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The Washington Manual Psychiatry Survival Guide

The Washington Manual Psychiatry Survival Guide

by Keith S. Garcia, Keith S Garcia


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Written by Washington University house staff and faculty, this pocket guide is a quick reference for the hospital practice of psychiatric medicine in the inpatient psychiatric, consultation, and emergency settings. Each section addresses the most frequently encountered problems in these clinical settings and offers practical suggestions on how to obtain information, generate reasonable differential diagnoses, discriminate among diagnoses, and document clinical decisions.

The book includes "Style Pointer" sections on patient interview skills and ED Rounds that outline clinical reasoning algorithms in the emergency setting. Class Notes sections explain how to concisely and thoroughly document patient encounters, emphasizing difficult medical-legal situations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781743679
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Series: The Washington Manual® Survival Guide Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 173
Product dimensions: 4.58(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Chairman's Note vii
Series Preface viii
Preface ix
Key to Abbreviations xi
I: So You Want to Be a Psychiatrist . . . 1
1. Keys to Survival 3
2. Approach to the Psychiatric Patient 4
3. Psychiatric Consultation 15
II: Common Psychiatric Diagnoses 23
4. Delirium 25
5. Dementia 31
6. Substance-Related Disorders 40
7. Mood Disorders 62
8. Anxiety Disorders 80
9. Psychotic Disorders 90
10. Somatoform Disorders, Factitious Disorder,
and Malingering 103
11. Personality Disorders 120
III: Difficult Situations 129
12. Suicide Risk Assessment 131
13. The Agitated, Assaultive, or Homicidal Patient 137
14. Seclusion, Restraint, Commitment, Capacity,
and Competency 143
IV: Appendices 149
Appendix A. Formulary 151
Appendix B. Adverse Drug Events and Side Effects 160
Appendix C. Electroconvulsive Therapy 163
Appendix D. Orders and Notes 165
Appendix E. Evaluating Clinical Outcome Studies 167
Appendix F. DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria 169
Appendix G. Standardized Assessment Tools 184
Appendix H. Patient Data Tracking Form 194
Index 197

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