Psychiatric Assessment for GPs

Fiona Judd, Gene Hodgins, Grant Blashki

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As with other areas of medicine, psychiatric assessment requires a thorough history and examination (that is, mental state and physical exam) and appropriate investigations in order to generate a diagnosis and differential diagnosis. In addition, a formulation using the biopsychosocial approach is needed. This lays the framework for planning treatment, and includes consideration of which interventions, who should be involved in treatment and where treatment should occur.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeneral Practice Psychiatry
EditorsFiona Judd Grant Blashki, Leon Piterman Leon Piterman
Place of PublicationNorth Ryde, Australia
PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780074713518
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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