Interviewing and Diagnosis

  • Juan E. Mezzich
  • Shawn C. Shea


Competent care in outpatient psychiatric settings requires a sensitive and thorough evaluation of the patient’s condition. Such an evaluation will furnish the data base crucial to systematically designing a treatment plan that attends to the various problems and needs of the patient. Furthermore, the evaluation constitutes a critical opportunity for engaging the patient in the treatment process by creating in the patient a sense of confidence in and trust of the clinician.


Personality Disorder Psychosocial Stressor Adaptive Functioning Physical Disorder Organic Mental Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan E. Mezzich
    • 1
  • Shawn C. Shea
    • 2
  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Monadmock Family ServicesKeeneUSA

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