Evaluating the Patient’s Current Situation and Personality Traits

  • Seymour L. Halleck
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


In the course of taking the patient’s recent history, the physician gradually moves into inquiries about the patient’s current situation. The description of the patient’s current situation could be viewed either as part of the history (the recent history) or as a separate and distinct aspect of the evaluation. The approach recommended here is that the clinician think about the various elements that make up the patient’s present situation as a separate aspect of the evaluation.


Personality Trait Personality Disorder Mental Health Center Phobic Disorder Material Possession 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour L. Halleck
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  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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