Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry

by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven T. Herron, MD (Assurance Health and Wellness)
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455711314
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/25/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
752
File size:
9 MB

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