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Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine : A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

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The Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine, both educates psychiatrists and mental health professionals practicing in hospital settings about the relationship between physiological processes and psychological and behavioral factors and arms them with the evidence they need to inform hospital administrators about the value of the services they render. Specifically, this new edition:  Expands the first edition's content to encompass more than two dozen topics most commonly encountered by residents and staff psychiatrists.  Provides concise information on psychiatric conditions -- such as delirium, depression, and dementia -- that can interfere with medical care if not addressed.  Offers a revised format of bulleted lists that maximizes accessibility of critical information so that clinicians can readily locate the required material. Emphasizes the core competencies adopted for the subspecialty of psychosomatic medicine (recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 2003) to provide a benchmark for skill development across training programs and academic departments. Reflects the way care is most often delivered -- by a multidisciplinary team providing evidence-based, individualized treatment focused on either the clinical condition (e.g., obesity) or the treatment setting (e.g., primary care). This emphasis on integrated care contextualizes the information presented in a useful, real-world manner. Authoritative, practical, and user-friendly, the Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine is an outstanding resource that equips the clinician with current, concise, relevant data and counsel to guide decision making and optimize care of medical and surgical patients with psychiatric comorbidities.show more

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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 748.42g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 3 Line drawings, unspecified; 29 Tables, unspecified
  • 1585623938
  • 9781585623938
  • 269,476

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As many as 60% of general hospital inpatients have diagnosable psychiatric disorders that can interfere with the efficacy of the treatment they receive for their primary complaints. Disorders such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive dysfunction have been shown to result in longer hospital stays and the greater costs that accompany them, while there is compelling evidence that the availability of psychiatric consultation reduces mortality, morbidity, and length of stay. Despite these clear advantages in terms of patient care and cost reduction, psychosomatic medicine clinicians continue to face the daunting challenges of limited reimbursement and segregated physical and mental health service delivery. The second edition of the Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry provides practicing psychiatrists and psychiatry residents, as well as internists and family medicine physicians, with the tools they need to navigate this difficult treatment terrain. Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive, yet concise, volume addresses topics ranging from conducting a mental status exam, to making a differential diagnosis, to treating a plethora of diseases and conditions. Its emphasis on focused diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations will be welcomed by practitioners seeking to provide optimal treatment for patients within an often-demanding managed care environment.show more

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"Although several recent efforts have produced excellent textbooks in psychosomatic medicine. However, none of these has been useful as a handy and accessible guide for day-to-day management of medical patients with psychiatric presentations. Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry now fills this void. A pocket-sized volume, easily carried on the medical wards, yet packed full of useful clinical information on diagnosis, etiology and management. This manual is well referenced, which is valuable for both teaching and consultation. This volume will be a winner with residents, fellows, and clinical faculty."-- "David Gitlin, M.D., Director, Division of Medical Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA"show more

About Kemuel L. Philbrick

Kemuel L. Philbrick, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, and Consultant in Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.James R. Rundell, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota.Pamela J. Netzel, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota.James L. Levenson, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery; Chair of the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry for Clinical Services at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.show more

Table of contents

PrefacePART I: General ConsiderationsChapter 1. Effective Psychiatric ConsultationChapter 2. Medicolegal IssuesChapter 3. Mental Status and Cognitive ExaminationChapter 4. Personality and Response to IllnessChapter 5. SuicidalityPART II: SyndromesChapter 6. AnxietyChapter 7. DeliriumChapter 8. DementiaChapter 9. Eating DisordersChapter 10. Mood DisordersChapter 11. Sleep DisordersChapter 12. Somatoform and Related DisordersChapter 13. Substance-Related DisordersPART III: TreatmentsChapter 14. Biological TreatmentsChapter 15. Psychosocial ManagementPART IV: Unique Issues in Psychosomatic Medicine SettingsChapter 16. Bariatric SurgeryChapter 17. CardiologyChapter 18. DermatologyChapter 19. Disaster and Terrorism CasualtiesChapter 20. EndocrinologyChapter 21. Fatigue and FibromyalgiaChapter 22. GastroenterologyChapter 23. HIV and AIDSChapter 24. ObstetricsChapter 25. OncologyChapter 26. Pulmonary DiseaseChapter 27. Rehabilitation MedicineChapter 28. TransplantationIndexshow more

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