You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
explain the key strengths and limitations of thev psychiatric system
An Overview of the Psychiatric System John B. Griffin, JR. The discussion of the psychiatric system in the following chapters focuses on areas of the psychiatric evaluation that are of particular importance. [ Inquiry into previous psychiatric problems (Chapter 200) allows the physician to understand the extent to which the patient has been vulnerable to emotional and/or mental problems in the
past and may be of prognostic value in determining how the patient may respond to present problems. The effect of the patient's present symptoms upon his interpersonal relationships (Chapter 201) gives important information about the severity of the problem. As this area is explored the physician will acquire important information about support systems that are available to the patient. Anxiety, depression, and disturbances of vegetative function (Chapters 202, 203, and 205) are important components of any exploration of the patient's presenting problem. Alcoholism is usually ranked as the third most severe public health problem in the United States, exceeded only by cardiovascular disease and cancer. Questioning the patient about substance abuse (Chapter 206) is very important. If not specifically asked for information in this area, many patients will omit it. It is useful to check the information given about use of drugs and alcohol with a member of the patient's family because many alcoholics and drug users practice extensive denial. Episodes of loss of control (Chapter 204) should be explored in relationship to both the present problem and previous psychiatric problems. The mental status examination (Chapter 207) gives vital information about current mental and emotional functioning. Chapter 208 on frequently performed psychologic tests describes procedures that can be used to provide important supplemental information in regard to specific areas of mental and emotional functioning. Go to: General Principles In approaching the psychiatric patient it is important to distinguish between the psychiatric history and the psychiatric report. The psychiatric report summarizes the findings in a convenient form for information retrieval. ]
Expert answered|roshnirazilee|Points 30|
Question
Asked 9/30/2013 2:13:29 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,569,106 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Which of the following technologies was NOT created during World War ...
Weegy: B. antibiotics User: Which of the following terms could be applied to the United States during the Cold ...
12/5/2016 2:17:21 PM| 2 Answers
What was the first major conflict of the Cold War? A. the Korean ...
Weegy: The Berlin Blockade was the first major conflict of the Cold War. User: What was the official U.S. policy ...
12/5/2016 2:31:40 PM| 2 Answers
What was the Bonus Army? A. a large group of concerned citizens who ...
Weegy: a large group of World War I veterans who marched on Washington during the Great Depression in the hopes of ...
12/5/2016 6:41:45 AM| 1 Answers
Which three nations were the major Allied Powers by ...
Weegy: Operation Overlord is: the code name for the Allied invasion of Normandy. User: What action did Hitler ...
12/5/2016 7:11:23 AM| 1 Answers
In the early 1900s large numbers of African Americans moved North ...
Weegy: C. the Great Migration. User: What was NOT included as part of the legacy of the progressive movement in the ...
12/5/2016 7:18:44 AM| 1 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
P
Points 178 [Total 450] Ratings 1 Comments 168 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
P
Points 38 [Total 717] Ratings 0 Comments 38 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
Points 34 [Total 466] Ratings 0 Comments 34 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 28 [Total 28] Ratings 0 Comments 28 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 16 [Total 292] Ratings 0 Comments 16 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 10 [Total 32] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 8 [Total 8] Ratings 0 Comments 8 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 0 [Total 0] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 0 [Total 0] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.