Care of the Psychiatric Patient

ISBN-10: 032303683X
ISBN-13: 9780323036832
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: 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 Alzheimers disease and anxiety disorders...it equips you  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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 Alzheimers 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. Find the information you need more easily with the help of a new two-color design.

Role of Psychiatric Factors in Medical Practice
Prevalence of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
Utilization of Psychiatric Services
Functional and Economic Impact of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
Prevalence of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders in Medical Practice
Psychiatric Problems in Primary Care
Impact of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems on Medical Costs
Cost-Benefit Issues Involving Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Strategic Questions for Assessing Integration of Medical and Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric Interview and Database
Psychiatric Interview
Psychiatric Database
Mental Status Examination (MSE)
Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric Symptoms
Medical Causes of Symptoms
Diagnostic Testing
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic Disorders, and Other Cognitive Disorders
Delirium
Dementia
Amnestic Disorders
Cognitive Mental Status Examination
Alzheimers Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Overview
Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimers Disease
Medications to Treat Agitation and Psychosis in Alzheimers Disease
Cognitive Symptoms of Alzheimers Disease
Anxiety in Alzheimers Disease (Occurs in 5% to 35%)
Depression in Alzheimers Disease
Some Common Medical Issues in Alzheimers Disease Patients
OBRA Regulations
Resources
Depression: Identification and Diagnosis
General Issues of Identification
Strategy for Evaluation of Depression
Mood Disorder Due to a General Medical Condition
Major Depressive Disorder (Major Depression)
Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood
Dysthymic Disorder
Mixed Anxiety-Depression
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Minor Depression (Subthreshold Depression)
Antidepressants
Overview
Specific Issues in Using Antidepressants
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Second Generation Antidepressants
Uncommon (But Important) Medical Complication of the SSRIs and SNRIs
Stimulants as Antidepressants
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Bipolar (Manic-Depressive) Disorder and Mood Stabilizing Drugs
Bipolar Disorder
Manic, Hypomanic, Mixed, Cyclothymic, and Rapid Cycling Episodes
Lithium
Valproic Acid
Carbamazepine
Oxcarbazepine
Lamotrigine
Atypical Antipsychotics
Benzodiazepines
Non-Medication Dimensions of Treatment
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Management
Overview and Background
Diagnostic Approach to Anxiety Symptoms
Panic Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Phobias
Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety
Acute Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Treatment of Anxiety: Antianxiety Medications and Behavioral Therapies
Benzodiazepines
Azapirones
Comparison of Benzodiazepines and Azapirones
Antidepressants for Anxiety
Other Sedative-Hypnotics
Cognitive-Behavoiral Therapies (CBT)
Sleep Problems and the Use of Hypnotics
Overview
Evaluation of Sleep Problems
Hypersomnia
Insomnia
Sleep Disorders Related to Another Mental Disorder
Sleep Disorders Associated with Medications
Parasomnias
Hypnotic Drugs
Psychotic Symptoms, Schizophrenia, and Antipsychotic Agents
Identification of Psychotic Symptoms
Differential Diagnosis of Psychotic Symptoms
Schizophrenia
Antipsychotic Agents Used for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Alternatives to Antipsychotics for Psychotic

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