Single Symptoms

  1. Jonathan Williams and
  2. Peter Hill

Published Online: 20 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977452.ch2

Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours, A

Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours, A

How to Cite

Williams, J. and Hill, P. (2012) Single Symptoms, in Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours, A, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977452.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119975892

Online ISBN: 9781119977452

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Keywords:

  • single symptoms, impairment criteria for single problems;
  • similar symptoms;
  • sensitive information;
  • tears in children, and anxiety;
  • paying attention, to a person's feelings;
  • hidden information;
  • motivational interviewing;
  • ICD/DSM disorders, causes;
  • assessment hierarchies;
  • multiaxial systems of diagnosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ways to get sensitive information from a child or parent

  • Extending the history

  • The family's ideas

  • Choosing causes from a list in this book

  • Assessment hierarchies

  • Diagnostic axes

  • Relating impairment criteria to single problems

  • Government and family thresholds differ

  • Unavoidable challenges in making a formulation

  • When is intuition useful?

  • Communicating the problems and treatments