation for a Pakistani Muslim family who had come to the United States for only a temporary period but ended up staying permanently Diagnosing social phobia in an Asian American, whose traditional reticence must be viewed within the context of Asian culture Loss of country of origin and family ties as catalysts leading to significant behavioral changes and severe depressive symptoms in an African immigrant tribesman from Kenya and the cultural context of his recovery The interplay of gender, age, and religion with developmental issues, personality organization, and symptom development for a "good Catholic girl" The existential, interpersonal, and clinical experiences of a Protestant minister from predominantly Catholic Ecuador, who came to the United States as pastor of an Hispanic church in a predominantly white city In Chapter 5, the authors conclude with a summary and suggestions regarding the complex issues raised by a thorough cultural assessment. Enhanced by a detailed index, this powerful work meets the significant -- and rapidly growing -- need for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to understand the role of culture in psychiatry and to integrate this knowledge into their practice so that they can provide the most comprehensive and useful care to their patients.

Preventing Patient Suicide

Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585629473
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Medical

Today's psychiatrists practice in an environment that poses difficult challenges. Both treatment time and duration are limited by insurance requirements; many facilities are understaffed; split treatment arrangements are typical; and high-risk, acutely suicidal patients are admitted to inpatient units for short lengths of stay. In addition, law now plays a pervasive role in the practice of psychiatry. The doctor-patient relationship is no longer defined solely by the involved parties. Clinicians must juggle these requirements and limitations while providing the very best care to their patients, especially those at high risk. Preventing Patient Suicide: Clinical Assessment and Management provides the wisdom of Dr. Robert I. Simon's vast clinical experience, combined with the latest insights from the evidence-based psychiatric literature, to offer a cutting-edge survey of suicide prevention and management techniques. The author: Addresses sudden improvement in high-risk suicidal patients, a phenomenon both common and perilous, with techniques for determining whether the improvement is real or feigned. Explores in depth the misuse of suicide risk assessment forms, with emphasis on their inherent limitations. Examines the many entrenched myths and traditions about suicide, exposing them to the critical light of evidence-based medicine, including the concept of "imminent suicide risk" and the myth of "passive suicide ideation". Discusses the continuum of chronic and acute high-risk suicidal patients, the fluidity with which one can become the other, and the difficulty in assessing these patients. Explores how the law and psychiatry interact in frequently occurring clinical situations, and the importance of therapeutic risk management. In addition, the book contains a variety of features that illuminate the subject and enhance the reader's understanding, including: Inclusion of illustrative case studies, combined with commentary on commonly occurring but complex clinical situations. Key points at the end of each chapter that identify critical information. A Suicide Risk Assessment Self-Test, a teaching instrument that consists of fifty questions designed to enhance clinician suicide risk assessment by incorporating evidence-based risk and protective factors. Dr. Simon provides a nuanced, empathic, yet pragmatic perspective on identifying, assessing, and managing the suicidal patient while successfully navigating a complex legal and clinical environment that poses its own risks to the practitioner.

Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190211011
Release Date: 2016-08-17
Genre: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

In Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice, seasoned practitioner-scholars Jacqueline Corcoran and Joseph Walsh provide an in-depth exploration of fourteen major mental disorders that social workers commonly see in practice, including anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment, and present a risk and resilience framework that helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess. The authors also catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. Students and practitioners alike will appreciate the wealth of case examples, evidence-based assessment instruments, treatment plans, and new social diversity sections that make this an essential guide to the assessment and diagnostic processes in social work practice.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical Assessment and Intervention Planning

Author: Saul Isaac Harrison
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471193305
Release Date: 1998-02-13
Genre: Psychology

This volume contains information on assessing, diagnosing and treatment planning for the range of psychiatric and psychologic problems children and adolescents may experience during their development. It includes in-depth coverage of these issues and also includes "decision trees" for some topics, which are brief flowcharts for practitioners to follow when assessing patients for suspected problems.

Handbook of Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Clarice Kestenbaum
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814746284
Release Date: 1992-05-01
Genre: Medical

This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.

Psychiatry

Author: Janis L. Cutler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199326075
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Medical

Fully updated for DSM-5 and designed specifically for medical students, as well as other trainees in the heath professions, Psychiatry 3e is a dynamic introductory textbook in psychiatry. Ideally suited for first and second year medical students during their psychopathology course and third year medical students during their psychiatry clerkship, the material is presented in a clear, concise, and practical manner perfect for exam preparation. The authors provide a thorough yet concise introduction to clinical psychiatry, focusing on basic clinical skills like recognition and assessment of psychiatric illness. Clinically relevant information is emphasized, including practical interviewing techniques. Psychiatry 3e also uses case studies, DSM-5 guidelines, and extensive tables offset from the text to act as a comprehensive yet concise guide for the busy medical student studying for exams. In response to DSM-5, the third edition has been reorganised and fully updated to include the new disorders and classification of psychiatric illness.

Clinical Manual for Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients

Author: John A. Chiles
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 158562683X
Release Date: 2008-05-20
Genre: Medical

The cornerstone of any intervention approach with suicidal patients is the recognition and treatment of psychiatric disorders. For many patients, however, treating the mental illness is not enough -- that is, suicidal behavior is not necessarily reduced by treatments that target those illnesses. Something more is needed. In this provocative and insightful work, Drs. Chiles and Strosahl offer a concrete, practical framework to fill this gap. In doing so, they challenge one of the chief underlying assumptions of traditional approaches to suicide assessment and treatment -- that suicidal behavior can be predicted and controlled. In its place, they propose a new conceptualization of suicidality -- as learned, reinforced problem-solving behaviors that an individual uses when all other options seem to have failed. Rather than focusing on risk prediction and management, interventions in this learning model target the problems that the suicidal behavior is being used to solve. The assumption is that a patient's suicidal behavior represents his or her best attempt at that moment in time to deal with life's difficulties. The clinician's initial task is therefore not to judge or criticize but rather to acknowledge the struggle and pain the patient is experiencing and to help the patient begin to explore other ways of dealing with the overwhelming troubles. Efforts to reduce suicidal risk are accomplished by techniques that maximize individual autonomy and encourage positive behaviors -- the person's unique resources for addressing and modifying the suicidal behavior. Designed to be used both for personal instruction and as a training manual, this comprehensive guide Presents an evidence-based model for understanding and treating suicidal behavior in all its forms. Features self-evaluation exercises to help clinicians develop an enhanced awareness of their own emotional reactions, moral/religious responses, and personal values about suicidality. Provides interactive checklists and patient assessment tools designed for easy use by the typical clinician in daily practice. Includes case vignettes and narratives highlighting key assessment and intervention principles. In Clinical Manual for the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients, the authors -- a psychiatrist and clinical psychologist -- have combined their diverse training and disciplinary backgrounds to create a workable approach to dealing with suicidal patients. Much more than merely an academic text on suicide, this thought-provoking handbook provides detailed guidance and a true sense of what to do to help suicidal patients. Practitioners in all domains of health care -- clinicians, residents, therapists, and graduate students in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing -- will benefit from this valuable and accessible work.

Clinical Child Psychiatry

Author: William M. Klykylo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119967705
Release Date: 2012-03-23
Genre: Medical

Making a psychiatric diagnosis in children can be challenging: some clinicians say the incidence of some childhood disorders, such as bipolar disorder and ADHD, is over-diagnosed while others say they are undiagnosed, undertreated, and are a large burden on society. The drug treatment of child psychiatric disorders can also be controversial in children and adolescents. Clinical Child Psychiatry fills the need for an objective, clinically relevant source to dispel this confusion.

Psychiatric Interviewing and Assessment

Author: Rob Poole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316614037
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Medical

Interviewing and assessment are integral to the practice of psychiatry, and this book helps psychiatrists and other mental health professionals develop the skills needed to gain the right information to make diagnostic formulations and build therapeutic relationships with their patients. The text examines common dilemmas and problems in an engaging and accessible way, and the use of case studies relates the principles discussed to identifiable psychiatric settings. This new edition has been revised and expanded to reflect changes in clinical practice in recent years. New chapters have been added covering the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, fragmented interviews and 'impossible' clinical situations such as the assessment of intoxicated patients and rhetorical interviews. Essential reading for all mental health professionals, the practical grounding in real-world clinical experience will benefit trainee psychiatrists, experienced clinicians, nurses, social workers and physician associates.

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception Third Edition

Author: Richard Rogers
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606237632
Release Date: 2008-05-21
Genre: Psychology

Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this book provides essential tools for understanding and assessing malingering and other response styles in forensic and clinical contexts. An integrating theme is the systematic application of detection strategies as conceptually grounded, empirically validated methods that bridge different measures and populations. Special topics include considerations in working with children and youth. From leading practitioners and researchers, the volume reviews the scientific knowledge base and offers best-practice guidelines for maximizing the accuracy of psychological and psychiatric evaluations.

Review of Clinical Psychiatry and the Law

Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 0880483776
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Medical

In keeping with previous volumes in this series, this latest edited collection addresses emerging legal pressure points in clinical psychiatric practice. Supported by recent references to case law, case vignettes, and useful assessment tools, this volume offers guidelines to clinicians on such issues as establishing an appropriate standard of disclosure in informed consent, dealing with the problem of dual loyalties, assessing patient suicide risk, and following proper procedure in the event a patient does commit suicide.

Multimethod Clinical Assessment

Author: Christopher J. Hopwood
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462516018
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Psychology

"From leading authorities, this book presents evidence-based strategies for using multimethod assessment to enhance clinical practice. The volume is organized around key assessment targets in the areas of personality, psychopathology, and clinical management (for example, treatment planning and progress monitoring). Each chapter presents multiple methods that are particularly useful for assessing the issue at hand, provides a framework for using these methods together, and reviews the empirical data supporting their integration. Illustrative case examples clarify the approaches described and show how incorporating assessment into treatment can strengthen the therapeutic relationship. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, case formulation, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, disorders, interviewing, multimethod, personality , psychodynamic, psychological testing, psychopathology, psychotherapy, tests, therapists, treatment planning Audience: Practitioners and students in clinical psychology; also of interest to psychiatrists, social workers, and other evaluators in clinical and forensic settings"--