Psychiatric diagnosis vs medical diagnosis: Are mental health professionals aware?

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Title:
Psychiatric diagnosis vs medical diagnosis: Are mental health professionals aware?
Author:
Sanchez, Phyllis Nancy.
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
For years research has demonstrated a varying incidence of medical disorders manifesting with psychiatric symptoms. A relatively conservative estimate of such so called "medical masquerades" is around 10%. It is important to ascertain whether health care professionals are aware of possible medical masquerades perhaps most especially in a mental health center outpatient setting where non-medically trained clinicians are the first line therapists for treatment in the majority of cases. This study set about to find out how aware three types of health care clinicians (psychiatrists, nonpsychiatrically trained medical doctors, and non-medically trained mental health psychotherapists) are of the prevalence of medical masquerades, and whether these three types of clinicians perform differently on three types of clinical vignettes (psychiatric, somatoform, and medical masquerades). Results revealed that all health care professionals surveyed are aware that there are a percentage of medical masquerades in the clinical population. Results also revealed that the three types of clinicians performed differently on the case vignettes.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychological manifestations of general diseases.; Mental illness -- Diagnosis.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kahn, Marvin W.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePsychiatric diagnosis vs medical diagnosis: Are mental health professionals aware?en_US
dc.creatorSanchez, Phyllis Nancy.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, Phyllis Nancy.en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractFor years research has demonstrated a varying incidence of medical disorders manifesting with psychiatric symptoms. A relatively conservative estimate of such so called "medical masquerades" is around 10%. It is important to ascertain whether health care professionals are aware of possible medical masquerades perhaps most especially in a mental health center outpatient setting where non-medically trained clinicians are the first line therapists for treatment in the majority of cases. This study set about to find out how aware three types of health care clinicians (psychiatrists, nonpsychiatrically trained medical doctors, and non-medically trained mental health psychotherapists) are of the prevalence of medical masquerades, and whether these three types of clinicians perform differently on three types of clinical vignettes (psychiatric, somatoform, and medical masquerades). Results revealed that all health care professionals surveyed are aware that there are a percentage of medical masquerades in the clinical population. Results also revealed that the three types of clinicians performed differently on the case vignettes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychological manifestations of general diseases.en_US
dc.subjectMental illness -- Diagnosis.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKahn, Marvin W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKing, James E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberYost, Elizabet B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHsiao, Sigmunden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPool, Ronald H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9004977en_US
dc.identifier.oclc703274113en_US
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