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Introduction

Authored by: Mark E. Maruish

Handbook of Pediatric Psychological Screening and Assessment in Primary Care

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138723139
eBook ISBN: 9781315193199
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315193199-1

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to provide the reader with an overview of the impetus for, current interest in, and efforts toward the integration of behavioral health care in primary medical care settings, with particular emphasis on the role that psychological screening and assessment can play in integrated physical and mental health care programs. The intent is not to present a comprehensive exposition of endeavors in this area; rather, it is hoped that the information contained herein will provide a context that facilitates an understanding of the detailed information presented in the book's other chapters.

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