A Therapist's Guide to Understanding Common Medical Problems: Addressing a Client's Mental and Physical Health

A Therapist's Guide to Understanding Common Medical Problems: Addressing a Client's Mental and Physical Health

by Andrew Kolbasovsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393705358

ISBN-13: 9780393705355

Pub. Date: 03/31/2008

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Everything mental health clinicians need to know about the medical conditions of their patients. People seeking therapy for mental health issues often also have medical problems such as diabetes, AIDS, asthma, or heart conditions. As a therapist, should you ignore the medical conditions that your clients may have, and simply stick to what you’re trained in,

Overview

Everything mental health clinicians need to know about the medical conditions of their patients. People seeking therapy for mental health issues often also have medical problems such as diabetes, AIDS, asthma, or heart conditions. As a therapist, should you ignore the medical conditions that your clients may have, and simply stick to what you’re trained in, healing the mind and not focusing on medical or bodily issues? Or, should you inquire about any medical issues during intake and give them full attention? As a non-medically trained practitioner, how much should you really be expected to know about these issues? These answers and more can be found in this book. Geared specifically to nonmedically trained mental health professionals, it gives practitioners a better understanding of exactly how physical health issues play out in the context of mental health issues, equipping clinicians with the information necessary to more effectively create and manage a comprehensive psychotherapeutic treatment regimen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393705355
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Series:
Norton Professional Bks.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Quick-Reference Table     ix
Introduction: Integrating Medical and Behavioral Care     1
Diabetes     13
Myocardial Infarction     51
Congestive Heart Failure     71
Stroke     95
Asthma     115
Breast Cancer     139
Prostate Cancer     165
Thyroid Disease     189
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease     205
Hepatitis     221
HIV/AIDS     239
Future Directions     267
References     273
Index     353

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