Clinical Manual of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine: Mental Health Consultation With Physically Ill Children and Adolescents

Clinical Manual of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine: Mental Health Consultation With Physically Ill Children and Adolescents

by Richard J. Shaw, David R. DeMaso
     
 

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The book describes a unique and innovative approach to the complex behavioral health problems seen in children and adolescents who are physically ill, have emotional illness masquerading as physical illness, and have comorbid emotional and physical conditions.

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The book describes a unique and innovative approach to the complex behavioral health problems seen in children and adolescents who are physically ill, have emotional illness masquerading as physical illness, and have comorbid emotional and physical conditions.

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The American journal of psychiatry

There is extensive information on pharmacology, including a section on pain management and a more general chapter discussing uses of medication in particular disease states.

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Reviewer: Christine J. Choe, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a concise guide for psychiatric consultation in physically ill children. It provides information about the clinical characteristics, assessment, and treatment of psychiatric disorders most commonly encountered by the pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatrist.
Purpose: According to the authors, the purpose is to provide concise and pragmatic ways of organizing the key issues that arise in psychiatric consultation to physically ill children and a template for clinical assessment and management. There is a need for practical and concise texts in this area and the book meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: This book is written primarily for practicing child psychiatrists, child psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, and pediatricians, although it could also be useful for other mental health professionals. The two authors appear to be highly credible authorities in the field.
Features: Chapters provide an overview of the field, including legal issues and assessment techniques. Also included are fairly comprehensive but succinct chapters on specific psychiatric disorders and common treatment issues in medically ill children, as well as a chapter devoted to psychopharmacological issues. Helpful techniques for interviewing a child in the medical setting are suggested (e.g. draw-a-person test), with figures showing how these techniques are executed. Perhaps most useful about this book are the numerous tables, including outlines of assessment and treatment, DSM criteria, mnemonics, and others.
Assessment: This book is quite useful, serving the functions of both a pocket manual and a more comprehensive text. Given the focused objectives of the book, much of the content could only be covered in a fundamental manner. However, this book would be useful as a quick reference for practitioners of any level.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585626687
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/03/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
425
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Mark L. Wolraich

This book addresses an important area where the mind and the body converge on issues with children. It is a very complete and well organized book that provides a comprehensive approach for mental health clinicians who provide consult liaisons for children who are physically ill on the topic of psychosomatic medicine.

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