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Measuring psychopathology

Author: Anne Farmer; P McGuffin; Julie Williams
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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"This book describes the theory and methodology of eliciting and measuring psychopathology and the ways in which the signs and symptoms of mental disorder are combined into diagnostic categories. Mental disorders are classified and measured to allow clinicians to communicate with one another about the patients' symptoms, prognosis, and treatment and to ensure that research is conducted with comparable groups of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Farmer; P McGuffin; Julie Williams
ISBN: 9780192630803 0192630806
OCLC Number: 49552400
Awards: Winner of Commended in the Mental Health Category at the British Medical Association Awards, 2002.
Description: ix, 230 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: What is psychopathology? --
Describing symptoms and signs --
Defining and classifying disorder --
Validity, reliability, and utility --
Diagnostic interviews --
Polydiagnostic approaches, computerized methods, and best estimate diagnoses --
Rating scales: screening, observer, and self-rating questionnaires --
Measuring psychopathology in specific subject groups --
Personality and personality disorders --
Psychopathology in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Anne Farmer, Peter McGuffin, Julie Williams.
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Measuring Psychopathology describes the methods by which signs and symptoms of mental disorders are elicited, examined and evaluated. The content covers the development of standardised interviews,  Read more...

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The information is brilliantly organized and gives the reader both the methods designed to improve diagnostics and the scales used in both clinical practice and in research. The author's objectives Read more...

 
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