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Overview

Mental health clinicians who lack internal medicine experience or who do not feel comfortable addressing medical conditions in their patients will find Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry an indispensable resource. The first evidence-based medical handbook for psychiatrists in training or practice, the book takes the reader through a series of common medical conditions, offering practical information on diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening conditions, as well as management of less serious health issues. For the second edition, the text has been thoroughly updated and restructured. The book is designed to guide clinicians to focus quickly and effectively on managing medical problems in the psychiatric setting.

The Handbook offers invaluable content and many helpful features: • Coverage of medical emergency management in psychiatric hospitals takes the limitations of the facility into account. For example, the chapters on caring for patients in cardiac arrest or patients in respiratory failure include practical strategies for adapting to the limited resources available in self-standing psychiatric hospitals.• The material on life-threatening adverse reactions to psychotropic drugs is completely up-to-date and thorough and includes guidelines for the recognition, prevention, and management of agranulocytosis, ventricular arrhythmias, pancreatitis, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, serotonin syndrome, hyperglycemic emergencies, and airway obstruction. • Medical deterioration in psychiatric settings is both common and critical, and the book offers cutting-edge knowledge on assessment procedures and instruments for prediction of acute medical deterioration of psychiatric inpatients.• Structured for easy reading and comprehension, the book's topics are grouped into seven parts that address the essential features of clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, stratification of the risk of major complications or death, and the evidence-based approach to management, as applicable in the psychiatric setting.• The numerous tables, figures, and flowcharts effectively illustrate important procedures and protocols.

Completely updated and streamlined, Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry stands alone in its completeness, its rigor, and its understanding of the environmental challenges that face the clinician delivering care to patients with serious medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

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Editorial Reviews

American Journal of psychiatry
The book was easy to read and packed with information. Many of the chapters sent me to the medical dictionary or other texts and were excellent and practical reviews of material that, if I ever learned, I had, in some instances, long forgotten.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: Complied by various authors with expertise in multiple subspecialty areas of medicine, this book attempts to address the widening gap of knowledge between specialists in psychiatry and those in medicine regarding medical complications seen with their combined patients.
Purpose: This book was written to further medical education of psychiatrists regarding evidence-based medical treatments for their patients. While not meant to "replace well-established print and electronic resources of medical knowledge," its goal is to familiarize clinicians with the expanding knowledge base within, the field of medicine.
Audience: Penned mainly for use by psychiatrists and other mental health providers (psychiatric nurse practitioners, etc.), this book might also be useful for residents and medical students, as well as psychologists interested in the interplay between mental and physical health.
Features: Unlike many books of its type, this work is organized using a "modified" version of the "traditional organ-system approach," meaning chapters are grouped using common physical presentations as guides for discussion. For example, chapters include, "Agitation", "Prolonged Q-Tc Interval", and "Neutropenia". There are also some useful, but bland, charts, tables, and diagrams throughout the book.
Assessment: It can be comforting as a psychiatrist to assume the treatment of a patient's medical problems is the responsibility of another medical provider. However, given the ever-increasing complexity of medical and psychiatric conditions and our growing understanding their relationships to one another, attempts to appreciate the melding of these conditions are appropriate and necessary. Overall, the chapters in this text are comprehensive enough, without being overwhelming, and the authors appear to have achieved their goal of deepening the reader's knowledge base without creating further apprehension in these areas. The sections of each chapter titled "Risk Stratification," summarize useful information quickly, and are particularly useful.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585621828
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 633
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Manu, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine; and Director of Medical Services at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Department of Psychiatry, in Glen Oaks, New York.

Corey Karlin-Zysman, M.D., F.H.M., F.A.C.P., is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and Associate Chief in the Division of Hospital Medicine at North Shore-LIJ Department of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Cardiac arrest and airway obstruction
1 Cardiac arrest 3
2 Choking and laryngospasm 11
Pt. II Abnormal vital signs
3 Fever 21
4 Hypertension 33
5 Hypotension and orthostasis 41
6 Tachycardia 49
7 Bradycardia 55
Pt. III Respiratory distress
8 Dyspnea 65
9 Wheezing 75
10 Sleep apnea 87
Pt. IV Pain symptoms
11 Chest pain 97
12 Abdominal pain 105
13 Low back pain 117
14 Pain in extremities 127
Pt. V Neurological symptoms
15 The unresponsive psychiatric patient 137
16 Falls 147
17 Head trauma 153
18 Headache 161
19 Syncope 171
20 Seizures 181
21 Extrapyramidal syndromes related to neurolepties 195
Pt. VI Gastrointestinal abnormalities
22 Dysphagia 211
23 Heartburn 217
24 Nausea and vomiting 223
25 Diarrhea 231
26 Constipation 239
27 Gastroinstestinal bleeding 247
28 Abnormal liver function 257
Pt. VII Signs of common infections
29 Red eye 267
30 Sore throat, earache, and upper respiratory infections 277
31 Dysuria and pyuria 287
32 Cough 291
Pt. VIII Skin and soft tissue abnormalities
33 Dermatological disorders 303
34 Edema 315
Pt. IX Hematological abnormalities
35 Neutropenia 327
36 Thrombocytopenia 341
37 Anemia 347
Pt. X Renal and electrolyte abnormalities
38 Azotemia 355
39 Hematuria 367
40 Hyponatremia 375
41 Hypernatremia and polyuric states 385
42 Hypokalemia 395
43 Hyperkalemia 403
44 Urinary tract obstruction 411
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  • Posted November 29, 2009

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    Peter Manu is a junk scientist

    Manu is a notoriously unscientific "scientist". See his work on "functional somatic syndromes" in which he includes ME (aka CFS) which is a somatic disease and does not have "medically unexplained" symptoms. I wouldn't trust anything he's edited or written.

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