von Wolfgang Hiller, Michael Zaudig, Werner Mombour
This package of materials enables physicians, psychologists, and other very busy mental health professionals to quickly develop preliminary diagnoses of patients during an initial brief interview. The IDCL Checklists set contains the WHO Symptom Checklist, which helps the busy clinician to make a preliminary classification. Also contained are the 32 International Diagnostic Checklists (IDCL), which take into account the ICD-10 Research Criteria. These Checklists can be used to make a careful evaluation of the symptoms and classification criteria, and thus help to arrive at precise diagnoses according to the ICD-10 classification. Also included is the Symptom Glossary, which provides succinct definitions of the various symptoms that should be evaluated when using the ICD-10 Symptom Checklist. The checklist system provides a virtual 1-2-3 flow chart which helps the clinician consider many possibilities and quickly focus in on a well supported classification. This is a very practical kit which will be used many times in the clinician’s daily practice.