Massachusetts General Hospital Guide To Primary Care Psychiatry / Edition 2

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From the leading psychiatry department in the world, comes the Second Edition of this unique, symptom-oriented approach to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric diseases. Features coverage of all the salient features of psychiatric diseases as well as new emphasis on evidence-based algorithms, psychopharmacologic advances, and the pediatric patient.
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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the second edition of this excellent book covering the essentials of psychiatry for primary care providers. Edited and authored by internationally recognized clinician-researchers, this book is a valuable contribution to medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical reference source specifically intended for the primary care provider in caring for their patients suffering from psychiatric conditions. The editors and authors have succeeded in producing an exceptionally useful book.
Audience: The intended audience is, according to the editors, practicing primary care clinicians. It would be useful for trainees in psychiatry residency programs on the consultation-liaison psychiatry rotation, and consultation-liaison fellows.
Features: The book contains 789 pages divided into nine sections containing 78 chapters, including an index. Topics covered include collaboration between primary care providers and psychiatrists, with interesting chapters on psychotherapy and informed consent. There are useful sections on diagnostic strategies, therapeutic strategies, specific conditions and situations such as the suicidal patient and the grieving patient. There are chapters covering antidepressant side effects, natural medicines, and end of life decisions. The final section covers physician-assistance strategies with chapters on enhancing compliance, breaking bad news, dealing with managed care, and coping with the rigors of medical practice.
Assessment: This is a valuable new guide for primary care providers on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the patients they attend to. I highly recommend it.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071410014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 1.59 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Collaborative Treatment by Primary Care Providers and Psychiatrists 3
Ch. 2 Overview of the Practice of Psychotherapy 13
Ch. 3 Effective Psychiatric Interviewing in Primary Care Medicine 19
Ch. 4 Making a Referral 27
Ch. 5 Approach to Informed Consent 35
Ch. 6 How to Use the DSM-IV-PC 43
Ch. 7 Screening Tests for Detection of Psychiatric Disorders 51
Ch. 8 Use of Neuroimaging Techniques 61
Ch. 9 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 69
Ch. 10 Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies for Specific Disorders 75
Ch. 11 Principles of Stress Management 85
Ch. 12 Personality Disorders I: Approaches to Difficult Patients 97
Ch. 13 Personality Disorders II: Approaches to Specific Behavioral Presentations 105
Ch. 14 The Patient with Depression 111
Ch. 15 The Suicidal Patient 127
Ch. 16 The Anxious Patient 137
Ch. 17 The Patient with Acute Grief 153
Ch. 18 The Patient with Hallucinations and Delusions 157
Ch. 19 The Patient with Obsessions or Compulsions 165
Ch. 20 The Patient with Anorexia or Bulimia 171
Ch. 21 The Patient with Elevated, Expansive, or Irritable Mood 181
Ch. 22 The Patient with Memory Problems or Dementia 197
Ch. 23 The Patient with Neuropsychiatric Dysfunction 213
Ch. 24 The Patient with Seizures 225
Ch. 25 The Patient Following Closed Head Injury 237
Ch. 26 The Patient with Headache 243
Ch. 27 The Patient with Disordered Sleep 251
Ch. 28 The Patient with Dizziness 263
Ch. 29 The Patient with Multiple Physical Complaints 269
Ch. 30 Behavior Problems of Children and Adolescents 279
Ch. 31 The Patient with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 287
Ch. 32 The Patient with Chronic Medical Illness 301
Ch. 33 The Patient with Acute or Chronic Pain 311
Ch. 34 The Patient with Fatigue 329
Ch. 35 The Patient with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 335
Ch. 36 The Patient with Multiple Environmental Allergies/Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance 341
Ch. 37 The Patient with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 349
Ch. 38 The Patient with Cancer 359
Ch. 39 The Patient with HIV Infection 367
Ch. 40 The Patient Undergoing Organ Transplantation 385
Ch. 41 The Patient with Sexual Dysfunction 393
Ch. 42 The Patient with Impotence 405
Ch. 43 The Patient with Infertility 413
Ch. 44 The Patient with Premenstrual Syndrome 421
Ch. 45 The Patient Entering Menopause 429
Ch. 46 The Pregnant Patient 435
Ch. 47 The Patient with Post-partum Mood Disorders 443
Ch. 48 The Obese Patient 451
Ch. 49 The Geriatric Patient 469
Ch. 50 The Patient Requiring Rehabilitation 479
Ch. 51 The Patient Receiving Palliative Care 487
Ch. 52 The Alcoholic Patient 499
Ch. 53 The Cocaine or Opiate-Abusing Patient 513
Ch. 54 The Patient Receiving Steroids 521
Ch. 55 The Patient Receiving Psychotropics 529
Ch. 56 The Patient Following a Traumatic Event 535
Ch. 57 The Patient Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted 545
Ch. 58 Approach to Domestic Violence 553
Ch. 59 The Family in Crisis 559
Ch. 60 The Violent Patient 567
Ch. 61 Civil Commitment and the Patient Refusing Treatment 577
Ch. 62 The Management of Denial 583
Ch. 63 The Patient Seeking Disability Benefits 589
Ch. 64 The Homeless Patient 595
Ch. 65 The Celebrity Patient 603
Ch. 66 Management of Antidepressant-Induced Side Effects 613
Ch. 67 Cardiovascular Side Effects of Psychotropic Agents 629
Ch. 68 Drug-Drug Interactions: The Interface between Psychotropics and Other Agents 653
Ch. 69 Natural Medications in Psychiatry 671
Ch. 70 Treatment Decisions at the End of Life 687
Ch. 71 Encouraging Your Patients to Live Healthier Lives 699
Ch. 72 Smoking Cessation Strategies 705
Ch. 73 Useful Exercise Programs and Strategies for Weight Loss 713
Ch. 74 Enhancing Patient Compliance with Treatment Recommendations 725
Ch. 75 Breaking Bad News 735
Ch. 76 Maintaining Boundaries in the Doctor-Patient Relationship 743
Ch. 77 Dealing with Psychiatric Issues in an Era of Managed/Capitated Care 749
Ch. 78 Coping with the Rigors of Medical Practice 757
Index 765
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