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In the present handbook, our scope is less broad. We shall attempt to give a brief, and so far as possible, factual presentation of the major clinical psychiatric problems that the general practitioner and medical student will commonly encounter in hospitals, clinics, and private practice. As...
Man has always feared mental illness and the tendency to ascribe its phenomena to supernatural causes is even yet extant. This chapter examines the history of psychiatric thought. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
This chapter discusses the purpose of the examination of the patient and its uses. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
In psychiatry, therapy and history-taking go hand in hand. Diagnosis and plans for treatment depend upon the results of appraisal of the psychological functioning of the patient. Initial immediate planning, working diagnoses, hospital orders, and instructions to aides and nurses must often be...
The psychiatric case study is completed not from one but from several interviews. In fact, psychotherapeutic interviews extending over many months time are, at least in part, an elaboration and addition to the patient's history. Over the course of such interviews one seeks to characterize the...
This chapter examines the importance of both the general physical examination and the neurological examination of the psychiatric patient. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
This chapter discusses the problems of examining patients for aphasia, agnosia, and apraxia. Each of these disorders are described and ways for examining are provided. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
This chapter looks at the use of electroencephalogram in the examination of psychiatric patients. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
In the psychiatric team the psychologist may function as a therapist, expert on research design or as a psychological theoretician. His unique contribution to clinical psychiatry, however, lies in the realm of diagnostic testing. In those situations where prolonged observation of the patient is...
In this section will be mentioned briefly a few common concepts which psychiatrists find useful in relating patients' childhood experiences to their adult emotional illnesses. For often it seems clear not only that constitutional factors and immediate life stresses have operated as possible...
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