Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine : A Guide to Consultation-liaison Psychiatry
After discussing the mental status examination, the authors examine -Epidemiology, clinical characteristics, differential diagnosis, and treatment and management of various syndromes and disordersADelirium, dementia, depression, mania, anxiety, somatoform and related disorders, and substance-related disorders (alcohol, sedatives/hypnotics/anxiolytics, opiates/narcotics, amphetamines, and cocaine)Aviolence/aggression and suicidality. -Pharmacological issuesAPatients who are medically ill are usually taking one or more medications. Therefore, consultation-liaison psychiatrists must thoroughly understand drug actions, metabolism, and elimination; the cytochrome P450 system; and drug interactions, including the risks for pregnant and breast-feeding women. -Other critical issuesAPain management, personality, ethical and legal, and geriatric psychiatry issues. -Special consultation-liaison topicsAPregnant/postpartum, pediatric, burn, cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, HIV/AIDS, critically ill, and impotent patients, and organ transplant donors and recipients.
The work of consultation-liaison psychiatrists has been proven to reduce mortality, morbidity, length of stay, and hospital costs in general hospital patients and medical-surgical outpatients. To accommodate the shift from inpatient to outpatient settings and to the evolving importance of psychiatric care delivered within specialty and primary care settings, this invaluable reference shows how consultation psychiatrists are the ideal clinicians to provide rapid, focused, and practical diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations. Essentially an expanded fourth edition of the Concise Guide to Consultation Psychiatry, the eminently practical Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry will be welcomed by consultation-liaison and general psychiatrists, primary care physicians, consultation-liaison/psychosomatic fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students. This manual is an outstanding resource for didactics and clinical rotations for those in training or reviewing for board examinations.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 139.7 x 208.3 x 15.2mm | 385.56g
- 14 Apr 2005
- American Psychiatric Association Publishing
- American Psychiatric Press Inc.
- VA, United States
Other books in this series
01 Sep 2017
19 May 2015
About Michael G. Wise
Table of contents