Six Psychiatric Cases for Non-Psychiatrists : Clinical Vignettes from the Front Lines
Both medical students and graduate physicians may encounter patients with psychiatric disorders in non-psychiatric settings of general or specialty medical practice. The six vignettes presented in this book demonstrate such encounters respectively for patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and psychopathy. For instructional purposes the medical practitioners in the vignettes make multiple errors and miss vital pieces of information, allowing the student-readers to feel comfortably superior, as well as allowing instructors to make useful teaching points. The vignette format serves as a non-threatening manner in which to present major mental illnesses as they may be encountered in real world settings.
- Paperback | 66 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 3.81mm | 226.8g
- 19 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Thomas G Gutheil MD
Dr. Gutheil is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the author of over 300 publications in the national and international professional literature. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gutheil has been associated with the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, for almost half a century. He has been teaching medical students since 1968. The present book grew out of that teaching and the many helpful comments and suggestions that those students made.