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This fourth book in the Saint-Frances Guide Series is intended for third- and fourth-year medical students rotating through psychiatry as well as nurse practitioner and physician assistant students and beginning level residents. This easy-to-use pocket reference guide focuses on approaches to the patient. There is an outline review of these approaches as follows: each topic begins with an introduction, followed by discussions of diagnosis and treatment, with inclusion of important mnemonics and hot keys.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This excellent primer for psychiatry provides short, easy-to-follow chapters most young students and residents will find invaluable.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the most important and relevant psychiatric information in a concise and easily understandable format. The information is organized around the fundamental issues of psychiatry and builds upon these fundamentals to include the disorders students and residents are expected to master. The author's objectives are undoubtedly met.
Audience: Intended mainly for psychiatric residents and medical students, this book will undoubtedly serve the needs of mental health professionals such as psychologists, nurses, and psychiatric social workers. The authors are knowledgeable and insightful, and this book is a testament to their collaborative work.
Features: All of the major psychiatric disorders and related topics are appropriately described in an orderly, quick reference format for busy clinicians. Each chapter outlines each disorder with an introduction, clinical manifestations, causes, instructions on how to approach the patient, treatment, and follow-up, and referral. The hot keys identify and call attention to the important key characteristics of each disorder. The index is exceptionally practical and adds to the ease of use. The authors provide a book that is welcoming to young clinicians.
Assessment: This exceedingly handy reference tool will provide medical students and psychiatric residents with quick evaluative techniques and guidelines for inpatient and outpatient psychiatry. It is affordably priced and highly recommended for young clinicians as a reference and primer for psychiatry.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683306613
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Saint-Frances Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
1 DSM-IV 1
2 The Psychiatric Interview 4
3 The Mental Status Examination 9
4 Psychiatric Treatment 15
5 Psychological Assessment 21
Pt. II Emergency Psychiatry
6 Assessment in the Emergency Department 25
7 Suicide 31
8 Generating a Disposition in the Emergency Setting 35
Pt. III Psychotic Disorders
9 Overview of Psychosis 39
10 Schizophrenia 44
11 Antipsychotic Medications 50
Pt. IV Substance Abuse
12 Alcohol Abuse and Dependence 57
13 Opioid Abuse and Dependence 65
14 Other Drugs of Abuse 71
Pt. V Mood Disorders
15 Depressive Disorders 77
16 Antidepressant Medications 83
17 Bipolar Disorders 86
Pt. VI Anxiety Disorders
18 Panic and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 93
19 Phobias 99
20 Acute and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 102
21 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 107
Pt. VII Dissociative Disorders
22 Dissociative Disorders 113
Pt. VIII Personality Disorders
23 Personality Disorders 119
Pt. IX Consultation-Liaison Issues
24 Capacity Assessment 129
25 Delirium 132
26 Death and Grief 136
27 Unexplained Somatic Symptoms and Somatoform Disorders 139
28 Psychiatric Aspects of HIV Disease 144
29 Psychiatric Disorders During Pregnancy and Postpartum 149
Pt. X Eating Disorders
30 Anorexia Nervosa 153
31 Bulimia Nervosa 160
Pt. XI Sleep and its Disorders
32 Normal Sleep 165
33 Sleep Disorders 170
34 Insomnia 177
Pt. XII Sexuality and Gender Identity
35 Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction 185
36 Paraphilias 191
37 Gender Identity Disorders 194
Pt. XIII Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
38 Development 197
39 Developmental Disorders 203
40 Anxiety and Tic Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence 208
41 Mood and Psychotic Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence 216
42 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorders 223
43 Reactive Attachment Disorder 230
44 Elimination Disorders 233
Pt. XIV Geriatric Psychiatry
45 Normal Aging and Assessment of the Older Adult 240
46 Depression in Older Adults 243
47 Dementia 248
App.: DSM-IV Classification 253
Index 265
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