Clinicians Guide to Psychiatric Care

Paperback | February 4, 2009

byRanga Krishnan, Jane Gagliardi, Wei Jiang

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Psychiatric illnesses are common co-morbidities among patients who are medically ill. Approximately 50% of patients who visit primary care physicians regularly are primarily affected by psychiatric problems. Many primary care physicians (including family physicians and general internists) andother non-psychiatric specialist physicians encounter patients with psychiatric symptoms on a daily basis during their routine practice. Few non-psychiatric physicians, however, feel comfortable managing psychiatric conditions. This pocket-sized guide is designed to provide a concise, practicaloverview of the management and treatment of common psychiatric disorders, including such conditions as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. The book will feature an overview of the general practice of Psychiatry, including guidance on mental status examination and diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment, and psychotherapy, as well as a detailed section on psychiatric pharmacotherapies. The remaining chapters of the book are organizedby symptom-based presentations of patients to physicians, rather than by diseases or diagnosis, such as 'The Depressed Patient' or 'The Insomniac Patient.' This unique approach is highly practical and reflects real-world physician experience in clinical settings in assessing and managingpsychiatric disorders. Each symptom-based chapter will present a typical patient case followed by an outline of commonly seen symptoms, bedside assessments, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as guidance on when to call for psychiatric consultation. This book will focus on differentialsthat will help non-psychiatric physicians gain a greater understanding of psychiatric conditions and will provide directions for triage. The uniqueness of psychiatric problems in co-morbid medical conditions will be described, as well as interventional considerations. This book should serve as avery user-friendly and reliable tool for non-psychiatric physicians, especially for primary care physicians and internists for their daily clinical practice.

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Psychiatric illnesses are common co-morbidities among patients who are medically ill. Approximately 50% of patients who visit primary care physicians regularly are primarily affected by psychiatric problems. Many primary care physicians (including family physicians and general internists) andother non-psychiatric specialist physicians ...

K. Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB, is Chairman in the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Jane P. Gagliardi, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 4.69 × 7.6 × 0.71 inPublished:February 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019536595X

ISBN - 13:9780195365955

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Table of Contents

1. Jane P. Gagliardi and Wei Jiang: Introduction/Overview2. Wei Jiang and Jane P. Gagliardi: When to Call for Psychiatric Help3. Eric J. Cristopher: Mental Status Examination and Diagnosis4. Jane P. Gagliardi: Overview of Psychopharmacologic Therapies5. Y. Pritham Raj: Psychiatric Emergency6. Eric J. Cristopher: Suicide Risk Assessment7. Y. Pritham Raj: The Patient with Depressive Symptons8. Yeshesvini Raman: The Patient with Manic Symptons9. Eric J. Cristopher: The Patient with Symptons of Anxiety10. Glen L. Xiong: The Patient with Disordered Use of Substances or Alcohol11. Wei Jiang and Jane P. Gagliardi: The Patient with Agitated Symptons12. Glen L. Xiong: The Patient with Psychotic Symptons13. Sarah K. Rivelli: The Patient with Confusion or Memory Problems14. Gregory Lunceford: The Patient with Multiple Physical Complaints15. Xavier Preud'homm: The Patient with Disoredered Sleep16. Wei Jiang: The Patient with Low Weight or Abnormal Eating Behaviors17. Sarah K. Rivelli and Jane P. Gagliardi: The Geriatric Patient18. Yeshesvini Raman: The "Difficult" Patient19. Jane P. Gagliardi and Wei Jiang: The Patient with Unusual Presentations20. Sarah K. Rivelli: The Patient Who Refuses Care21. Moria J. Smoski and Thomas R. Lynch: Overview of the Practice of Psychotherapy22. Jon Seskevich: Principles of Stress Management23. Guy G. Potter: Neurocognitive and Psychological Assessment17.