Primary Care Medicine for Psychiatrists: A Practitioner's Guide

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Directly addressing the specific needs of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, this pioneering book is a first response guide to medical, surgical, neurological, and special psychiatric problems that may be encountered in clinical practice. The text features both the expert contributions of medical specialists and the guidance of board-certified psychiatrists. Quick and practical, it may be searched either by specific diseases or symptoms. Internal medicine, neurology, chronic pain, surgery, ...

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Overview

Directly addressing the specific needs of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, this pioneering book is a first response guide to medical, surgical, neurological, and special psychiatric problems that may be encountered in clinical practice. The text features both the expert contributions of medical specialists and the guidance of board-certified psychiatrists. Quick and practical, it may be searched either by specific diseases or symptoms. Internal medicine, neurology, chronic pain, surgery, pediatrics, and preventive health care are all addressed.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeffrey S. Ross
This handbook reviews primary care medicine and its overlap with psychiatry. The purpose of the book, as stated in the preface, is to provide a quick and practical first reference for the mental health clinician who may be faced with medical problems in the psychiatric patient. In this era of managed care and consolidation of resources, the trend toward psychiatrists providing basic medical treatment for nonpsychiatric disorders is increasing. In addition, the ongoing ""medicalization"" of psychiatry, with the rapidly expanding field of complex psychopharmacology, introduces the possibility of drug-induced medical complications that require specific knowledge and attention. This book can be an invaluable first resource. The book is targeted toward mental health practitioners who have a medical background and who need a practical, pocket-sized reference of primary care medicine. It is edited by academically-affiliated primary care subspecialists who do a superb job of concisely reviewing the diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions. The book consists primarily of text, well-outlined and logically organized into chapters on each organ system or medical specialty, and further divided by disease or condition, and includes diagnosis and treatment. In a reference handbook of such enormous breadth, the topics are understandably covered in the briefest manner possible without sacrificing currency or practicality. There are occasional tables that highlight complicated disorders or treatments, and photographs to illustrate many of the dermatologic conditions. The table of contents and index are complete and quite useful. The ""on call"" chapter is especially helpful to thepsychiatry resident asked to emergently evaluate a medical complaint. This is a unique and valuable pocket reference that should be considered virtually essential for the psychiatry resident or other medically-trained mental health practitioner who encounters frequent medical complaints in psychiatric care. It is especially timely as psychiatry flows into the arena of primary care medicine. Purchase of this book is highly recommended.
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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Ross, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This handbook reviews primary care medicine and its overlap with psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose of the book, as stated in the preface, is to provide a quick and practical first reference for the mental health clinician who may be faced with medical problems in the psychiatric patient. In this era of managed care and consolidation of resources, the trend toward psychiatrists providing basic medical treatment for nonpsychiatric disorders is increasing. In addition, the ongoing "medicalization" of psychiatry, with the rapidly expanding field of complex psychopharmacology, introduces the possibility of drug-induced medical complications that require specific knowledge and attention. This book can be an invaluable first resource.
Audience: The book is targeted toward mental health practitioners who have a medical background and who need a practical, pocket-sized reference of primary care medicine. It is edited by academically-affiliated primary care subspecialists who do a superb job of concisely reviewing the diagnosis and treatment of common medical conditions.
Features: The book consists primarily of text, well-outlined and logically organized into chapters on each organ system or medical specialty, and further divided by disease or condition, and includes diagnosis and treatment. In a reference handbook of such enormous breadth, the topics are understandably covered in the briefest manner possible without sacrificing currency or practicality. There are occasional tables that highlight complicated disorders or treatments, and photographs to illustrate many of the dermatologic conditions. The table of contents and index are complete and quite useful. The "on call" chapter is especially helpful to the psychiatry resident asked to emergently evaluate a medical complaint.
Assessment: This is a unique and valuable pocket reference that should be considered virtually essential for the psychiatry resident or other medically-trained mental health practitioner who encounters frequent medical complaints in psychiatric care. It is especially timely as psychiatry flows into the arena of primary care medicine. Purchase of this book is highly recommended.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461376859
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Internal Medicine: Endocrinology; S.J. Yeung, J.R. Hubbard. Cardiology; M. Fuller, J.R. Hubbard. Hematology and Oncology; R. Jain, D.D. Short. Infectious Disease; C.J. Schleupner. Gastroenterology and Hepatology; C.M. Yoshida, J.R. Hubbard. Pulmonology; M. Fuller, J.R. Hubbard. Rheumatology; J. Pendleton, D.D. Short. Dermatology; C.R. Martins, J.R. Hubbard. Nephrology; D. Robinson, J.R. Hubbard. Psychiatric Aspects of Neurology; B. Price, A. Bar-Or. Alcohol and Other Substances of Abuse; J.R. Hubbard, et al. Chornic Pain; E.A. Workman, J.R. Hubbard. Surgical Problems; J. Savas, J.R. Hubbard. Pediatrics; B. Kauffman, D.D. Short. Preventive Health Care; B. Felker. Emergency Psychiatry; R. Albanese, J.R. Hubbard. 'On-Call'; B. Felker, J.R. Hubbard. Index.

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