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Diagnosis and Clinical Measurement in Psychiatry : A Reference Manual for SCAN - J. K. Wing

Diagnosis and Clinical Measurement in Psychiatry

A Reference Manual for SCAN

By: J. K. Wing (Editor), N. Sartorius (Editor), T.B. Ustun (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 1999
ISBN: 9780521434775
Number Of Pages: 168

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In order to help people with a mental illness it is important to be able to understand and measure the severity of the experiences that they find distressing and disabling and which can affect their behaviour. SCAN is a form of interview, found acceptable to patients, which provides a detailed and accurate picture of 'mental state'. When analysed by computer it provides a diagnosis that is comparable wherever the system is used. The 9th edition of the Present State Examination (PSE-9) was published in 1974 and served to link the two main approaches to the description and classification of psychological problems. PSE-10/SCAN builds on the experience of extensive tests using PSE-9. It retains the main features of PSE-9 and links together the latest two international classification systems - ICD-10 and DSM-IV. This reference manual is a companion to the SCAN interview schedule and software. It describes the rationale and development of the system and provides a valuable introduction to its uses.

List of authors and SCAN Advisory Committee
Preface
Acknowledgements
Measurement and classification in psychiatry
The PSE tradition and its continuation in SCAN
Aims and structure of SCAN
The SCAN glossary and principles of the interview
SCAN translation
Technical procedures
Training in the use of SCAN
International field trials: SCAN-0
SCAN-1: algorithms and CAPSE-1
Development of SCAN-2.1
Computerisation of SCAN-2.1: CAPSE-2
Clinical, educational and scientific uses
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521434775
ISBN-10: 0521434777
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 13th January 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.39