By Michel Hersen, Samuel M. Turner
Over the years, in our educating of diagnostic interviewing to graduate scholars in scientific psychology, psychology interns, clinical scholars, and psychiatric citizens, we've got looked for acceptable studying fabrics that surround theoretical intent, scientific description, and the pragmatics of "how to. " despite the fact that, fabulous because it could seem, there is not any one paintings that comes with the theoretical, the medical, and the prac tical below one conceal. This being the case, we suggestion it might be beneficial to us in our pedagogic efforts if shall we prepare this type of textual content. And it truly is to this finish that we built the description for our multiauthored textual content and awarded it to Plenum Press for his or her evaluate. We felt then, as we do now, that the cloth during this e-book easily doesn't characterize "the cat being skinned in yet one more means. " We clearly think that our stu dents quite do want this one, and it truly is to them that we devote Diag nostic Interviewing. Our publication is split into 3 components. within the first half (General Issues), uncomplicated interviewing innovations and the psychological prestige exam are cov ered. the majority of the publication (Parts II and III) is dedicated to exam of diagnostic interviewing for the main psychiatric issues and for spe cial populations.
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Even where pain is not that intense, the patient may have a limited attention span for the usual methods of interviewing. Our experience dictates that such interviews, if really necessary, should be brief (no more than 15 minutes at a time) and focused. If specific information is required, it can be obtained through serial interviewing. Once again, it behooves the interviewer to be exquisitely sensitive to the tolerance of his or her patient to diagnostic questioning. Summary In this chapter, we have looked at a number of variables thatcontribute to conducting a successful clinical interview.
The Mental Status Examination can provide important data for differential diagnosis. Psychologists are also present in increasing numbers in medical settings, where they are called on to evaluate patients with known medical illnesses and to collaborate with nonpsychiatric physicians in the treatment process. , antihypertensive drugs or narcotics), or from the personally disabling psychosocial consequences of the illness. Familiarity with mental status terminology enables the psychologist to communicate more effectively with medical specialists, who have been trained to organize their findings in this fashion.
Diagnostic Interviewing by Michel Hersen, Samuel M. Turner