History taking and Clinical Skills in Psychiatry

This page is devoted to online resources around developing skills in clinical practice. Click on the links to be taken to the online resource.

History Taking Online Videos

Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Psychosis MATES video

Delusions and Thought disorder – a short collection of 12 videos, University of Cambridge

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Depression (will also cover unipolar depression history taking) – University of Cambridge

Bipolar Mania – University of Cambridge

Bipolar – Managing Contraception – University of Cambridge

Anxiety Disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – history taking, University of Cambridge

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 2 – history taking, University of Cambridge

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – history taking, University of Cambridge

Social phobia – history taking, University of Cambridge

Panic disorder – history taking, University of Cambridge

Medically Unexplained Symptoms – University of Cambridge

Substance misuse

Taking an alcohol history – University of Cambridge

Taking a substance misuse history – University of Cambridge

Brief intervention for alcohol misuse – University of Cambridge

History taking of an elderly patient with depression and alcohol misuse – Imperial College

Risk assessment and Self-Harm

How to undertake a suicide risk assessment in an inpatient setting

Risk assessment after overdose – University of Cambridge

Risk assessment – self harm – University of Cambridge

Self-harm MATES video

Assessing someone who is psychotic and dangerous in the community

Old age psychiatry – memory and cognitive assessments

Assessment of memory problems – history taking, University of Cambridge

Cognitive assessment – University of Cambridge

Eating disorders

Anorexia – history taking, University of Cambridge

Anorexia – parent interview, University of Cambridge

De-escalation Techniques

De-escalation Techniques Page

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