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.
|Title of host publication||General Practice Psychiatry|
|Editors||Fiona Judd Grant Blashki, Leon Piterman Leon Piterman|
|Place of Publication||North Ryde, Australia|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|