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Clinician's Guide to Psychiatric Care available in Paperback
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- Oxford University Press, USA
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Psychiatric illnesses are common co-morbidities among patients who are medically ill. Approximately 50% of patients who visit primary care physicians regularly are primarily affected by psychiatric problems. Many primary care physicians (including family physicians and general internists) and other non-psychiatric specialist physicians encounter patients with psychiatric symptoms on a daily basis during their routine practice. Few non-psychiatric physicians, however, feel comfortable managing psychiatric conditions. This pocket-sized guide is designed to provide a concise, practical overview of the management and treatment of common psychiatric disorders, including such conditions as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.
The book will feature an overview of the general practice of Psychiatry, including guidance on mental status examination and diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment, and psychotherapy, as well as a detailed section on psychiatric pharmacotherapies. The remaining chapters of the book are organized by symptom-based presentations of patients to physicians, rather than by diseases or diagnosis, such as 'The Depressed Patient' or 'The Insomniac Patient.' This unique approach is highly practical and reflects real-world physician experience in clinical settings in assessing and managing psychiatric disorders.
Each symptom-based chapter will present a typical patient case followed by an outline of commonly seen symptoms, bedside assessments, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as guidance on when to call for psychiatric consultation. This book will focus on differentials that will help non-psychiatric physicians gain a greater understanding of psychiatric conditions and will provide directions for triage. The uniqueness of psychiatric problems in co-morbid medical conditions will be described, as well as interventional considerations. This book should serve as a very user-friendly and reliable tool for non-psychiatric physicians, especially for primary care physicians and internists for their daily clinical practice.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction/Overview
Chapter 2: When to Call for Psychiatric Help
Chapter 3: Mental Status Examination and Diagnosis
Chapter 4: Overview of Psychopharmacologic Therapies
Chapter 5: Psychiatric Emergency
Chapter 6: Suicide Risk Assessment
Chapter 7: The Patient with Depressive Symptoms
Chapter 8: The Patient with Manic Symptoms
Chapter 9: The Patient with Symptoms of Anxiety
Chapter 10: The Patient with Disordered Use of Substances or Alcohol
Chapter 11: The Patient with Agitated Symptoms
Chapter 12: The Patient with Psychotic Symptoms
Chapter 13: The Patient with Confusion or Memory Problems
Chapter 14: The Patient with Multiple Physical Complaints
Chapter 15: The Patient with Disordered Sleep
Chapter 16: The Patient with Low Weight or Abnormal Eating Behaviors
Chapter 17: The Geriatric Patient
Chapter 18: The "Difficult" Patient
Chapter 19: The Patient with Unusual Presentations
Chapter 20: The Patient who Refuses Care
Chapter 21: Overview of the Practice of Psychotherapy
Chapter 22: Principles of Stress Management
Chapter 23: Neurocognitive and Psychological Assessment