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Diagnosis and Clinical Measurement in Psychiatry


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  • Page extent: 168 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.257 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521033497)

In order to help people with a mental illness it is important to be able to understand and measure the severity of the experiences that they find distressing and disabling and which can affect their behaviour. SCAN is a form of interview, found acceptable to patients, which provides a detailed and accurate picture of 'mental state'. When analysed by computer it provides a diagnosis that is comparable wherever the system is used. The 9th edition of the Present State Examination (PSE-9) was published in 1974 and served to link the two main approaches to the description and classification of psychological problems. PSE-10/SCAN builds on the experience of extensive tests using PSE-9. It retains the main features of PSE-9 and links together the two international classification systems, ICD-10 and DSM-IV. This reference manual is a companion to the SCAN interview schedule and software. It describes the rationale and development of the system and provides a valuable introduction to its uses.

• Links ICD-10 and DSM-IV criteria • Published on behalf of the World Health Organization • Use of the SCAN package is widespread and there are training centres worldwide


List of authors and SCAN Advisory Committee; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Measurement and classification in psychiatry J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius and T. B. Üstün; 2. The PSE tradition and its continuation in SCAN J. K. Wing; 3. Aims and structure of SCAN J. K. Wing; 4. The SCAN glossary and principles of the interview J. K. Wing; 5. SCAN translation N. Sartorius; 6. Technical procedures T. B. Üstün and W. M. Compton III; 7. Training in the use of SCAN T. B. Üstün, G. L. Harrison and S. Chatterji; 8. International field trials: SCAN-0 J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius and G. Der; 9. SCAN-1: algorithms and CAPSE-1 G. Der, G. Glover, T. S. Brugha and J. K. Wing; 10. Development of SCAN-2.1 T. S. Brugha; 11. Computerisation of SCAN-2.1: CAPSE-2 A. Y. Tien, S. Chaterji and T. B. Üstün; 12. Clinical, educational and scientific uses J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius and T. B. Üstün; Subject index.


J. K. Wing, N. Sartorius, T. B. Üstün, W. M. Compton III, G. L. Harrison, S. Chatterji, G. Der, G. Glover, T. S. Brugha, A. Y. Tien

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