A Guide to Psychiatric Examination, 1st Edition
"Nothing provides a better foundation for good mental healthcare than access to a range of excellent supervisors and role models. This text is liking having a supervisor in your pocket"
Roderick McKay, Past Binational Chair, RANZCP Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia
This guide is for anyone working with people with mental health conditions, covering the techniques needed for a good psychiatric interview and preparing readers to work with specific groups, presentations, and in different settings. It covers everything from the basics of psychiatric assessment through to in-depth topics and how to approach examinations.
This jargon free guide is a practical handbook that can be read quickly and consulted as needed to build confidence. It is ideal for medical students, psychiatric trainees, nurses, and allied health professionals.
- Practical guidance on writing reports and communicating your findings effectively
- Starts from first principles to give a sound foundation for all psychiatric interviews
- Covers all mental health conditions with both DSM-V and ICD-11 classifications
- Key topics such as risk assessments, managing difficult encounters, home visits, practising safely
- Insights into how it feels to be interviewed written by a patient
- Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. The enhanced eBook allows the end user to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.