The Psychiatric Interview for Differential Diagnosis

  • Lennart Jansson
  • Julie Nordgaard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Diagnostic Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 9-16
    3. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 17-25
    4. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 27-51
    5. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 53-90
  4. The Diagnostic Spectra

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 109-127
    3. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 129-168
    4. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 169-189
    5. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 191-208
    6. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 209-229
    7. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 231-246
    8. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 247-255
    9. Lennart Jansson, Julie Nordgaard
      Pages 257-259
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-270

About this book

Introduction

There is a broadening international consensus that the level of psychiatric clinical knowledge and skills has declined alarmingly, to the point of threatening psychiatry’s survival as an academic medical discipline. This is a consequence of the complete educational domination by the operational diagnostic manuals and manuals for structured interviewing, which are too often viewed as the only sources of theoretical and clinical knowledge. The purpose of this book is to offer an alternative: to provide an exposition of psychiatric interviewing that is theoretically and clinically well founded and to supply the reader with a coherent framework for performance of a thorough psychiatric examination. The goal is not to come up with yet another interview scheme but to facilitate an understanding of the basic (but, today, completely neglected) tenets of psychopathology and phenomenology. This exposition targets the disorders of subjectivity (consciousness), the second-person processes involved in converting subjective, first-person and observable data into a third person, diagnostically useful, format. In addition, the most pertinent clinical descriptions concerning the major diagnostic groups are presented and discussed.

Keywords

Consciousness Conversational approach Difficult Psychiatric Interview Mental State Examination Phenomenology Prototype and Gestalt Psychiatric Diagnosis Psychiatric Interview Psychiatric Interviewing Psychopathology Structured Interview Semi-structured Interview

Authors and affiliations

  • Lennart Jansson
    • 1
  • Julie Nordgaard
    • 2
  1. 1.Mental Health Center HvidovreUniversity Hospital of CopenhagenBroenbyDenmark
  2. 2.Early Psychosis Intervention Center, Region Zealand & Institute for Clinical Medicine, University of CopenhagenBroenbyDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33249-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33247-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33249-9
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