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Psychosomatic Medicine : An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry - James J. Amos

Psychosomatic Medicine

An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

By: James J. Amos (Editor), Robert G. Robinson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th May 2010
ISBN: 9780521106658
Number Of Pages: 290

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"Psychosomatic medicine or consultation-liaison psychiatry is the branch of psychiatry that focuses on the mental health issues which accompany, or develop as a result of, other medical disorders. This subdiscipline forms an important part of training in psychiatry. This book provides an ideal first exposure to the inseparable nature of physical and psychological health and illness, and a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of disorders seen on the psychiatric consult service. Organized into a series of bitesized chapters, each focusing on a typical consult question, this handbook provides a practical and portable reference which should set both strategy and tactics for the next generation of consulting psychiatrists. Essential reading for medical students, psychiatry residents and psychosomatic fellows, this manual will provide immediate, in-the-field guidance on the evaluation and management of common consultation requests"--Provided by publisher.

'... an excellent entry-level text for students, postgraduate trainees and many other professionals.' The British Journal of Psychiatry
'... accomplishes the goal of presenting and explaining noteworthy topics in caring for medically and psychiatrically ill patients. ... would benefit clinicians in all specialities.' Doody's
"This is a collaborative effort by psychiatrists to present the relevant and challenging topics of psychosomatic medicine. The book delivers the information in an easy to use format and functions as an excellent guide for those who are charting the waters of consultation-liaison psychiatry....While its ideal audience is made up of those working on the forefront of psychosomatic medicine, this book would benefit clinicians in all specialties." --Doody's Review Service

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of contributorsp. xi
The consultation processp. 1
Assessing capacity in the medically ill: I don't want to!p. 15
The difficult patient encounter: understanding what just happenedp. 22
Psychopharmacology in the medically illp. 32
Suicide risk assessmentp. 51
Assessment and management of the violent patientp. 58
Evaluation and management of deliriump. 64
Management of somatoform disordersp. 73
Managing factitious disorder and malingeringp. 82
Agitation in patients with dementiap. 89
Depression and heart diseasep. 100
Management of post-stroke depressionp. 107
Psychiatric aspects of Parkinson's diseasep. 116
Managing depression in traumatic brain injuryp. 126
Managing psychiatric aspects of seizure disordersp. 134
Distress and depression in cancer carep. 143
Depression in the patient with hepatitis Cp. 153
Psychiatric aspects of AIDSp. 163
Managing depression and renal failurep. 174
Management of psychiatric syndromes due to endocrine and metabolic diseasesp. 184
Management of alcohol withdrawal and other selected substance withdrawal issuesp. 193
Managing depression in pregnancyp. 202
Psychiatric aspects of organ transplantationp. 210
Preoperative psychiatric evaluation for bariatric surgeryp. 216
Psychiatric care at the end of life: hospice and palliative medicinep. 226
Demoralization in the medical settingp. 235
Psychotherapy for the hospitalized medically ill patientp. 242
Children's reactions and consequences of illness and hospitalization and transition of care from pediatric to adult settingsp. 249
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780521106658
ISBN-10: 0521106656
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 27th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.51

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