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Monday, 21 December 2015

Psychiatric evaluation of adults - updated US guidelines

The American Psychiatric Association has released the third, updated edition of its Practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults. 9 separate guideline modules cover:

• Review of Psychiatric Symptoms, Trauma History, and Psychiatric Treatment History
• Substance Use Assessment
• Suicide Risk Assessment
• Assessment of Risk for Aggressive Behaviors
• Assessment of Cultural Factors
• Assessment of Medical Health
• Quantitative Assessment
• Involvement of the Patient in Treatment Decisions
• Documentation of the Psychiatric Evaluation

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