Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry / Edition 2

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The Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine, both educates psychiatrists and mental health professionals practicing in hospital settings about the relationship between physiological processes and psychological and behavioral factors and arms them with the evidence they need to inform hospital administrators about the value of the services they render. Specifically, this new edition: • Expands the first edition's content to encompass more than two dozen topics most commonly encountered by residents and staff psychiatrists. • Provides concise information on psychiatric conditions — such as delirium, depression, and dementia — that can interfere with medical care if not addressed. • Offers a revised format of bulleted lists that maximizes accessibility of critical information so that clinicians can readily locate the required material.• Emphasizes the core competencies adopted for the subspecialty of psychosomatic medicine (recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 2003) to provide a benchmark for skill development across training programs and academic departments.• Reflects the way care is most often delivered — by a multidisciplinary team providing evidence-based, individualized treatment focused on either the clinical condition (e.g., obesity) or the treatment setting (e.g., primary care). This emphasis on integrated care contextualizes the information presented in a useful, real-world manner.

Authoritative, practical, and user-friendly, the Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine is an outstanding resource that equips the clinician with current, concise, relevant data and counsel to guide decision making and optimize care of medical and surgical patients with psychiatric comorbidities.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steve Paschos, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is the second edition of a thorough clinical review of consultation-liaison psychiatry. The original was published in 1987.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a rich but practical and concise review of resources in a manual form of consultation-liaison psychiatry for the time-constrained busy clinician.
Audience: This book is written for internists, family physicians, psychiatry residents, and psychiatric consultants.
Features: The 28 detailed, thorough chapters are divided into four sections covering general considerations, syndromes, treatments, and unique issues in psychosomatic settings. A table reference section prior to the preface enables busy clinicians to easily find a specific table when using the manual on rounds or on the go. Each chapter is addresses epidemiology, clinical features, associated features, differential diagnosis, clinical course and prognosis, and treatment and management. Bulleted and numbered lists help make the material accessible and easy to reference.
Assessment: This is an excellent update of a thorough clinical review of psychosomatic medicine as related to consultation-liaison psychiatry. The excellent tables make the content easily accessible on the go. The pages are printed on paper conducive to making notes in the margins, and the book is sized so it can be carried on rounds or in the pocket of a white lab coat. It is appropriately priced and an excellent purchase for psychiatry residents, psychiatric consultants, or internal medicine/family physicians.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623938
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/10/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 564
  • Sales rank: 881,261
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kemuel L. Philbrick, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, and Consultant in Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

James R. Rundell, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pamela J. Netzel, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota.

James L. Levenson, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery; Chair of the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry for Clinical Services at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: General Considerations. Effective psychiatric consultation. Medicolegal issues. Mental status and cognitive examination. Personality and response to illness. Suicidality. Part II: Syndromes. Anxiety. Delirium. Dementia. Eating disorders. Mood disorders. Sleep disorders. Somatoform and related disorders. Substance-related disorders. Part III: Treatments. Biological treatments. Psychosocial management. Part IV: Unique Issues in Psychosomatic Medicine Settings. Bariatric surgery. Cardiology. Dermatology. Disaster and terrorism casualties. Endocrinology. Fatigue and fibromyalgia. Gastroenterology. HIV and AIDS. Obstetrics. Oncology. Pulmonary disease. Rehabilitation medicine. Transplantation. Index.

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