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Rapid Psychological Assessment

ISBN: 978-0-471-18181-1
336 pages
June 1998
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In today's time-pressured managed care environment, it is important for clinicians to quickly identify the nature of a patient's problem and initiate treatment. With thousands of psychological instruments available, this can often be difficult. This book offers a form of psychological assessment "triage." It eliminates the guesswork and helps psychologists quickly select, administer, and interpret psychological tests.
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ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW.

An Introduction to the Role of Assessment and the DSM-IV.

Setting the Stage: Clinical Interviews and Mental Status Exams.

Criteria for Test Selection.

Adult and Older Adult Assessment.

Adolescent and Child Assessment.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS.

Mood: Depression, Anxiety, Somatoform, and Related Disorders.

Behavior: Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Reality Testing: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders.

Self-Control: Suicidality, Dangerousness, Substance-Related Disorders, Abuse, and Eating Disorders.

Personality Disorders.

Cognitive Function from a Developmental Perspective: From Learning Disorders to Dementia Screenings.

COMPLETING THE EVALUATION.

Integration: Methods and Models of Test Interpretation.

Appendices.

References.

Indexes.
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