A Guide to Psychiatric Examination

Edited by Carmelo Aquilina, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP and Gavin Tucker, MB BCh BAO, MSc
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ISBN 9780729589178
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Publication Date 2021
Author Information Edited by Carmelo Aquilina, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, Director, Older People's Mental Health Services, South West Sydney Local Health District, Mental Health Centre Level 1, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia and Gavin Tucker, MB BCh BAO, MSc, Core Psychiatry Trainee, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
Table of Content

Chapter 1.Being interviewed: the psychiatric assessment as a co-constructed relationship
Section 1:The basics
Chapter 2.Information gathering
Chapter 3.Becoming a skilled interviewer
Section 2:The diagnostic psychiatric interview
Chapter 4.Preparing for the interview
Chapter 5.The diagnostic interview
Chapter 6.The mental state examination
Chapter 7.Bringing it all together
Chapter 8.Recording and communicating your assessment to others
Section 3:Specific presentations
Chapter 9.Depression
Chapter 10.The suicidal person
Chapter 11.Mania
Chapter 12.Psychosis
Chapter 13.Anxiety
Chapter 14.Obsessive-compulsive symptoms
Chapter 15.Post-traumatic stress disorder
Chapter 16.Confusion part 1: delirium
Chapter 17.Confusion part 2: dementia
Chapter 18.Substance use and addiction behaviours
Chapter 19.The person with feeding and eating disorders
Chapter 20.Borderline personality disorder
Chapter 21. Pregnancy and the postnatal period
Chapter 22.The unresponsive person
Chapter 23.Dealing with a potentially violent person
Chapter 24.Neurodevelopmental disorders
Section 4:Specific places
Chapter 25.Assessments in the accident and emergency department
Chapter 26.Assessments in the home
Chapter 27.Assessments in the general hospital (or CL unplugged)
Section 5:Specific groups
Chapter 28.The assessment of children and adolescents
Chapter 29.Assessment of older people
Chapter 30.Assessment of people with intellectual disabilities
Chapter 31.Assessment of people from different ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds
Section 6:In-depth topics
Chapter 32.Personality difficulties
Chapter 33.The extended cognitive assessment
Chapter 34.Assessment of mental capacity
Chapter 35.Risk and risk assessment
Chapter 36.Assessment of physical health
Chapter 37.Changed behaviours in people with dementia
Chapter 38.Difficult encounters
Section 7:Approaching examinations
Chapter 39.Examination skills
Appendix 1.History-taking checklist
Appendix 2.Mental state examination checklist
Appendix 3.Suicide assessment checklist
Appendix 4.Risk review checklist
Appendix 5.Categorical classification of personality disorders
Appendix 6.NEAMI health prompt
Appendix 7.Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
Publishing history

Publication Date 24-05-2021
Pages 240
Trim 190 x 125mm
Stock Status In Stock
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