Handbook of Psychiatric Measures
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The Handbook of Psychiatric Measures offers a concise summary of key evaluations that you can easily incorporate into your daily practice. The measures will enhance the quality of patient care assisting you, both in diagnosis and assessment of outcomes. Comprising a wide range of methods available for assessing persons with mental health problems, the Handbook 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 both to the book and to the accompanying CD-ROM. The Handbook features:  Thoroughly examined and revised measures that provide the most relevant and timely information for clinicians.  New measures that empirically provide better patient evaluation Updated costs, translations, and contact information for each measure This handy compendium includes both diagnostic tools and measures of symptoms, function and quality of life, medication side effects, and other clinically relevant parameters. It focuses on measures that can be most readily 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. The measures also 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-TR order, include measures for:  Disorders of childhood and adolescence Cognitive disorders Sexual dysfunction Eating disorders Sleep disorders  Aggression and much 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 more than 150 of these measures -- an invaluable aid for reference and clinical decision-making.show more

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  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 223.52 x 279.4 x 50.8mm | 2,517.42g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 3 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585622184
  • 9781585622184
  • 922,926

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The Handbook of Psychiatric Measures, Second Edition, offers a compendium of the most noteworthy, widely used, and important new efforts in clinical and research measures. Clinicians, researchers, and managed care administrators will have at their fingertips expert assessment of over 275 measures in a wide array of domains, including a review of each measure's clinical utility, goals, practical issues, and psychometric properties. Use of this special resource is further enhanced by a CD-ROM containing the full text of more than 150 of these measures -- an invaluable aid for reference and clinical decision-making. 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 inclusion -- adding measures that empirically provide better patient evaluation and subtracting measures that have been superseded -- chapter 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. Introductory chapters provide background on the application of measures in specific contexts, including a discussion of cultural factors, psychometric properties, and the clinical selection of measures. Readers are then fully equipped with extensive coverage of general diagnostic measures for adults, and measures to evaluate psychiatric symptoms, mental and physical health status, quality of life, adverse effects, patient perceptions of care, stress and life events, family and relational issues, and suicide risk. Next, 17 disorder-specific chapters impart expert review of measures for disorders of childhood and adolescence, cognitive disorders, substance use, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders, psychotic disorders, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, impulse-control, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, and aggression. Each chapter includes updated measure descriptions, new measure variants and research, and newly selected measures particularly appropriate to the domain of discussion. The Handbook of Psychiatric Measures, Second Edition, promises to become one of the most-used and highly valued resources at a clinician's, researcher's, and administrator's disposal. Much more than a summary of measures, this revised edition provides the essential information to make better decisions about the use of a particular measure.show more

About A. John Rush

A. John Rush Jr., M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in Dallas, Texas.Michael B. First, M.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Research Psychiatrist at New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, New York.Deborah Blacker, M.D., Sc.D., is Assistant Vice Chair for Research and Director, Gerontology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.show more

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It is an impressive reference work. * The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease *show more

Table of contents

CONTRIBUTORSCAUTIONARY STATEMENTPREFACEACKNOWLEDGMENTSABOUT THE CD-ROMSECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK 1Chapter 1. ORGANIZATION AND USE OF THE HANDBOOKChapter 2. PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES: Concepts of Reliability and ValidityChapter 3. CONSIDERATIONS IN CHOOSING, USING, AND INTERPRETING A MEASURE FOR A PARTICULAR CLINICAL CONTEXTChapter 4. CULTURAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SELECTION, USE, AND INTERPRETATION OF PSYCHIATRIC MEASURESSECTION II: GENERAL MEASURES (NON--DISORDER SPECIFIC)Chapter 5. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES FOR ADULTSChapter 6. GENERAL PSYCHIATRIC SYMPTOMS MEASURESChapter 7. MENTAL HEALTH STATUS, FUNCTIONING, AND DISABILITIES MEASURESChapter 8. GENERAL HEALTH STATUS, FUNCTIONING, AND DISABILITIES MEASURESChapter 9. QUALITY OF LIFE MEASURESChapter 10. ADVERSE EFFECTS MEASURESChapter 11. PATIENT PERCEPTIONS OF CARE MEASURESChapter 12. STRESS AND LIFE EVENTS MEASURESChapter 13. FAMILY RISK FACTOR MEASURESChapter 14. SUICIDE RISK MEASURESSECTION III: MEASURES RELATED TO DSM-IV DIAGNOSTIC CATEGORIESChapter 15. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MEASURES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND SCREENINGChapter 16. SYMPTOM-SPECIFIC MEASURES FOR DISORDERS USUALLY FIRST DIAGNOSED IN INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, OR ADOLESCENCEChapter 17. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MEASURES OF FUNCTIONAL STATUSChapter 18. MEASURES FOR DELIRIUM AND THE BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS OF COGNITIVE DISORDERSChapter 19. NEUROPSYCHIATRIC MEASURES FOR COGNITIVE DISORDERSChapter 20. SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 21. PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 22. MOOD DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 23. ANXIETY DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 24. SOMATOFORM AND FACTITIOUS DISORDERS AND MALINGERING MEASURESChapter 25. DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 26. MEASURES OF SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION AND DISORDERSChapter 27. EATING DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 28. SLEEP DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 29. IMPULSE-CONTROL DISORDERS MEASURESChapter 30. PERSONALITY DISORDERS, PERSONALITY TRAITS, AND DEFENSE MECHANISMS MEASURESChapter 31. AGGRESSION MEASURESAPPENDIXES:Appendix A: DSM-IV-TR CLASSIFICATIONAppendix B: LIST OF MEASURES INCLUDED ON THE CD-ROMAppendix C: INDEX OF MEASURESAppendix D: INDEX OF ABBREVIATIONS FOR MEASURESGENERAL INDEXshow more

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