The Psychiatric Interview in adults

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in a Psychiatric Interview it is very important to inquiry about personal and family histories ?

The physician must ask the patient questions such as :

– Nature of delivery, ages at walking, talking, toilet training, etc.
– Physical or psychic illness in the infancy and childhood.
– Schooling, and achievements.
– Jobs, reasons for changing, adjustments, etc.
– Date of menarche or puberty.
– Sexual interest and practice.
– Marriage, children, compatibility with mate.
– Social relationships, individual interests, moods, habits, etc.
– Parent health, personality and relationship with the patient.
– Family diseases.

All the answers must be recorded in the Clinical History.

(Edited by Dr. María Moya Guirao, MD)

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