The interviewing and assessment process: A case study of Chapter 10, Mohr
In psychiatric assessments and interviews, it is important to gather a complete medical history. This includes screening for mental issues like depression and anxiety. It also involves discussing symptoms and observing the behavior of the patient. It is also important to assess the social support available for patients (families/friends), identify potential risk factors which may impact their mental health, such as substance abuse/abuse and rule out any other medical conditions that might be mimicking symptoms of mental illness.The data collected will help to determine a correct diagnosis and then formulate an appropriate treatment plan.