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Mental Status Examination: 52 Challenging Cases, DSM and ICD-10 Interviews, Questionnaires and Cognitive Tests for Diagnosis and Treatment (Volume 1) Paperback – April 2, 2013
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Dr. Burgess' books for doctors, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses help clinicians understand their patients so they can give them the best treatment. His books on bipolar disorder and major depression help patients stay well and happy--they are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Dr. Burgess' books on stress reduction and clearing the mind help everyone escape the pressure of modern life and tap into their highest potential.
Dr. Burgess received the Purdue University Literary Award, the Meade Johnson Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Southern California Psychiatric Association Appreciation Award for his writing. Dr. Burgess has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio, television, and feature films.
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However, the one issue I have with the book is the kindle format. The Kindle version has no index, and no text links, so you are unable to review the content of the book or to jump to another section of the book or print out any forms for that are only available in the paper copy. This is a significant shortcoming of this book's formatting for the electronic version for that reason I would again only buy this as a paper edition and forget it on the kindle unless they update the book to provide useful access.
Each clinical vignette is very compelling and intensely interesting. At the end of each vignette, you can quiz yourself on the diagnosis and then confirm the answer. What proceeds from there is the DSM criteria for the diagnosis in bold, followed by the parts of the vignette that confirm or deny the presence of each symptom. There is also a brief discussion of the disease, the treatment concerns, differential diagnosis and a note on how the actual patient was handled. Even the laziest medical student can finish this book in 2 days during rotations.
If you deal with conscious patients, you will have many patients with psychiatric disorders. This book is far too cheap, easy to read and valuable to pass up.
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I am an early Counseling professional who recently finished a MS program and bought this tool in order to increase my diagnostic skills. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kia
This book is great. As a psychology student this book offers everything I needed and then some. There are basic mental health cases but there are also casession that are medical... Read morePublished 11 months ago by N. Rivers