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Is diagnosis enough to guide interventions in mental health? Using case formulation in clinical practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, September 2012
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Is diagnosis enough to guide interventions in mental health? Using case formulation in clinical practice
Published in
BMC Medicine, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-111
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Craig A Macneil, Melissa K Hasty, Philippe Conus, Michael Berk


While diagnosis has traditionally been viewed as an essential concept in medicine, particularly when selecting treatments, we suggest that the use of diagnosis alone may be limited, particularly within mental health. The concept of clinical case formulation advocates for collaboratively working with patients to identify idiosyncratic aspects of their presentation and select interventions on this basis. Identifying individualized contributing factors, and how these could influence the person's presentation, in addition to attending to personal strengths, may allow the clinician a deeper understanding of a patient, result in a more personalized treatment approach, and potentially provide a better clinical outcome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 585 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 134 23%
Student > Bachelor 111 19%
Student > Postgraduate 65 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 41 7%
Researcher 24 4%
Other 64 11%
Unknown 149 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 297 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 44 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 35 6%
Social Sciences 19 3%
Neuroscience 11 2%
Other 27 5%
Unknown 155 26%

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