The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as well as the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM are some ways on how to diagnose a patient’s mental health and if they suffer from mental disorders. It’s not really the best way to diagnose someone, but it provides some insight on a person’s thought life as well as their mental and emotional disposition. Now, whether it leads to the right conclusion is still a bit suspect but again, it does provide some form of roadmap where psychologists can begin to navigate a person’s mental health. The following interview between Dr. Barron and William Perry shows the different questions within the SCID.
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