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Assessment of anxiety

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Assessment has a number of purposes. • Primarily it aims to identify the nature and severity of the patient's anxiety and to reach a valid diagnosis. • It elicits information for case conceptualization and treatment, and to establish baselines against which change can be measured. • It may be used to determine specific goals for treatment and to begin to socialize the patient into the model of treatment. • It should also consider the main focus of the patient's fears, as it is clear that part...

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10.1383/psyt.3.4.16.32904

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Psychiatry
Volume:
3
Issue:
4
Pages:
16-21
Publication date:
2004-04-01
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ISSN:
1476-1793
URN:
uuid:a411e0b8-43cd-4f14-bae7-c71ae9e28ad9
Source identifiers:
139981
Local pid:
pubs:139981
Language:
English
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