Re-written to incorporate the recent changes in DSM-IV, this new edition of The First Interview updates a text on interviewing that is rapidly becoming a standard in the field. Covering the range of problems and personalities that interviewers typically encounter; this accessible volume describes in step-by-step detail how to elicit crucial diagnostic details from even the most challenging patient. All references to tables and criteria have been updated and brief criteria for the most used diagnoses rewritten in accordance with DSM-IV. Based on the most recent research, this book specifies what should be asked as well as the best methods for asking. These effective techniques come to life in the book's numerous illustrative clinical vignettes and conversational, jargon-free style. This book will be of great interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and other mental health professions, as well as practitioners in medicine and nursing.James Morrison MD is the author of 'The First Interview: Revised for DSM-IV', published 1994 under ISBN 9780898625691 and ISBN 0898625696.