The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness: A Practical Guide for Primary Care…

Paperback | December 7, 2006

byTamara Greenberg

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This book helps the primary care physician navigate the normative and non-normative psychological responses to illness, provides advice on coping and offers guidance on mental health referrals. The concise but comprehensive text emphasizes the basics, including responses to serious and potentially life-threatening illness, normal and maladaptive coping responses in medically ill individuals, and specific aspects of the illness process. Case examples illustrate the concepts discussed. Includes a chapter on psychotropic medications, and another on the special circumstances of non-compliant patients. The book concludes with discussion of family situations and offers recommendations on referring patients to a mental health provider who specializes in treating the medically ill.

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This book helps the primary care physician navigate the normative and non-normative psychological responses to illness, provides advice on coping and offers guidance on mental health referrals. The concise but comprehensive text emphasizes the basics, including responses to serious and potentially life-threatening illness, normal and m...

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Primary care physicians have a unique, long-term relationship with their patients. The nature of this relationship places primary care physicians in the position of managing both the physical and psychological response to serious illness. The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness is specifically designed to help the primary...

Dr. Greenberg, a psychologist, is affiliated with the University of  California, San Francisco. Her experience has involved consulting with physicians regarding the psychological well being of medical patients.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:December 7, 2006Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0387336826

ISBN - 13:9780387336824

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Table of Contents

Medical Illness: Why Consider Emotional Factors?- Doctors and Patients: The Context of Modern Medicine.- Becoming a Patient: Adapting to Illness.- Special Issues in Coping with Chronic Illness.- Pharmacological Interventions.- The Impact of Illness on Family Members.- Trust in Patient/Physician Relationships.- Difficult Medical Patients.- Referring to a Mental Health Professional.