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"This book could be a major addition to revitalizing the absolute necessity of a thorough psychiatric evaluation leading to comprehensive treatment in a field that is rapidly deteriorating to ‘read the DSM and prescribe medication.’ Psychiatry needs to be saved from itself and this book may be a major agent in that effort."

"The best go-to book I have seen for teaching thoughtful evaluation."

"If you are a mental health clinician—or a consumer—and you want to understand psychiatric disorders—buy this book."

"A well-presented, compact summation of McHugh and Slavney's four perspectives. Faithful and concise, the descriptions are intended to formulate practical, diagram-based steps in the conceptualization of each perspective.... From bereavement to cognitive decline, from bipolarity to eating disorders, from personality... to hypochondriasis, from suicidal behavior to psychosis, the cases attempt to combine theoretical cogency with clinical clarity"

"Innovative in its orientation, this book not only should be used in psychiatric training programs but also would enrich the approach of many practising mental health professionals."

"It comes highly recommended as both an educational tool and an argument against the instrumentalization and reductionism prevalent in some approaches to clinical psychiatric practice."

"It would be good if the practical book by Chisolm and Lyketsos is used in education and if the residents (and their teachers) are so enthusiastic about it that they also read the book by McHugh and Slavney themselves."

"I believe that this book will be a useful companion to psychiatric residents and other mental health practitioners who struggle to better understand, diagnose, and treat patients with complex psychiatric and medical conditions."

Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation
A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying The Perspectives of Psychiatry
Publication Date: 22 Oct 2012
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 264 pages
Illustrations: 3 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421407029