Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill
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Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill : A Clinical Guide for Psychiatrists

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Patients with mental and substance use disorders have shown higher rates of morbidity and mortality from medical illnesses than the general population, and physicians are also increasingly aware of adverse effects of psychiatric medications on metabolic and cardiovascular health. In light of these problems, this book addresses an important unmet need of patients with mental disorders -- namely, the lack of integration of general medical care with psychiatric care and the related problem of barriers to collaboration and communication among health care providers. Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill is the first book to provide a current review of the relationships among psychiatric illnesses, metabolic abnormalities, and treatment, focusing on how clinicians can tailor care to those doubly-afflicted patients. The book integrates research findings into practical clinical guidelines that spell out what psychiatrists need to know when their patients with mental illness suffer from -- or are at risk of developing -- obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or the metabolic syndrome. The contributors address those risks that need to be considered in the overall context of treatment, background risks of medical illnesses associated with specific psychiatric disorders themselves, and the means of applying these data to treatment recommendations, monitoring, and clinical practice. Among the specific topics addressed are:  Potential effects of psychotropics on appetite, body weight, and metabolic parameters in obese patients, and the potential effects of anti-obesity agents on psychotic, manic, and depressive syndromes Increased risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals with psychotic and mood disorders due to neurobiological changes and behavioral effects associated with these disorders Greater risk for cardiovascular disease among the mentally ill, stressing the importance of mental health providers understanding cardiovascular risk classification and modification strategies An association between dysregulation of glucose and lipid metabolism and the related risk of type 2 diabetes during treatment with any of the eight second-generation antipsychotics currently available in the United States Guidance in choice of medications and appropriate monitoring strategies for hyperlipidemia, along with recognition of which antipsychotics pose the greatest risk and an understanding of the common dyslipidemia patterns seen with their use Chapters include key clinical concepts, quick-reference tables, and extensive references, and a final chapter provides an assessment tool for evaluating patients' metabolic risk. Together, the chapters in this book constitute an authoritative clinical guide that enables psychiatrists to better integrate the treatment of patients' mental disorders with their metabolic conditions.show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 15.2mm | 294.84g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • 37 Tables, unspecified; 15 Line drawings, unspecified; 1 Halftones, black and white
  • 1585622419
  • 9781585622412

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"This book is a long overdue text addressing the complicated relationships between psychiatric and metabolic disorders. Its scope is comprehensive yet succinct. This multi-authored text was written by leaders on the interface of psychiatric and metabolic disorders along with junior members in the field. This volume offers excellent guidance on assessing, monitoring, and reducing the risks of metabolic abnormalities when prescribing second generation antipsychotic medications that will be invaluable to practicing psychiatrists."-- "E. Baron Short, MD, Journal of Psychiatric Practice ", "Fall 2009"show more

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This book addresses an important unmet need of patients suffering from both mental disorders and medical illness -- namely, the lack of integration of general medical care with psychiatric care and the related problem of barriers to collaboration and communication among health care providers. Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill is the first book to provide a current review of the relationships among psychiatric illnesses, metabolic abnormalities, and treatment, focusing on how clinicians can tailor care to those doubly-afflicted patients. The book integrates research findings into practical clinical guidelines that spell out what psychiatrists need to know when their patients with mental illness suffer from -- or are at risk of developing -- obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or the metabolic syndrome. The contributors addresses such issues as the potential effects of psychotropics on appetite, body weight, and metabolic parameters in obese patients; the increased risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals with psychotic and mood disorders; and the importance of mental health providers understanding cardiovascular risk classification and modification strategies. Chapters include key clinical concepts, quick-reference tables, and extensive references, and a final chapter provides an assessment tool for use in evaluating patients' metabolic risk.show more

About Richard A. Bermudes

Richard A. Bermudes, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.Paul E. Keck Jr., M.D., is President and CEO of the Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE and Lindner Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.Susan L. McElroy, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Psychopharmacology Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsPrefaceChapter 1. Diabetes: An OverviewChapter 2. The Metabolic SyndromeChapter 3. Severe Mental Illness and ObesityChapter 4. Severe Mental Illness and Diabetes MellitusChapter 5. Cardiovascular DiseaseChapter 6. Antipsychotic-Associated Weight Gain: A Synthesis and Clinical RecommendationsChapter 7. Glucose Metabolism: Effects of Atypical AntipsychoticsChapter 8. Serum Lipids: Effects of AntipsychoticsChapter 9. Metabolic Risk Assessment, Monitoring, and Interventions: Translating What We Have Learned Into PracticeIndexshow more