James Morrison, MD, is Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. With his acclaimed practical books--including, most recently, Diagnosis Made Easier, Second Edition, and DSM-5 Made Easy--Dr. Morrison has guided hundreds of thousands of mental health professionals and students through the complexities of clinical evaluation and diagnosis. His website (www.guilford.com/jm) offers additional discussion and resources related to psychiatric diagnosis and DSM-5.
Introduction: What Is Interviewing? 1. Openings and Introductions 2. Chief Complaint and Free Speech 3. Developing Rapport 4. Managing the Early Patient Interview 5. History of the Present Illness 6. Getting the Facts about the Present Illness 7. Interviewing about Feelings 8. Personal and Social History 9. Sensitive Subjects 10. Control of the Later Interview 11. Mental Status Exam I: Behavioral Aspects 12. Mental Status Exam II: Cognitive Aspects 13. Signs and Symptoms in Areas of Clinical Interest 14. Closure 15. Interviewing Informants 16. Meeting Resistance 17. Special or Challenging Patient Behaviors and Issues 18. Diagnosis and Recommendations 19. Sharing Your Findings with the Patient 20. Communicating Your Findings to Others 21. Troubleshooting Your Interview Appendix A. Summary of the Initial Interview Appendix B. Descriptions of Selected Disorders. Appendix C. Sample Interview, Written Report, and Formulation Appendix D. A Semistructured Interview Appendix E. Assessing Your Interview Appendix F. Bibliography and Recommended Reading