The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine / Edition 1

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Overview

Psychosomatic Medicine—the newest psychiatric subspecialty formally approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education—represents a scientific and clinical discipline that exists at the interface of psychiatry and medicine. This scholarly and comprehensive new textbook represents the cutting edge in this burgeoning field and is destined to become the premier textbook to educate trainees and add to the knowledge base of clinicians.

This definitive work covers all the major topics in psychosomatic medicine, including general principles in evaluation and management, psychiatric symptoms and disorders in the medically ill, issues within each medical specialty and subspecialty, and psychiatric treatments in the medically ill. This unique compendium includes a detailed index and thorough up-to-date references.

Meticulously researched, clearly written, and designed for ease of use, this comprehensive and scholarly textbook brings together the body of knowledge and skills that defines the subspecialty of psychosomatic medicine. Presenting the work of nearly 100 contributors, most of whom are nationally and internationally recognized experts, this textbook combines the latest research with extensive coverage of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in medically ill patients.

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Reviewer: Daniel Loiterstein, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This reference book reviews the existing knowledge at the interface between psychiatry and medicine. This is the first edition of a book that will surely be updated in future years.
Purpose: With the creation of psychosomatic medicine as a distinct specialty within psychiatry, a definition of scope was required. This book serves as the cornerstone, providing boundaries and explanation of purpose, to a developing specialty. In addition, the book can be referred to as a standard of information in the specialty. The editors and authors succeed in their purpose of providing a tome for psychosomatic medicine.
Audience: The book is intended as a reference for those interested in psychiatric aspects of medical illness. The primary audience is psychiatrists, but any practitioner with an interest in behavior would find the book appropriate. The editor is a qualified scholar in psychosomatic medicine. He has chosen a wide range of academic psychiatrists to author individual chapters.
Features: The 40 chapters are split into four sections. The first section reviews broad principles in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric illness in a medical setting. An analysis of psychiatric disorders in the medical illness follows. The subsequent chapters evaluate psychiatric disorders in diverse medical specialties. The last section reviews general treatment principles in the medically ill. Many tables are used to deliver information in a compact, organized fashion. Each chapter is followed with a multitude of relevant references.
Assessment: This is a standard text that will serve as the foundation of the new specialty of psychosomatic medicine. It is a repository for a growing knowledge base about the interface between medicine and psychiatry.
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Reviewer: Daniel Loiterstein, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This reference book reviews the existing knowledge at the interface between psychiatry and medicine. This is the first edition of a book that will surely be updated in future years.
Purpose: With the creation of psychosomatic medicine as a distinct specialty within psychiatry, a definition of scope was required. This book serves as the cornerstone, providing boundaries and explanation of purpose, to a developing specialty. In addition, the book can be referred to as a standard of information in the specialty. The editors and authors succeed in their purpose of providing a tome for psychosomatic medicine.
Audience: The book is intended as a reference for those interested in psychiatric aspects of medical illness. The primary audience is psychiatrists, but any practitioner with an interest in behavior would find the book appropriate. The editor is a qualified scholar in psychosomatic medicine. He has chosen a wide range of academic psychiatrists to author individual chapters.
Features: The 40 chapters are split into four sections. The first section reviews broad principles in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric illness in a medical setting. An analysis of psychiatric disorders in the medical illness follows. The subsequent chapters evaluate psychiatric disorders in diverse medical specialties. The last section reviews general treatment principles in the medically ill. Many tables are used to deliver information in a compact, organized fashion. Each chapter is followed with a multitude of relevant references.
Assessment: This is a standard text that will serve as the foundation of the new specialty of psychosomatic medicine. It is a repository for a growing knowledge base about the interface between medicine and psychiatry.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585621279
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1120
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

James L. Levenson, M.D., is Chair of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, in Richmond, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 Psychiatric assessment and consultation 3
2 Neuropsychological and psychological evaluation 15
3 Legal issues 37
4 Ethical issues 55
5 Psychological responses to illness 67
6 Delirium 91
7 Dementia 131
8 Aggression and violence 171
9 Depression 193
10 Suicidality 219
11 Mania, catatonia, and psychosis 235
12 Anxiety disorders 251
13 Somatization and somatoform disorders 271
14 Deception syndromes : factitious disorders and malingering 297
15 Eating disorders 311
16 Sleep disorders 335
17 Sexual disorders 359
18 Substance-related disorders 387
19 Heart disease 423
20 Lung disease 445
21 Gastrointestinal disorders 465
22 Renal disease 483
23 Endocrine and metabolic disorders 495
24 Oncology 517
25 Rheumatology 535
26 Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndromes 555
27 Infectious diseases 577
28 HIV/AIDS 599
29 Dermatology 629
30 Surgery 647
31 Organ transplantation 675
32 Neurology and neurosurgery 701
33 Obstetrics and gynecology 733
34 Pediatrics 761
35 Physical medicine and rehabilitation 787
36 Pain 827
37 Psychopharmacology 871
38 Psychosocial treatments 923
39 Electroconvulsive therapy 957
40 Palliative care 979
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