The Perspectives approach to psychiatry focuses on four aspects of psychiatric practice and research: disease, dimensional, behavior, and lifestory. In Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation, Drs. Margaret S. Chisolm and Constantine G. Lyketsos underscore the benefits of this approach, showing how it improves clinicians' abilities to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients.
Drs. Chisolm and Lyketsos use increasingly complex case histories to help the mental health provider evaluate patients demonstrating symptoms of bipolar disorder, psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, eating disorders, and cutting, among other conditions. The book also includes an exercise that simulates the Perspectives approach side by side with traditional methods, revealing the advantages of a method that engages not one but four points of view.
Featuring a foreword by Drs. Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney, the originators of the Perspectives approach, this innovative book will be used in psychiatric training programs as well as by practicing mental health clinicians.
Margaret S. Chisolm, M.D., is assistant professor and director of education in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Department of Psychiatry and director of psychiatry and co-medical director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Addiction and Pregnancy. Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., is Elizabeth Althouse Professor and director of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and vice-chairman of the department of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he is also co-director of the division of geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry and director of the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center.
Foreword, by Paul R. McHugh, M.D., and Phillip R. Slavney, M.D.PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart I: The Concepts behind the Approach1. An Introduction2. The Psychiatric Evaluation3. The Life-Story Perspective4. The Dimensional Perspective5. The Behavior Perspective6. The Disease PerspectivePart II: The Approach in ActionIntroductionCase 1 Bipolar Disorder: Maintaining Personhood in the Face of a DiseaseCase 2 A Young Man with Psychosis: The Role of Life Story and Behavior in DiseaseCase 3 A Mother's Overdose: Life Story and DimensionCase 4 A Man with Depression amidst Multiple Life Stressors: Life Story or Disease?Case 5 A Matriarch with Memory and Mood Problems: Managing Diagnostic DilemmasCase 6 An Executive with Health Worries: Dimension or Disease?Case 7 A Young Woman's Fear of Fat: An Aberration in Feeding BehaviorCase 8 A Lawyer Who Lies and Cuts: Synthesis of a Complex CaseCase 9 A Case of Bereavement: Why Psychotherapy MattersSummaryAppendix A: The Psychiatric EvaluationAppendix B: The Mental Status ExaminationReferencesIndex