Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry [NOOK Book]

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Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Ned H. Cassem, Michael Jellinek, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, is your ideal source of guidance on consultation-liaison psychiatry! Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital-widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions-provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact...

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Overview

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Ned H. Cassem, Michael Jellinek, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, is your ideal source of guidance on consultation-liaison psychiatry! Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital-widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions-provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact resource reads like a handbook, but delivers all the details you’d expect from a textbook.

  • Understand and manage the psychological impact of chronic medical problems, life-threatening diseases, disfigurement, and more.
  • Effectively manage difficult patients, including those with hypochondriacal and conversion disorders.
  • Find information quickly thanks to an improved chapter organization, and get just the answers you need with concise yet complete coverage appropriate for psychiatrists and generalists alike.
  • Implement the most current, effective pharmaceutical therapies as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (University of Arizona Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is a "revised and substantially expanded" edition of a book on the multitude of issues facing the consultation (recently renamed "psychosomatic") psychiatrist in a hospital-based setting.
Purpose: As the field of psychosomatic psychiatry continues to expand, the complex issues its practitioners face also are growing exponentially. This book was compiled by multiple authors to explore these issues using an evidence-based model as a foundation.
Audience: Though directed at individuals practicing the subspecialty area of psychosomatic psychiatry, it also would be useful for anyone evaluating or treating patients with mental health issues in an acute or short-term medical facility.
Features: With an additional eight chapters of material, as well as updated information in the remaining chapters, this edition covers most of the fundamental concepts one might encounter when managing a consultation service. Chapters range in length from four pages to 26 pages, and most contain numerous charts, figures, tables, and case examples. Every chapter concludes with an extensive list of references.
Assessment: I have limited familiarity with previous editions of this book, but I have examined a number of titles with similar goals, though many of these are more limited in their scope and approach. This book is expansive in its topics, but maintains a readable quality. Particularly useful chapters cover complementary medicine and natural medications, culture and psychiatry, and the so-called "Bum Patients." Stylistically, the font is small (perhaps to keep down the page count) and unappealing in its dull gray tones. However, the book is a valuable reference tool, especially for those interested in a more comprehensive and well-rounded view of the patients and issues one might face as a psychosomatic practitioner.
From the Publisher
"One of the best of its kind to appear to date, this book lives up to its promise to provide a ‘handbook for professionals who work with medical and surgical patients.’ It avoids excessive focus on theory and debate over current diagnostic terminology and derives its impact and effectiveness from very readable practical considerations of patient care in a general hospital setting." - Annals of Internal Medicine, review of a previous edition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455711314
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/25/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 513,823
  • File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

1 Beginnings: Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Psychiatry in the General Hospital 1
2 Approach to Consultation Psychiatry: Assessment Strategies 9
3 Limbic Music 21
4 Functional Neuroanatomy and the Neurologic Examination 29
5 Diagnostic Rating Scales and Laboratory Tests 37
6 Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment 49
7 Coping with Illness and Psychotherapy of the Medically III 61
8 Mood-Disordered Patients 69
9 Suicidal Patients 93
10 Electroconvulsive Therapy in the General Hospital 105
11 Intensive Care Unit Patients 113
12 Delirious Patients 119
13 Demented Patients 135
14 Psychotic Patients 155
15 Anxious Patients 175
16 Alcoholic Patients - Acute and Chronic 203
17 Drug-Addicted Patients 217
18 Psychopharmacologic Issues in the Medical Setting 231
19 Functional Somatic Symptoms and Somatoform Disorders 269
20 Difficult Patients 293
21 Pain Patients 313
22 Legal Aspects of Consultation 349
23 End of Life Issues: Principles of Care and Ethics 365
24 Consultation with Children 389
25 Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents 411
26 Care of the Geriatric Patient 447
27 Patients with Neurologic Conditions I. Seizure Disorders (Including Nonepileptic Seizures), Cerebrovascular Disease, and Traumatic Brain Injury 457
28 Patients with Neurologic Conditions II. Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, and Other Neurologic Conditions 479
29 Aggresive and Impulsive Patients 501
30 Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome 513
31 Patients with Disordered Sleep 531
32 The Psychiatric Management of Patients with Cardiac Disease 547
33 Patients with Cancer and the Evolution of the Role of Psychiatry in Oncology 571
34 The Pregnant Patient 593
35 Patients with Eating Disorders 613
36 Organ Failure and Transplantation 641
37 Patients with HIV Infection and AIDS 671
38 Burn Patients 697
39 Chronic Medical Illness and Rehabilitation 711
40 Genetics and Genetic Disorders 721
41 Culture and Psychiatry 737
42 Behavioral Medicine 749
43 Complementary Medicine and Natural Medications 755
44 Collaborative Care: Psychiatry and Primary Care 763
45 Billing Documentation and Cost-Effectiveness of Consultation 773
46 Medical Psychiatry and Its Future 787
Index 797
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