The Care of the Psychiatric Patient

The Care of the Psychiatric Patient

by Richard J. Goldberg MD, MS


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This practical guide presents fundamental, concise, current information on the most common psychiatric disorders and includes behavioral psychotherapy. Using a practical outline format and with an interior layout designed for quick access, content is readily available and retrievable. Based on the DSM-IV, new disorders chapters discuss sexual disorders and child psychiatric disorders, which are becoming more prevalent. A comprehensive index denotes tables and figures separately.

* Includes assessment content which provides knowledge of assessment procedures that is fundamental to successful diagnosis and treatment. * Thorough disorders coverage that offers a solid base of need-to-know psychiatric information with diagnostic features and treatment options. * Showcases an accessible outline format with numerous boxes and tables, and a spiral binding for quick access to important information. * Incorporates the most current accepted psychiatric diagnoses, based on the DSM-IV. * New chapters on sexual disorders, child and adolescent psychiatric disorders, the P-450 enzyme system and a new formulary chapter. * Features wider margins, thumb tabs and key phone number charts for quick retrieval of information. * Provides a comprehensive index with many more entries and tables and figures that are denoted separately.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815178927
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Series: Practical Guide Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 477
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 7.36(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

1. The Role of Psychiatric Factors in Medical Practice 2. The Psychiatric Interview and Data Base 3. Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric Symptoms 4. Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, and Other Cognitive Disorders 5. Depression: Identification and Diagnosis 6. Antidepressants 7. Bipolar (Manic Depressive) Disorder and Mood Stabilizing Drugs 8. Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Management 9. Treatment of Anxiety: Antianxiety Medications and Behavioral Therapies 10. Sleep Disorders and Use of Hypnotics 11. Psychotic Symptoms, Schizophrenia, and Neuroleptics 12. Somatoform Disorders 13. Behavioral Emergencies: Agitation, Suicide, Violence, and Forensic Issues 14. Alcohol and Substance Abuse 15. Electroconvulsive Therapy 16. Personality Disorders 17. Behavioral Problems in Alzheimer's Disease: Psychopharmacological Management 18. Eating Disorders and Nicotine Dependence 19. Sexual Disorders (NEW) 20. The P-450 System: Drug Interactions (NEW) 21. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders (NEW) 22. Formulary (NEW)

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