The AMDP System

Manual for Assessment and Documentation of Psychopathology in Psychiatry

Edited by: Matthew R. Broome, Ronald Bottlender, Michael Rösler, Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz

Print edition
The AMDP System (PDF & EPUB)
ISBN: 9781616765422
9th edition 2018, iv/204 pages
Print edition
The AMDP System
ISBN: 9780889375420
9th edition 2018, xii/198 pages

The AMDP System manual helps clinicians and researchers efficiently and accurately document psychopathological and somatic symptoms.

  • Over 140 psychopathological and somatic items
  • Clear guidance on how to elicit and score the items
  • Case examples assist scoring
  • Differential symptoms for each item
  • Includes norms for AMDP syndromes

The AMDP System is ideal for training medical and psychology students in the identification of psychopathology and an essential reference volume for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and researchers.

More about the book

Now in its 9th edition, the AMDP System is a widely used tool for documenting psychiatric symptoms in clinical and research projects. It is not only an essential part of many internal clinical documentation systems, but it is also a valuable instrument for training the identification of psychopathological symptoms.

This new edition, now in English, involved the complete revision of the psychopathological and somatic symptoms, with particular attention to the elimination of ambiguities and inconsistencies, to the precision of definitions, to the exact differentiation of the self and other ratings, as well as to the user friendliness of the system. Taking account of developments in recent years in the description and rating of psychopathological symptoms, this latest edition of the AMDP System has been extended by an additional eleven psychopathological and three somatic symptoms and a new section on syndrome formation in the appendix.

This clearly structured manual enables the standardized application of the system, making it an invaluable tool in the training of medicine and psychology students and an essential reference volume in the psychiatric field.

Documentation forms for the AMDP System are also available

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