Clinical Consult for Psychiatric Mental Health Care

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This quick reference serves as an authoritative clinical guide to diagnostic treatment and monitoring recommendations for patients with mental disorders in the primary care setting. It offers fast and efficient access to evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for managing psychiatric and mental health conditions. The book guides family and adult advanced practice nurses in making clinical decisions that are supported by the best available evidence, reflecting current research and expert consensus. Additionally, researchers may use this book to identify important clinical questions where more research could be conducted to improve treatment decision making.

This comprehensive text is organized by major diagnostic categories, such as anxiety disorders, with specific diagnoses organized alphabetically within each category. It supports informed practice, which increases confidence in differential diagnosis, safe and effective treatment decision making, reliable treatment monitoring and, ultimately, improved patient outcomes. Additionally, DSM-IV-TR diagnostic standard summaries and ICD-9 codes are incorporated for use in the clinical setting. It is an essential resource in everyday practice for all health care providers.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105011
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/25/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Rhoads, PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP-C, GNP, CCRN, is Professor and Director of Primary Care Nursing at Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Nursing and Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has been awarded major research funding for a variety of research projects, and was awarded numerous commendations and medals for meritorious service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Dr. Rhoads is the author of three books for major nursing publishers as well as numerous articles.

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Table of Contents




I General Psychiatry

Chapter 1 The Psychiatric Interview and Diagnosis 3

The Psychiatric Interview 3

The Diagnostic Encounter 5

Clinical Decision Making 7

Diagnostic Formulation, Treatment Planning, and Modes of Treatment 8

The Diagnostic Evaluation 11

Psychological Testing in Psychiatry 12

Suggested Readings 15

Chapter 2 Psychotherapeutic Management 17

Establish a Philosophy of Management 17

Standards of Care in Psychotherapy Management 18

Psychotherapy: Initial Interview 19

Psychotherapy Record Management and the Standard of Care 20

Psychotherapeutic Management of Disorders 21

Suggested Readings 23

Chapter 3 Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Psychoanalysis 25

Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 25

Psychoanalysis 29

Other Resources 35

Chapter 4 Principles of Psychiatric Emergency Management 37

Psychiatric Emergency 37

Other Resources 39

II Syndromes and Treatments in Adult Psychiatry

Chapter 5 Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly 43

Delirium 43

Dementia 46

Amnestic Syndrome 49

Other Resources 52

Chapter 6 Substance Use Disorders 53

Substance Abuse 53

Substance Dependence 56

Intoxication 59

Substance Withdrawal 62

Other Resources 65

Chapter 7 Psychotic Disorders 67

Brief Psychotic Disorder 67

Delusional Disorder 70

Schizoaffective Disorder 74

Schizophrenia 78

Schizophreniform Disorder 83

Shared Psychotic Disorder 85

Other Resources 87

Chapter 8 Mood Disorders 89

Major Depressive Disorder 89

Bipolar Disorder 94

Cyclothymic Disorder 106

Dysthymic Disorder 114

Other Resources 118

Chapter 9 Anxiety Disorders 119

Acute Stress Disorder 119

Generalized Anxiety Disorder 122

Phobias (Including Social Phobia) 125

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 129

Other Resources 132

Chapter 10 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 133

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 133

Other Resources 135

Chapter 11 Somatoform Disorders 137

Somatoform Disorders 137

Other Resources 141

Chapter 12 Dissociative Disorders 143

Adjustment Disorder, with Anxiety 143

Adjustment Disorder, with Depressed Mood 146

Adjustment Disorder, Unspecified 148

Dissociative Amnesia 150

Other Resources 152

Chapter 13 Sexual Dysfunction 153

Female Sexual Arousal Disorder 153

Gender Identity Disorder 156

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder 159

Voyeurism 163

Other Resources 166

Chapter 14 Paraphilias 167

Paraphilias 167

Exhibitionism 169

Fetishism 170

Transvestic Fetishism 171

Pedophilia 172

Sexual Masochism 173

Sexual Sadism 174

Other Resources 175

Chapter 15 Eating Disorders 177

Anorexia Nervosa 177

Bulimia Nervosa 184

Other Resources 190

Chapter 16 Personality Disorders 193

Antisocial Personality Disorder 193

Borderline Personality Disorder 197

Narcissistic Personality Disorder 200

Other Resources 203

Chapter 17 Sleep Disorders 205

Primary Insomnia 205

Primary Hypersomnia 207

Narcolepsy 209

Nightmare Disorder 211

Sleep Terror Disorder 213

Sleepwalking Disorder 215

Other Resources 217

III Syndromes and Treatments in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Chapter 18 Disorders Presenting in Infancy or Early Childhood (0-5 Years of Age) 221

Asperger's Syndrome 221

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 223

Autism Disorders 227

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder 232

Disruptive Behaviors Disorders (NOS, Not Otherwise Specified) 234

Dyslexia 241

Mental Retardation 243

Reactive Attachment Disorder 245

Rett's Disorder/Rett's Syndrome 248

Selective Mutism 250

Separation Anxiety Disorder 252

Other Resources 254

Chapter 19 Disorders Presenting in Middle Childhood (6-11 Years of Age) or Adolescence (12-18 Years of Age) 257

Stuttering 257

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified 260

Conduct Disorder 262

Oppositional Defiant Disorder 264

Learning Disorders 266

Disorder of Written Expression 269

Mathematics Disorder 271

Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder 273

Other Resources 277

Index 279

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