Manual of Psychiatric Care for the Medically Ill / Edition 1

Manual of Psychiatric Care for the Medically Ill / Edition 1

by Antoinette Ambrosino Wyszynski, Bernard Wyszynski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585621188

ISBN-13: 9781585621187

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Manual of Psychiatric Care for the Medically Ill delivers a practical approach to accurate psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in the medical-surgical setting. The editors have updated the literature reviews of their widely used 1996 American Psychiatric Publishing publication A Case Approach to Medical-Psychiatric Practice and have added easy-to-use summaries, Web

Overview

Manual of Psychiatric Care for the Medically Ill delivers a practical approach to accurate psychiatric diagnosis and treatment in the medical-surgical setting. The editors have updated the literature reviews of their widely used 1996 American Psychiatric Publishing publication A Case Approach to Medical-Psychiatric Practice and have added easy-to-use summaries, Web resources, checklists, flowcharts, and worksheets-all designed to facilitate and teach the process of psychiatric consultation. The appended study guide makes this book even more valuable as an educational tool.

Intended as a companion guide to comprehensive textbooks in psychosomatic medicine, this concise volume combines medication updates with "how-to" strategies for the psychiatric treatment of patients with cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, and pulmonary disease; gastrointestinal symptoms; delirium; HIV; hepatitis C; steroid-induced psychiatric syndromes; and organ transplantation. A special feature is the comprehensive chapter on the treatment of psychiatric illness in pregnancy. Each chapter summarizes the literature, emphasizing diagnostic and treatment considerations for patients with psychiatric symptoms and medical illnesses.

Representing the work of 24 contributors, this useful, highly informative volume features • Checklists, flowcharts, and worksheets that can be photocopied and brought to the patient's bedside for use during the clinical consultation. These templates help focus the information-gathering process, organize the data, and generate important documentation.• Standardized assessment instruments and questionnaires, such as the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test, Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98, and HIV Dementia Scale, which assist in consultation and evaluation.• Summaries and charts of differential diagnoses to assist psychiatric consultation to medical patients, including Web addresses to access the latest information on a particular condition or treatment.• A study guide in case-question-answer format for selected chapters.

This volume also includes a "how-to" chapter on assessing decisional capacity, complete with a worksheet for gathering information and documenting informed consent. It also features practical reviews of psychotherapeutic issues, such as a primer for what to do when patients ask about spiritual issues. Concluding chapters present short, practical guides on addressing general psychological issues occurring in medical patients.

This proven manual -- already being used to teach residents the core curriculum in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and On-Call Preparedness at Bellevue Hospital in New York City -- will be welcomed by general psychiatrists, consultation-liaison and psychosomatic medicine fellows, residents, and medical students everywhere.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585621187
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgments. Dedication. The delirious patient. The patient with hepatic disease, alcohol dependence, and altered mental status. The patient with cardiovascular disease. The patient with kidney disease. The patient with pulmonary disease. The patient with GI symptoms and psychiatric distress. The obstetrics patient. The patient using steroids. The HIV-infected patient. The patient with hepatitis C. A primer on solid organ transplant psychiatry. Assessing decisional capacity and informed consent in medical patients: a short, practical guide. Psychological issues in medical patients: autonomy, fatalism, and adaptation to illness. When patients ask about the spiritual: a primer. The seriously ill patient: physician factors in the doctor-patient relationship: a short, practical guide. Epilogue: the physician as comforter. Appendix 1: American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for Assessing the Delirious Patient. Appendix 2: Worksheet for Organizing Medical Chart Information: The Initial Psychiatric Consultation. Appendix 3: Decision Tree for Psychiatric Differential Diagnosis of Medically Ill Patients. Appendix 4: "Vindictive MADS": Differential Diagnosis of Mental Status Changes. Appendix 5: Treating Dementia-Related Behavioral Problems in the Medical Setting. Appendix 6: A Guide to Herbal Supplements in the Medical Setting. Appendix 7: Worksheet for Diagnosing and Comparing Serotonin Syndrome and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Appendix 8: Delirium Rating Scale -- Revised--98. Appendix 9: The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) Instrument. Appendix 10: Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale (MDAS). Appendix 11: Risk Factors for Torsades de Pointes. Appendix 12: Guidelines for Adult Psychotropic Dosing in Renal Failure. Appendix 13: Commonly Used Drugs With Sedative-Hypnotic Properties. Appendix 14: Electroconvulsive Therapy in Medical Illness: Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association. Appendix 15: Diagnosing Depression in the Medically Ill. Appendix 16: Screening Worksheet for Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. Appendix 17: Neuropsychiatric Effects of Electrolyte and Acid-Base Imbalance. Appendix 18: Worksheet for Monitoring Patients Receiving Atypical Antipsychotics. Appendix 19: Case Vignettes and Study Guide. Index.

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