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Mental Status Examination: 52 Challenging Cases, DSM and ICD-10 Interviews, Questionnaires and Cognitive Tests for Diagnosis and Treatment (Volume 1)

Author: Wes Burgess

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN 10: 1482552957
ISBN 13: 978-1482552959

Mental Status Examination is for clinical students, interns, residents, and practicing professionals who want to painlessly perfect their evaluation skills. It explains DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic and cognitive examinations validated in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Research, Biological Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, and Psychological Reports. Mental Status Examination then introduces you to 52 challenging, real-life patients who were given the same mental status examination. They tell you their stories as if you were their personal clinician and you diagnose their problems. You will learn from patients with Major Depressive Disorder; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Bipolar I and II Disorders; Panic Disorder; Generalized Anxiety Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder; Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders; Schizophrenia; Substance Use Disorders, Intoxication, and Withdrawal from pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, street drugs, and supplements; Borderline Personality Disorder; Antisocial Personality Disorder; and Psychopathic Personalities. You will diagnose patients with Delusional Disorder, Sleep Terrors, Intellectual Disability, Catatonia, Trichotillomania, Conversion Disorder, and Formication, plus cultural and religious practices including suicide pacts, Santeria, folie á deux, and coining. You will understand medical conditions masquerading as mental disorders including aphasias, drug side effects, brain trauma, stroke, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, multiple sclerosis, herpes zoster, Parkinsonism, epilepsy, and cancer. American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5) and World Health Organization (ICD-10) diagnostic criteria and codes are explained in detail. You receive a cognitive examination, model interview scripts and questionnaires for your patients to fill out in advance. Evaluation, treatment, and patient management tips are provided in each case. Every step of the diagnostic thinking process is explained, so that when you see a similar patient in the emergency room, hospital, clinic, private office, or forensic setting, you will know just what to do. Time is precious for clinicians—we care for our patients, meet with their families, attack mountains of paperwork, and complete the requirements of our ongoing education. Diagnostic skill is essential for our success. Let’s get started now!