Is diagnosis enough to guide interventions in mental health? Using case formulation in clinical practice
Macneil, Craig A., Hasty, Melissa K., Conus, Philippe and Berk, Michael 2012, Is diagnosis enough to guide interventions in mental health? Using case formulation in clinical practice, BMC medicine, vol. 10, no. 111, pp. 1-3.
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While diagnosis has traditionally been viewed as an essential concept in medicine, particularly when selecting treatments, we suggest that the use of diagnosis alone may be limited, particularly within mental health. The concept of clinical case formulation advocates for collaboratively working with patients to identify idiosyncratic aspects of their presentation and select interventions on this basis. Identifying individualized contributing factors, and how these could influence the person's presentation, in addition to attending to personal strengths, may allow the clinician a deeper understanding of a patient, result in a more personalized treatment approach, and potentially provide a better clinical outcome.
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Socio Economic Objective
970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
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