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Diagnosis Made Easier: Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians

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Book News Annotation:

Morrison (clinical psychiatry, Oregon Health and Science U.) was startled to discover that mental health schools, and even general medical schools, provided no training in the process of diagnosis, though students were expected to memorize the criteria. He sets out a way of thinking about diagnostic problems, focusing on the essential characteristics of mental disorders, which have been recognized for decades. There is a scientific method, and yes an art, he says, to evaluating patients and arriving at logical diagnoses consistent with the facts. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes--from the straightforward to the toughest cases--illustrate the practical application of these methods. Essential topics include developing a differential diagnosis, dealing with comorbidity, and determining when physical illness may be the cause of mental health symptoms.

New to This Edition

*Revised throughout for DSM-5.

*Updated resources and suggested readings.

About the Author

James Morrison, MD, earned his BA at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and obtained his medical degree and psychiatric training at Washington University in St. Louis. With an extensive work history in both the private and public sectors, he is currently Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Dr. Morrisons other books for professionals include The First Interview, DSM-IV Made Easy, When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, and Interviewing Children and Adolescents. He is also the author of Straight Talk about Your Mental Health, a comprehensive guide for consumers. 

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. The Basics of Diagnosis

1. The Road to Diagnosis

2. Getting Started with the Roadmap

3. The Diagnostic Method

4. Putting It Together

5. Coping with Uncertainty

6. Multiple Diagnoses

7. Checking Up

II. The Building Blocks of Diagnosis

8. Understanding the Whole Patient

9. Physical Illness and Mental Diagnosis

10. Diagnosis and the Mental Status Examination

III. Applying the Diagnostic Techniques

11. Diagnosing Depression and Mania

12. Diagnosing Anxiety, Fear, Obsessions, and Worry

13. Diagnosing Psychosis

14. Diagnosing Problems of Memory and Thinking

15. Diagnosing Substance Misuse and Other Addictions

16. Diagnosing Personality and Relationship Problems

17. Beyond Diagnosis: Compliance, Suicide, Violence

18. Patients, Patients

Appendix. Diagnostic Principles

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593853310
Subtitle:
Principles and Techniques for Mental Health Clinicians
Author:
Morrison, James R
Author:
Morrison, James
Author:
Morrison, James M
Author:
Morrison, James R.
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Mental Disorders
Subject:
Assessment, Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Subject:
Mental disorders -- Diagnosis.
Subject:
Counseling
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140212
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,
This popular practitioner guide and course text takes the reader step by step through diagnostic decision making in mental health. Acclaimed for both the clarity of his writing and his clinical expertise, James Morrison provides principles and decision trees for evaluating information from multiple sources and constructing a valid, clinically useful working diagnosis. More than 100 vivid vignettes--from the straightforward to the toughest cases--illustrate the practical application of these methods. Essential topics include developing a differential diagnosis, dealing with comorbidity, and determining when physical illness may be the cause of mental health symptoms.

New to This Edition

*Revised throughout for DSM-5.

*Updated resources and suggested readings.

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