This popular reference provides quick access to essential guidance on psychiatric patient care - all in the user-friendly format of the Practical Guide series. From delirium and depression...to Alzheimer's disease and anxiety disorders...it equips you to thoroughly understand and effectively address the needs of psychiatric patients in the clinical setting.
Perform a complete psychiatric assessment of patients.
Access step-by-step guidelines on differential diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Review the latest medical therapeutics specific to the psychiatric patient.
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1. Role of Psychiatric Factors in Medical Practice
1.1 Prevalence of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders 1.2 Utilization of Psychiatric Services 1.3 Functional and Economic Impact of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders 1.4 Prevalence of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders in Medical Practice 1.5 Psychiatric Problems in Primary Care 1.6 Impact of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems on Medical Costs 1.7 Cost-Benefit Issues Involving Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 1.8 Strategic Questions for Assessing Integration of Medical and Psychiatric Services
5.1 Overview 5.2 Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease 5.3 Medications to Treat Agitation and Psychosis in Alzheimer's Disease 5.4 Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease 5.5 Anxiety in Alzheimer's Disease (Occurs in 5% to 35%) 5.6 Depression in Alzheimer's Disease 5.7 Some Common Medical Issues in Alzheimer's Disease Patients 5.8 OBRA Regulations 5.9 Resources
6. Depression: Identification and Diagnosis
6.1 General Issues of Identification 6.2 Strategy for Evaluation of Depression 6.3 Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition 6.4 Major Depressive Disorder (Major Depression) 6.5 Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood 6.6 Dysthymic Disorder 6.7 Mixed Anxiety-Depression 6.8 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) 6.9 Minor Depression (Subthreshold Depression)
7.1 Overview 7.2 Specific Issues in Using Antidepressants 7.3 Tricyclic Antidepressants 7.4 Second Generation Antidepressants 7.5 Uncommon (But Important) Medical Complication of the SSRIs and SNRIs 7.6 Stimulants as Antidepressants 7.7 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
8. Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder and Mood Stabilizing Drugs
10. Treatment of Anxiety: Antianxiety Medications and Behavioral Therapies
10.1 Benzodiazepines 10.2 Azapirones 10.3 Comparison of Benzodiazepines and Azapirones 10.4 Antidepressants for Anxiety 10.5 Other Sedative-Hypnotics 10.6 Cognitive-Behavoiral Therapies (CBT)
11. Sleep Problems and the Use of Hypnotics
11.1 Overview 11.2 Evaluation of Sleep Problems 11.3 Hypersomnia 11.4 Insomnia 11.5 Sleep Disorders Related to Another Mental Disorder 11.6 Sleep Disorders Associated with Medications 11.7 Parasomnias 11.8 Hypnotic Drugs
12. Psychotic Symptoms, Schizophrenia, and Antipsychotic Agents
12.1 Identification of Psychotic Symptoms 12.2 Differential Diagnosis of Psychotic Symptoms 12.3 Schizophrenia 12.4 Antipsychotic Agents Used for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders 12.5 Alternatives to Antipsychotics for Psychotic Symptoms of Schizophrenia 12.6 Non-Pharmacological Aspects of Treating Schizophrenia
14. Behavioral Emergencies: Agitation, Suicide, Violence, and Forensic Issues
14.1 Behavioral Emergencies 14.2 Suicide Evaluation 14.3 Evaluation of the Violent or Homicidal Patient 14.4 Use of Physical Restraints 14.5 Commitment Under Mental Health Statutes 14.6 Competence Evaluations
By Richard J. Goldberg, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Department of Medicine, Brown University Medical School; Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
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"This is a useful tool for the clinical care of adult psychiatric patients. It can serve as a handbook in the clinical setting and residents or mental health workers on call can use this as a resource during their clinical duty hours. The book offers clear and concise clinically relevant tables." Adriana M. Cortes, MD(Rush University Medical Center). Doody Enterprises