New PDF release: Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical

By Theodore A. Stern MD, Maurizio Fava MD, Timothy E. Wilens MD, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum MD

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This, of course, will contribute to the treatment recommendations provided at the close of the interview. This may be a good time in the interview to get a sense of how the patient copes under stress. What psychological, behavioral, and social means are employed in the service of maintaining equilibrium in the face of hardship? , births, deaths, loss of jobs, problems in relationships, and problems with children). Discerning a patient’s coping style may be highly informative and contribute to the psychiatric formulation.

Most of the data needed in this model can be ascertained by asking the patient about elements of the current problems. Specific questions may be needed for the evaluation of perception, thought, and cognition. Most of the information in the mental status examination is obtained by simply taking the psychiatric history and by observing the patient’s behavior, affect, speech, mood, thought, and cognition. Perceptual disorders include abnormalities in sensory stimuli. There may be misperceptions of sensory stimuli, known as illusions, for example, micropsia or macropsia (objects that appear smaller or larger, respectively, than they are).

This observation is wonderful as it opens a door for a discussion of the complex and ongoing interaction among brain, environment, and behavior. THE EVALUATION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 24 Psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents will be discussed elsewhere in this book. In general, children and adolescents pose certain unique issues for the psychiatric interviewer. First, a complete developmental history is required. For younger children, most of the history is taken from the parents.

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