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Michael R. Privitera

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Chapter 17: Nonverbal Behavior and Psychiatric Observation

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Nonverbal Behavior and Psychiatric Observation
Nonverbal behavior and psychiatric observation
Michael R. Privitera University of Rochester Medical Center

It is the evaluation of both verbal and nonverbal behaviors that allows for the optimal psychiatric assessment of patients and for one to determine the patient's potential imminent risk to self and others. I say this as a psychiatrist with 31 years of experience in the field of assessments and treatment of mental disorders. This experience has ranged from inpatient and outpatient care of psychiatric patients to the assessment and treatment of “psychiatric” manifestations in medically or surgically ill patients. Some of the treatment modalities used include individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy. I apply a variety of ...

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