The Fifteen Minute Hour: Practical Therapeutic Interventions in Primary Care / Edition 3

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Overview

A practical, realistic 'how to" manual for effectively incorporating psycho-behavioral interventions into the brief office visit. A contemporary classic, this text combines the best in medicine and psychology to help practitioners treat the emotional components of ordinary medical disorders. The BATHE (Background, Affect, Trouble, Handling, and Empathy) technique, a screen for treatable psychiatric conditions as well as a therapeutic modality, fits easily into a regular patient visit. Case scenarios demonstrate how to use simple questions to elicit information while empowering the patient. Subjects covered include managing stress, handling difficult patients, increasing compliance and promoting both physical and mental health. Amply referenced and evidence based, this new edition provides coverage on the use of narrative therapy, cognitive restructuring, talking with adolescents, collaborative treatment, PTSD, and managing anxiety and depression by combining therapeutic talk with psychotropic medications.
  • A standard in the field for training primary care practitioners in the principles of biopsychosocial medicine.
  • Practical information is offered for the application of therapeutic interventions.
  • An easy-to-use approach is designed to fit into a standard, fifteen minute office visit.
  • The highly-respected authors bring with them over 60 years of combined experience.
  • Listed on the "best sellers list" of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine since its introduction in 1986.
  • All chapters have been updated with new references and new case material.
  • A brand-new chapter on the use of psychotropic medication includes material on herbal products.
  • Important material has been added on treating anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • New charts specify doses and side effects for a range of antidepressants.
  • New material has been added on the use of narrative therapy, a variety of stress management techniques, cognitive restructuring, talking with adolescents, collaborative treatment, empowering patients, focusing on lifestyle changes, and maximizing the potential for achievement.
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Reviewer: Thomas P. Guck, Ph.D.(Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This book, now in its third edition, focuses on interpersonal and behavior change techniques that primary care physicians can use to care more effectively for patients. Previous editions were published in 1986 and 1993.
Purpose: The purpose is to convince primary care physicians that by routinely incorporating therapeutic interventions into primary care practice, many problems can be solved or prevented. The authors have accomplished this worthy objective.
Audience: This book is written for primary care physicians, but medical students, residents, and mental health professionals who work in a medical setting will also find this book valuable. The authors have over 60 years of clinical experience and years of experience teaching their techniques to students and healthcare professionals.
Features: Early chapters provide the theoretical background and rationale, and subsequent chapters focus on putting the knowledge into action. This how-to book aims to help primary care physicians develop new skills. Wonderful clinical examples are provided. This third edition provides a valuable new chapter on pharmacotherapy. The references are excellent and there are two useful appendixes.
Assessment: This book is excellent for all medical students and physicians. It is easy to read with excellent case examples. It is a valuable update of the previous edition and it provides new evidence for the mind-body connection with updated references. The new chapter on pharmacotherapy is well done.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721695938
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/8/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The New Medical Model for the 21st Century: Focusing on the Totality of the Body Mind
2. How Patients React to Stress
3. The Psychotherapeutic Qualifications of the Primary Care Practitioner
4. Principles and Strategies for Therapeutic Interventions
5. Differences in Approach Between Primary Care Practitioners and Psychiatrists
6. Structuring the Therapeutic Intervention
7. Rationale and Techniques for 15 Minute Therapy
8. Agenda for the 15 Minute Counseling Session
9. Role of Pharmacotherapy
10. Therapeutic Interventions for Difficult Patient Situations
11. Practical Therapeutic Interventions for Special Situations, Staff and Practitioner
12. Anticipated Outcomes: Transcending Limitations
Appendix A: A Dozen Good Questions and Three Good Answers for All Seasons
Appendix B: Recommended Books for Patients
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2004

    The Fifteen Minute Hour

    The Fifteen Minute Hour is a best-seller because it understands and validates physicians' experiences and needs, and is therefore an emotionally supportive and healing reading experience for physicians. Books which recognize and explicitly address physician stresses in a supportive, understanding manner, even while exhorting physicians to do more for their patients, are not common. This is a well written and useful guide, which reflects Dr. Stuart's unique experience and perspective. She is one of a relatively small number of psychotherapists who work closely with - and provide emotional support for - primary care physicians, as well as providing care for their patients. Her intimate understanding of the challenges of primary (non-psychiatric) medical care is the basis for her advice, and the reason this book is a perennial best-seller among family physicians. Stuart Green, MSW, MA Director, Behavioral Science Overlook Hospital Summit, NJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2004

    Connecting with patients

    Drs. Stuart and Lieberman have given us the best of what psychology and medicine can offer in pointing out how to provide supportive counseling in the busy medical setting. As a medical educator, I consider this book a contemporary classic. It is for those who want an engaging read with the evidence that supports how to maximize the healing potentisal of the provider-patient conversation!

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