Handbook of Primary Care Psychology

Handbook of Primary Care Psychology

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This handbook is designed to be a toolbox of quickly accessible clinical resources for the psychologist working in primary care settings. The Handbook will help codify the newly established role of the primary care psychologist by providing clinicians with background knowledge of the primary care system, orienting frameworks for practice, overviews of clinical conditions that are: (1) common in the primary care environment (e.g. diabetes, low back pain, sleep disorders); (2) likely to be referred to the primary care psychologist (e.g. depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief); and, (3) treatable with well established psychological interventions (e.g. smoking, obesity, heart disease). This will be an invaluable resource to any mental health professional working as part of a health care team, as well as to researchers and students in a variety of settings.show more

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  • Hardback | 639 pages
  • 180.3 x 259.1 x 58.4mm | 1,360.79g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 line illustrations
  • 0195149394
  • 9780195149395

Table of contents

PART 1: THE DISCIPLINE OF PRIMARY CARE PSYCHOLOGY; 1. Primary care, psychology and primary care psychology; 2. Establishing and maintaining a psychological practice in primary health care; 3. Psychological assessment in primary care settings; 4. Models of integrated care in primary care settings; PART 2: THE PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL SPECIALTIES; 5. Family medicine; 6. Internal medicine; 7. Paediatrics; 8. Obstetrics-Gynaecology; PART 3: PERSPECTIVES AND ISSUES; 9. Developmental Perspectives; 10. Interpersonal and family systems perspectives; 11. Cultural perspectives; 12. The nature and psychology of suffering; 13. Hope and hopelessness; 14. Health behaviour change and the problem of "non-compliance"; 15. Mindful practice for clinicians and patients; PART 4: CLINICAL CONDITIONS; 16. Alcohol and other substance use disorders; 17. Anxiety disorders; 18. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults; 19. Back pain; 20. Cancer; 21. Dementia and late life depression; 22. Depression and mood disorders; 23. Diabetes; 24. Domestic violence; 25. Eating disorders; 26. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome; 27. Grief and end-of-life issues; 28. Coronary heart disease and essential hypertension; 29. Infertility; 30. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other functional gastrointestinal disorders; 31. Menopause; 32. Obesity: Assessment and treatment; 33. Personality disorders: Old dilemmas and new tools for the primary care psychologist; 34. Rape, sexual assault and PTSD: Strategies for the primary care psychologist; 35. Sexual disorders affecting men; 36. Sexual disorders affecting women; 37. Sleep disorders; 38. Smoking cessation treatment; 39. Somatoform disorders; 40. Stress; 41. Work stress and health; Appendix A: Psychotropic medications in primary care; Appendix B: Could the symptoms be caused by the patient's medication? A guide to assessmentshow more

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