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Description - The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR by Ekkehard Othmer

The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR®, Volume 2: The Difficult Patient applies the four-dimensional interviewing approach outlined it its companion volume (The Clinical Interview Using DSM-IV-TR®, Volume 1: Fundamentals) to the difficult patient. It also enhances the interviewing process by employing specialized techniques that correspond with difficulties often encountered by clinicians. Through numerous case examples, this book shows how integrating psychodynamic, cognitive, and neuropsychiatric approachesÂas well as the legal systemÂs methods of cross-examination and voices stress analysisÂcan help elicit reliable information from tough patients and aid in solving their diagnostic puzzles. Material has been added on: -Pain in somatization disorder -Mental retardation -Oppositional behavior Completely updated for DSM-IV-TR, this book strives to overcome generalization in interviewing by promoting a differential approach that individualizes and explores each disorder and all its contributing factors in depth, thus preparing the patient for optimal therapeutic intervention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781585620531
ISBN-10: 158562053X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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