A Guide to Psychiatric Examination, 1st Edition

Authors :
Carmelo Aquilina & Gavin Tucker
Date of Publication: 09/2021

This concise multidisciplinary guide is for anyone working with people with mental health conditions, covering the techniques needed for a good psychiatric interview and preparing them for specific groups, presentations and settings. A Guide to P......view more

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This concise multidisciplinary guide is for anyone working with people with mental health conditions, covering the techniques needed for a good psychiatric interview and preparing them for specific groups, presentations and settings.

A Guide to Psychiatric Examination covers everything from psychiatric assessment basics through to in-depth topics and how to approach examinations. It is ideal for medical students, registrars and nursing and allied health team professionals and students.

Succinct and jargon-free, this is intended as a practical handbook that can be read quickly and consulted as needed to help build confidence and skills.


Key Features
  • Practical guidance on writing reports and communicating your findings effectively
  • Starts from first principles to give a sound foundation for all psychiatric interviews
  • Covers all mental health conditions with both DSM-V and ICD-11 classifications
  • Key topics such as risk assessments, managing difficult encounters, home visits, practising safely
  • Insights into how it feels to be interviewed written by a patient
  • Includes an Enhanced eBook version with purchase. The enhanced eBook allows the end user to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Author Information
Edited by Carmelo Aquilina, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP, Director, Older People’s Mental Health Services, South West Sydney Local Health District, Mental Health Centre Level 1, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia and Gavin Tucker, MB BCh BAO, MSc, Core Psychiatry Trainee, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom