Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry

Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry

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Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry

Every practitioner today will welcome the Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry as the first realistic, evidence-based overview of medicine for psychiatrists in training or practice because it is • Written to address the lack of empirical data showing how the type of medical knowledge acquired through traditional psychiatric residency training can be used in the psychiatric setting.• Organized to reflect the realities confronting clinicians working in self-standing inpatient psychiatric settings, where inadequate histories, premature diagnostic closure, and a reluctance to perform physical assessments contribute to underrecognized, misdiagnosed, and suboptimally treated medical disorders in at least half of all psychiatric patients.• Based on the findings of a retrospective analysis of internal medicine evaluations requested for 1,001 patients (501 men and 500 women, ranging from age 8 to 98) admitted in 2002 to a 208-bed urban private psychiatric hospital, which found that most medical consultations requested in a psychiatric hospital were due to a limited group of symptoms, signs, and laboratory abnormalities -- that is potential side effects of psychotropic drugs (falls, hyperglycemia, hypotension, hyponatremia, nausea, constipation, leucopenia), pain symptoms, and respiratory and urinary tract infections.• Structured for easy reading and comprehension, with topics grouped in 14 sections according to a common feature, such as cardiac arrest, abnormal vital signs, pain, signs of common infections, and respiratory distress; 5 chapters that discuss essential features in clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, risk stratification, and assessment and management in the psychiatric setting.• Focused on the ways in which psychiatric disorders and their treatments produce pathophysiologic changes and alter the classic presentation of common and serious conditions.

Intended to augment rather than replace established print and electronic resources of medical knowledge, the meticulously illustrated and referenced Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry offers an invaluable resource for clinicians today as they pursue the complex practice of psychiatry in the 21st century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585621828
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 633
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors. Acknowledgments. Preface. Section I: Cardiac Arrest and Airway Obstruction. Cardiac arrest. Choking and laryngospasm. Section II: Abnormal Vital Signs. Fever. Hypertension. Hypotension and orthostasis. Tachycardia. Bradycardia. Section III: Respiratory Distress. Dyspnea. Wheezing. Sleep apnea. Section IV: Pain Symptoms. Chest pain. Abdominal pain. Low back pain. Pain in extremities. Section V: Neurological Symptoms. The unresponsive psychiatric patient. Falls. Head trauma. Headache. Syncope. Seizures. Extrapyramidal syndromes related to neuroleptics. Section VI: Gastrointestinal Abnormalities. Dysphagia. Heartburn. Nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea. Constipation. Gastrointestinal bleeding. Abnormal liver function. Section VII: Signs of Common Infections. Red eye. Sore throat, earache, and upper respiratory infections. Dysuria and pyuria. Cough. Section VIII: Skin and Soft Tissue Abnormalities. Dermatological disorders. Edema. Section IX: Hematological Abnormalities. Neutropenia. Thrombocytopenia. Anemia. Section X: Renal and Electrolyte Abnormalities. Azotemia. Hematuria. Hyponatremia. Hypernatremia and polyuric states. Hypokalemia. Hyperkalemia. Urinary tract obstruction. Section XI: Endocrine and Metabolic Abnormalities. Diabetes mellitus. Hyperlipidemia. Thyroid abnormalities. Hypercalcemia. Obesity. Section XII: Electrocardiographic Abnormalities. ST segment and T wave abnormalities. Arrhythmias. Prolonged Q-Tc interval. Section XIII: Acute Changes in Mental Status. Agitation. Delirium. Section XIV: The Approach to the Patient With Multiple Medical Problems. Risk assessment prior to electroconvulsive therapy. Patients with multiple problems. Index.

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