Assessing And Diagnosing Patients With Disruptive, Impulse-Control, Conduct, Dissociative, And Somatic Symptom-Related Disorders

Assessing patients with symptoms related to the disorders you are exploring this week pose some particular challenges for which the PMHNP should be prepared. Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders may involve aggressive outbursts, anger, deceitfulness, and unpredictability. Eliciting the needed interview and history data requires special care, self-control, and deliberateness on the part of the …

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