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Assessment 

Assessment
Chapter:
Assessment
Author(s):

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234998.003.0009
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date: 24 October 2020

Purpose and structure of assessment 110

Problem clarification 112

Interviewing children and adolescents 114

Genograms 118

Assessing family functioning 120

Diagnosis, formulation, and report writing 122

Recommended reading 124

A thorough assessment and understanding of presenting difficulties forms the basis for any treatment interventions offered for children, young people, and their families or carers. As psychiatric problems rarely occur in isolation with co-morbidity the norm, it is essential that any assessment is sufficiently comprehensive to present a clear and complete formulation of the presenting problems....

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