HANDBOOK OF PSYCHIATRIC MEASURES (INCLUSO CD-ROM) - RUSH, A.J. / FIRST, M.B. / BLACKER, D. - American psychiatric publishing -
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Handbook of Psychiatric Measures

Handbook of Psychiatric Measures
titolo Handbook of Psychiatric Measures
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Editore American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Formato Libro
Pagine 828
Pubblicazione 2007
ISBN 9781585622184
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The Handbook of Psychiatric Measures offers a concise summary of key evaluations that clinicians can use in daily practice to enhance the quality of patient care in terms of both diagnosis and assessment of outcomes. Comprising a wide range of methods available for assessing persons with mental health problems, it contains more than 275 rating methods, from the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale to the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. In this fully revised edition, more than 40 measures have been added to the discussion and to the CD-ROM. In addition to reassessing measures for inclusionAadding measures that empirically provide better patient evaluation and subtracting measures that have been supersededAchapter authors have thoroughly examined and revised measure discussions to provide the most relevant and timely information for clinicians. Costs, translations, and contact information for each measure have also been updated. This handy compendium includes both diagnostic tools and measures of symptoms, function and quality of life, medication side effects, and other clinically relevant parameters, focusing on those measures that can be easily used in either clinical practice or research. Most of the measures are designed to improve the reliability and validity of patient assessment over what might be accomplished in a standard clinical interview and demonstrate that the use of formal measures can improve the collection, synthesis, and reporting of information as compared with the use of unstructured examinations. Seventeen disorder-specific chapters, organized in DSM-IV order, include measures for disorders of childhood and adolescence, cognitive disorders, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, aggression, and more. The discussion of each measure includes goals, description, practical issues, psychometric properties, and clinical utility, followed by references and suggested readings. This revised edition includes updated measure descriptions, new measure variants and research, and newly selected measures particularly appropriate to the domain of discussion. As a clinical tool, this book: -Describes how, when, and to what purpose measures are used -Points out practical issues to consider in choosing a measure for clinical use -Addresses limitations in the use of measures including ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that influence their interpretation Use of this special resource is further enhanced by a CD-ROM containing the full text of 150 these measuresAan invaluable aid for reference and clinical decision-making.
 

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Section I: Introduction to the Handbook. Organization and use of the handbook. Psychometric properties: concepts of reliability and validity. Considerations in choosing, using, and interpreting a measure for a particular clinical context. Cultural factors influencing the selection, use, and interpretation of psychiatric measures. Section II: General Measures (Nondisorder Specific). Diagnostic measures for adults. General psychiatric symptoms measures. Mental health status, functioning, and disabilities measures. General health status, functioning, and disabilities measures. Quality of life measures. Adverse effects measures. Patient perceptions of care measures. Stress and life events measures. Family and relational issues measures. Suicide risk measures. Section III: Measures Related To DSM-IV Diagnostic Categories. Child and adolescent measures for diagnosis and screening. Symptom-specific measures for disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Child and adolescent measures of functional status. Measures for delirium and the behavioral symptoms of cognitive disorders. Neuropsychiatric measures for cognitive disorders. Substance use disorder measures. Psychotic disorders measures. Mood disorders measures. Anxiety disorders measures. Somatoform and factitious disorders and malingering measures. Dissociative disorders measures. Measures of sexual dysfunction and disorders. Eating disorders measures. Sleep disorders measures. Impulse-control disorders measures. Personality disorders, personality traits, and defense mechanisms measures. Violence and aggression measures. Appendix A: DSM-IV-TR classification. Appendix B: list of measures included on the CD-ROM. Appendix C: index of measures. Appendix D: index of abbreviations for measures. General index.

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