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Assessment Scales in Depression, Mania and Anxiety

2004 Edition, December 29, 2004

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ISBN: 978-0-203-30835-6
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  • Revision: 2004 Edition, December 29, 2004
  • Published Date: December 29, 2004
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 210
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The use of assessment scales in psychiatry is becoming much more part of clinical practice. The availability and obvious utility of instruments combined with a pressing need to measure more precisely how we practise, may have served as stimuli for their increased use.

The success of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry was pleasing and it is very logical that a book outlining scales for the common disorders of depression and anxiety should be published. Drs Lam, Michalak, and Swinson are to be congratulated on producing such an excellent compendium. The layout and design is innovative and the description of the scales is comprehensive and clinically useful.

One of the stimuli for writing Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry was that I was fed up trying to locate all the instruments from old photocopies of articles, which always seemed to get lost. Assessment Scales in Depression, Mania and Anxiety is a formidable contribution to the field and the text is a real must for practising psychiatrists. The book should also be useful to general practitioners, psychologists, researchers, students and other mental health workers. It does so much more than rid you of all those irritating pieces of paper and has the real potential to improve the care we provide to our patients.