Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine

Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine

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This condensed version of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine focuses on psychiatric care for medically ill patients. Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine presents that portion of the larger work devoted to specific disorders, enabling the practitioner to assist patients with comorbid psychiatric and general medical illnesses complicating each other's management. Each chapter covers epidemiology, psychological factors affecting specific diseases, the effects those diseases have on mental health, diagnostic issues, and treatment, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, psychiatric side effects of drugs for medical conditions, and drug interactions relevant to the diseases covered.More succinct than the Textbook while offering broader coverage than most other books on psychiatric care of medical patients, Essentials first guides users through general principles in evaluation and management and then offers, in concise form, all 18 specialty chapters from the Textbook, updated for this edition. All of the medical specialties are covered, including the internal medicine subspecialties, neurology, surgery, ob-gyn, organ transplantation, pediatrics, dermatology, physical medicine, and pain management. Each chapter ends with multiple-choice questions for self-assessment. Among the range of issues taken up are  Depression as a major factor affecting medical outcomes in coronary artery disease, diabetes, and other diseases. Neuropsychiatric presentations of endocrine, rheumatologic, and infectious diseases. Controversies surrounding functional disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychiatric complications of medical treatments like chemotherapy, implanted defibrillators, and immunosuppression. Psychological factors affecting medical compliance and surgical results. Special considerations in using psychiatric drugs in the medically ill. Today's psychiatrists are increasingly called upon to help diagnose, understand, and manage a wide array of conditions in order to address the needs of both the patient and the medical-surgical team. Concise yet comprehensive, Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine stands at the interface of psychiatry and medicine to help them better meet those needs.show more

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  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.5 x 33mm | 1,020.59g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 33 Tables, unspecified; 1 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 158562246X
  • 9781585622467
  • 2,429,611

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The book is an easy-to-use reference for disease-management across many different medical conditions. It can be one of the best sources to use for studying for the board certification exam as long as the parent textbook is also consulted. It is a superb reference for busy clinicians, residents, and fellows on busy hospital consultation services. * The American journal of psychiatry * Each chapter truly meets the expectation of the biopsychosocial model of the psychosomatic pioneer Engel in that each covers epidemiology, diagnosis ( including differential considerations), psychosocial factors influencing clinical presentation, and treatment encompassing both the psychological and pharmacological. * American Journal of Psychiatry *show more

About James L. Levenson

James L. Levenson, M.D., is Chair of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, in Richmond, Virginia.show more

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This condensed version of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine shows the importance of psychiatric intervention in comprehensive medical care in prevention, relief of suffering, and improved medical outcomes. Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine contains that portion of the larger work's content devoted to comprehensive coverage of specific disorders. Contributions cover epidemiology, psychological factors affecting specific diseases, those diseases' effects on mental health, diagnostic issues, and treatment, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, psychiatric side effects of drugs for medical conditions, and drug interactions relevant to the diseases covered. Essentials first guides users through general principles in evaluation and management and then offers concise versions of all 18 specialty chapters from the Textbook, updated for this edition. All of the medical specialties are covered, including the internal medicine subspecialties, neurology, surgery, ob-gyn, organ transplantation, pediatrics, dermatology, physical medicine and pain management. Each chapter ends with multiple-choice questions for self-assessment. Concise yet comprehensive, Essentials of Psychosomatic Medicine can help the consultant better diagnose, understand, and manage a wide array of conditions in order to address the needs of both the patient and the medical-surgical team.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsPrefaceChapter 1. Psychiatric Assessment and ConsultationChapter 2. Heart DiseaseChapter 3. Lung DiseaseChapter 4. Gastrointestinal DisordersChapter 5. Renal DiseaseChapter 6. Endocrine DisordersChapter 7. OncologyChapter 8. RheumatologyChapter 9. Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia SyndromesChapter 10. Infectious DiseasesChapter 11. HIV/AIDSChapter 12. DermatologyChapter 13. SurgeryChapter 14. Organ TransplantationChapter 15. Neurology and NeurosurgeryChapter 16. Obstetrics and GynecologyChapter 17. PediatricsChapter 18. Physical Medicine and RehabilitationChapter 19. PainAppendix: Answer Guide to Self-Assessment QuestionsIndexshow more

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