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A Case Approach to Medical-Psychiatric Practice

A Case Approach to Medical-Psychiatric Practice

by Antoinette Ambrosino Wyszynski, Bernard Wyszynski
     
 

A Case Approach to Medical-Psychiatric Practice represents an unapologetic attempt to reinstate consultation-liaison psychiatry as a medical discipline. Intended as a teaching instrument rather than a comprehensive textbook, this volume presents case discussions that accurately capture the problem-oriented bedside world of medical-psychiatric practice.

Overview

A Case Approach to Medical-Psychiatric Practice represents an unapologetic attempt to reinstate consultation-liaison psychiatry as a medical discipline. Intended as a teaching instrument rather than a comprehensive textbook, this volume presents case discussions that accurately capture the problem-oriented bedside world of medical-psychiatric practice. Psychiatrists at all stages of experience—from the resident to the seasoned practitioner—will find this book to be an invaluable guide to the complex clinical dilemmas encountered in hospital settings.

The focus is on the differential diagnosis and pharmacological management of patients with medical conditions—for example, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, cancer, delirium, gastrointestinal conditions, alcoholism with cirrhosis, kidney disease, HIV infection—who develop concurrent psychiatric problems. A consultation-liaison guide to DSM-IV is included, and guidelines for identifying and managing these disorders and their symptoms are provided. There are chapters on managing steroid-induced psychiatric syndromes, treating gynecological patients including breast cancer patients, and working with psychiatric illness during pregnancy.

Each chapter contains case presentations followed by multiple-choice questions designed to challenge the reader’s knowledge and ingenuity in responding to real-life clinical quandaries. The comprehensive literature reviews and discussion provided for each topic can be used by readers to expand their knowledge in areas of interest. Numerous appendixes serve as concise pull-out summaries for handy bedside reference. Reviews are clearly organized andextensively cross-referenced, making this book not only an exceptional learning tool but also an excellent resource for further study.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is an exceptional new book containing case presentations followed by questions and a review of the literature regarding the interface between medicine and psychiatry. Well written and edited, this book will become an essential teaching tool for trainees on the consultation liaison service.
Purpose: The purpose is "to reclaim consultation psychiatry's medical roots." The authors "have tried to offer a resource on the contribution of medical information to the practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry." They have definitely succeeded in their goal.
Audience: The intended audience includes medical students, residents, and fellows rotating on consultation service. Any psychiatrist who cares for patients with medical disorders will find this an extremely useful book.
Features: The book features 459 pages containing nine chapters and a set of appendixes as well as an index section, The chapters cover topics such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, alcoholic liver disease, renal diseases, the patient on steroids, the HIV-infected patient, gastrointestinal diseases, obstetric-psychiatric problems, and gynecologic and oncological disease. Each chapter is well referenced with up-to-date and pertinent citations. The appendix section contain helpful scales and guides for the everyday management of the medical-psychiatric patient.
Assessment: This is an excellent and useful teaching tool for consultation-liaison psychiatry. Any physician that treats patients with concomitant medical and psychiatric problems would benefit from this book.
4 Stars! from Doody
Michael J. Schrift
This is an exceptional new book containing case presentations followed by questions and a review of the literature regarding the interface between medicine and psychiatry. Well written and edited, this book will become an essential teaching tool for trainees on the consultation liaison service. The purpose is to reclaim consultation psychiatry's medical roots. The authors have tried to offer a resource on the contribution of medical information to the practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry. They have definitely succeeded in their goal. The intended audience includes medical students, residents, and fellows rotating on consultation service. Any psychiatrist who cares for patients with medical disorders will find this an extremely useful book. The book features 459 pages containing nine chapters and a set of appendixes as well as an index section, The chapters cover topics such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, alcoholic liver disease, renal diseases, the patient on steroids, the HIV-infected patient, gastrointestinal diseases, obstetric-psychiatric problems, and gynecologic and oncological disease. Each chapter is well referenced with up-to-date and pertinent citations. The appendix section contain helpful scales and guides for the everyday management of the medical-psychiatric patient. This is an excellent and useful teaching tool for consultation-liaison psychiatry. Any physician that treats patients with concomitant medical and psychiatric problems would benefit from this book.
Booknews
A teaching tool written for residents and psychiatrists focuses on differential diagnosis and pharmacological management of patients with medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, alcoholism with cirrhosis, kidney disease, HIV, pregnancy, and cancer. Case studies are presented followed by multiple-choice questions, literature reviews and discussions. Additionally, the 17 appendices include a consultation-liaison guide to DSM-IV, and vital information on the use of psychotropic drugs, HIV classification, and psychiatric guidelines. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880485302
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
459
Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Antoinette Ambrosino Wyszynski, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University Medical Center and is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Institute at New York University Center.

Bernard Wyszynski, M.D., is Director of Inpatient Psychiatry and Unit Chief of Klau 2. Inpatient Unit, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Associate Director, Division of Neuropsychiatry at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

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