Psychosomatic Medicine

Paperback | July 3, 2015

EditorKurt Ackerman, Andrea DiMartini

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Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) is a rapidly developing subspecialty of psychiatry focusing on psychiatric care of patients with other medical disorders. PM specialists diagnose and manage psychiatric symptoms in a variety of medical settings, optimize their patients' medical care, and expandunderstanding regarding the role of psychological factors in health and disease. PM practitioners may function as psychiatric consultants in hospital-based wards, primary providers in med-psych units, or collaborative practitioners integrated with inpatient and outpatient medical teams. PMpractitioners strive to stay current with the latest research and practice guidelines in a burgeoning field involving complex interactions and combinations of illnesses. To address these challenges, this book provides practical instruction from PM clinicians, educators and researchers, covering coreclinical concepts routinely used in practice. Psychosomatic Medicine serves as an educational resource covering salient psychosomatic medicine topics for trainees and colleagues in psychiatry and other medical specialties. A history of PM contextualizes the field, and an overview of psychiatric consultation in the general medical settingemphasizes specifics of psychosomatic interviewing, physical examination, and collaboration with primary medical services. The remaining chapters cover the diagnosis and management of conditions commonly encountered by the psychosomatic psychiatrist: assessment and treatment of psychiatric disordersin a medical setting; assessment of decisional capacity; use of psychotropic medication in medically-compromised patients; management of delirium, cognitive and somatoform disorders; psychiatric manifestations of neurologic and other general medical conditions; emergent complications of psychiatricmedication and illicit substance use; and special topics pertinent to PM. Finally, future directions in PM are explored in fascinating detail.

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Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) is a rapidly developing subspecialty of psychiatry focusing on psychiatric care of patients with other medical disorders. PM specialists diagnose and manage psychiatric symptoms in a variety of medical settings, optimize their patients' medical care, and expandunderstanding regarding the role of psychologica...

Kurt Ackerman, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of Adult Mood and Anxiety Services, and Behavioral Health IT, at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. His research has focused ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 7 × 4 × 0.68 inPublished:July 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. History of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry2. Psychiatric Consultation in the Inpatient General Medical SettingPsychiatric Diagnosis and Management in the General Medical Setting3. Mood Disorders and Insomnia in the General Medical Setting4. Anxiety in the General Medical Setting5. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders6. Psychopharmacology in the General Medical Setting7. Management of Agitation in the General Medical Setting8. Strategies to Improve Coping and Manage Maladaptive Behaviors in the General Medical Setting9. Assessment of Decision-Making CapacityPsychiatric Presentations Associated with Neurologic and Other Medical Conditions10. Delirium11. Neurocognitive Disorders in the General Medical Setting12. Psychiatric Presentations Associated with Neurologic Illness13. Psychiatric Presentations Associated with Organ Failure and Systemic IllnessEmergent Complications of Medication and Substance Use14. Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome15. Toxidromes: Toxicology and the Psychiatric Patient16. Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal States in the General Medical SettingSpecial Topics in Psychosomatic Medicine17. Perinatal Psychiatry18. Psycho-Oncology19. Organ Transplant Psychiatry20. Psychiatric Evaluation and Management of Pain21. Psychiatry in Palliative Care22. Future Directions in Psychosomatic Medicine

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"From common symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and agitation to specific disease entities where psychiatric disorders commonly coexist, this book offers the clinician a guide to effective and evidence based management. Psychosomatic Medicine should be on the desk or in the pocketof all clinicians, whether a seasoned practitioner or a resident." --Thomas N. Wise, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD