March 30, 2012 | Author: admin | Filed under: interview
Interview Guide for Evaluating Dsm-IV Psychiatric Disorders and the Mental Status Examination (9780963382139): Mark Zimmerman: Books
…a pocket-sized reference for interns to help guide them through the interview for the most common psychiatric and personality disorders…filled with helpful hints and suggestions for getting the interview started.
- Paperback: 142 pages
- Publisher: Psych Products Pr; 1 edition (January 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0963382136
- ISBN-13: 978-0963382139
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
A handy-dandy little notebook.
This interview guide is the perfect companion to the novice practitioner. Zimmerman has condensed the interview sequence of the major disorders so that you can logically follow, and intentionally interview a client.
This book is a little pricey for its size, but the content is A-1.
helpful to anyone trying to diagnose mental illness
This is a highly practical reminder book for conducting mental illness diagnosis interviews. It is well-written and well-organized. Probably will be most useful for medical students and psychiatry residents, but may also help young and possibly even experienced psychiatrists. Avery Z. Conner, author of “Fevers of the Mind”.
This is a must have for the beginning counselor. It offers an excellent comparison of disorders allowing for a quicker diagnosis, together with questions to pose to clients to verify/eliminate possible disorders.
Must have for all clinicians
This is a great tool for all clinicians. It would also be helpful to those that are not in the mental health field as well. I cannot say enough great things about this book. It breaks down the DSM into questions and an interview. The questions are simple, apply to all patients, and makes diagnosing easy.
Very informative guide
I got an impression that this book was going to be difficult to follow but all the contrary. This book has helped me in my clinical assessment with clients and is very useful for quick references on specific psychiatric disorders.
Easy to follow, helpful questions,
and it got my 4 stars despite the downfall I find so typical in every DSM I read.
The positives first. The questions provided will definitely help beginning therapists, etc, access enough information to begin formulating a diagnostic picture. In my experience, clients range from open to guarded, chatty to quiet. The one constant is the time it takes for clients to develop trust. I never get exactly what I need to make an informed eval within the first few sessions without precise information. I ask the questions, and then ask them to give me an example. The criteria necessary to justify a label is concrete….How often..?..What are the triggers…? When….? How much……? What reduces…..?
The problem I have with this and all DSM’s is the weak framework within which Axis II factors are diagnosed. No matter how many texts I read, Personality Disorder’s are very difficult to diagnose, and often imitate each other on many levels. This Manual doesn’t explain how many boundaries are blended, and behavioral/etc, histories are similar.
Still, if you are learning to become an effective diagnostician, I think this book provides a perfect way to access info.