Management of the Addicted Patient in Primary Care

Management of the Addicted Patient in Primary Care

by Heidi A. Pomm, Raymond M. Pomm


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This book enables the physician to exhibit greater knowledge of all aspects of substance addiction and equips the reader to better manage these types of patients in the office setting. The introductory section gives background and rationale for acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills. The majority of the book focuses on providing insight and developing practical skills that can be readily implemented in an office-based setting. It contains case presentations, and provides a crucial understanding of why and when to refer. The final portion of the book offers clinical "pearls" that further aid the reader in treating this difficult patient population.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780387359618
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 08/06/2007
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Authors are leading authorities on the topic. Have published extensively on the topic in the medical literature.

Table of Contents

Spectrum of addiction.- The addicted patient.- Clinical assessment.- Pharmacologic office-based interventions.- Nonpharmacologic office-based interventions: cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.- Case presentations and algorithms for management.- Appendix 1: into action: putting cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing into practice.- Appendix 2: sample informed consent and medication management and treatment agreements

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