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Discussion: the psychiatric evaluation and evidence-based rating | NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy With Individuals | Walden University

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Discussion: the psychiatric evaluation and evidence-based rating | NURS 6640 – Psychotherapy With Individuals | Walden University

 Assessment tools have two primary purposes: 1) to measure illness and diagnose clients, and 2) to measure a client’s response to treatment. Often, you will find that multiple assessment tools are designed to measure the same condition or response. Not all tools, however, are appropriate for use in all clinical situations. You must consider the strengths and weaknesses of each tool to select the appropriate assessment tool for your client. For this Discussion, as you examine the assessment tool assigned HAMILTON ANXIETY RATING SCALE (HAM-A), consider its use in psychotherapy