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CAM304 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Dsm-5, Posterior Parietal Cortex, Perseveration


Department
Medicine
Course Code
CAM304
Professor
C
Lecture
1

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Taking a Psychiatric History
Psychological Aspects
It is important to gather information of psychological aspects in a history to
make an accurate diagnosis and management plan:
Personality
Psychological stressors
Social Aspects
Social Environment
Support- very important to assess how much social/occupational support do
they have.
Psychiatric History
Demographic Data
Name
Age
Religion
Race
Marital Status
Children
Educational Attainment
Employment status
Housing
Presenting Complaint
Could be collected from the patient, a relative, or a person bringing the patient
to the hospital
Normally ambulance workers or family workers bring patient against their will.
People who the presenting complaint may be collected from:
A police officer
Case worker
Ambulance Officer
Family Member
History of Presenting Complaint
This section of the history needs to cover information regarding when was the
patient last well and functional, and information about the first sign of change
Aspects to consider when investigating about change include:
Sleep
Appetite- food, sex etc.
Mood
Energy
Social contact
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