Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

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Laboratory medicine is a complex and changing field, and for the busy clinician, it is difficult to maintain an adequate working knowledge of current concepts and practices in this area -- although this information is essential to excellent patient care. If you as a psychiatrist or behavioral health clinician have found yourself wondering what tests need to be performed before a new medication is initiated, what monitoring is required, or what an out-of-range laboratory value means in the behavioral medicine population, then this book is for you. If you need to remember how to diagnose SIADH or antiphospholipid syndrome or pellagra, or any other behavioral health condition diagnosed wholly or partly by lab testing, then this book is for you. Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is the only current book of its kind on the market and the only place where psychiatrists and behavioral health clinicians can find content that is directly related to their work. The author's extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry informs not only the choice of tests, but also the rationale for their use. Among other notable features, the book:  Includes information on 168 different laboratory tests and 124 diseases and conditions Includes a section on laboratory tests pertinent to psychotropic drug initiation and monitoring Includes an appendix with useful algorithms such as "Ten Rules for a Normal ECG" and "Medical Evaluation for ECT." Provides information on what patients can expect and how to prepare for specific lab tests (e.g., the need to fast or to refrain from certain drugs or foods) so that clinicians can inform patients fully in advance of testing Covers current standards of care in monitoring metabolic syndrome and other adverse effects and complications that can arise in psychiatric and behavioral medicine patients Pays careful attention to ease of access, with standard formatting for each section, and with extensive indexing Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is an indispensible compendium of valuable information on laboratory tests and diseases, and is a reference that clinicians will find themselves consulting frequently.show more

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  • Paperback | 725 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 43.18mm | 1,496.85g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 2 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585623830
  • 9781585623839
  • 507,793

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"This is the single most complete reference on laboratory tests and their role in psychiatry. It is easy to use, very concise, and complete in its entirety. Psychiatrists needs this book, as the assumption is often made that patients are "medically cleared" by the time they are working with psychiatrists, which leads to some complacency on the psychiatrists' part regarding important further laboratory tests. Further, research shows the unacceptably low rates of screening and monitoring for patients taking various psychotropic medications. Some areas of improvement for this book would include adding sections on pediatrics. I would also recommend separating neuroimaging tests and cardiac tests into their own sections instead of including them in the general laboratory tests section."-- "Aaron Plattner. M.D., Doody Enterprises, Inc.", "March 2012"show more

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Laboratory medicine is a complex and changing field, and it is difficult for the busy clinician to stay up to date in this area -- although an adequate working knowledge of the current concepts and practices is essential to excellent patient care. Now, the publication of Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science marks an important advance, placing this key information at your fingertips. This is the only current book of its kind on the market, and the only laboratory reference to which psychiatrists and behavioral health clinicians can turn to find content that is directly related to their work. The book includes an encyclopedic list of laboratory tests and of diseases and conditions, each of which is described in a standard, easy-to-read format. The book also contains useful algorithms such as "Ten Rules for a Normal ECG" and "Medical Evaluation for ECT" as well as standards for laboratory testing related to psychotropic drug use. The author's extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry informs not only the choice of tests, but also the rationale for their use. This book will be useful to medical students, residents, fellows, and even experienced clinicians, several of whom have already called the book "indispensable" to their daily practice.show more

About Sandra A. Jacobson

Sandra A. Jacobson, M.D., is a Senior Scientist at Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, Arizona. In the past, she worked in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry and Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School and New England Medical Center in Boston, as Director of the EEG Laboratory at Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and in Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI. She is board certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry, with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, and (formerly) Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG and EMG).show more

Table of contents

IntroductionChapter 1. Laboratory TestsChapter 2. Diseases and ConditionsChapter 3. Psychotropic Medications: Laboratory Screening and MonitoringAppendix A. Therapeutic and Toxic Drug Levels at a GlanceAppendix B. Additional Information on NeuroimagingAppendix C. Additional Information on Cardiac-Related TestsReferencesIndexshow more

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