Brief Mental Health Interventions for the Family Physician / Edition 1

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Family Physicians need to be expert and active providers of mental hea lth care. Their rapport with patients and accessibility enable them to control minor mental health conditions before these problems become c ritical. The Handbook of Brief Mental Health Interventions is an ideal resource for Family Physicians. It provides a "refresher course" of s ensible paths toward resolution of common mental health problems. It f eatures an easy to read style, and well-focused references. The book s ummarizes the basic components of brief therapy and reviews how to con duct a brief therapy interview. It also includes chapters on specific clinical conditions and situations that routinely confront the family physician. Each chapter includes an outline, a case example or vignett e, and a concise discussion of brief therapy strategies for the disord er. Primary care physicians will find this convenient text an ideal ha ndy reference and review.

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Reviewer: Thomas P. Guck, Ph.D.(Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This quick-reference handbook describes brief psychological assessment and treatment techniques for problems commonly seen in primary care settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide interventions for prevention, identification, and treatment of social and mental health problems that fit efficiently into time-sensitive increments for the primary care provider. The authors do an excellent job of describing brief psychological techniques that can be easily implemented in a busy practice.
Audience: This book is written for family practice and other primary care physicians. Medical students, residents, and mental health professionals who work in a medical setting will also find it valuable. The authors have taught behavioral sciences and seen patients in primary care settings for many years. Their material has been field tested in clinical settings.
Features: The first two chapters contain a good discussion of the basic components of brief therapy. These chapters are essential reading as they provide the framework for the remaining chapters that cover frequently encountered clinical problems in primary care. The clinical chapters are designed as quick references to be read alone in 5-10 minutes. Each clinical chapter opens with an outline that can be used as a memory aid or guide. References are representative and quite good.
Assessment: This excellent handbook does a wonderful job of integrating the behavioral sciences into useable time-sensitive techniques for the busy primary care physician. It compares very favorably with any presentation designed to teach behavioral concepts to physicians.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387952352
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/26/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

1.An approach to brief treatment in family practice 2.A brief approach to mental health screening 3.Depression 4.Anxiety 5.Panic Disorder 6.PTSD 7.Somatoform Disorders 8.Over Utilizers 9.Chronic Pain 10.Non-Adherence 11.Insomnia 12.Substance Abuse 13.Habit Problems 14.Relaxation Exercise Training 15.Crisis Intervention for the Suicidal Adult 16.Crisis Intervention for the Suicidal Adolescent 17.Behavioral and school problems in the child and adolescent 18.Evaluation and Brief Therapy for ADHD 19.School Phobia/Separation Anxiety 20.Early Intervention for Eating Disorders 21.Adolescent Substance Abuse 22.Marital Problems 23.Sexual problems 24.Domestic Abuse 25.Problems Associated with Chronic Illness: In adults; In children 26.Problems in the Nursing Home 27.Death: Dying and Grief 28.Resolving Problems of Advanced Directives and End of Life Decision Making

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