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Taking a psychiatric history from a medical patient

Eleanor Feldman

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2602

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Taking a psychiatric history from a medical patient

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It is important to screen for mental health problems: they are common in general medical patients and failure to recognize and deal with them will often interfere with the management of the physical health of the patient.

Depression can kill, and if by screening you identify depression, you should ask about hopelessness and suicidal ideation (how to do this sensitively is discussed in ...

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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