Care of the Psychiatric Patient

ISBN-10: 032303683X

ISBN-13: 9780323036832

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Richard J. Goldberg

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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 Alzheimers disease and anxiety 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.
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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: 0.990

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
Amnestic Disorders
Cognitive Mental Status Examination
Alzheimers Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
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
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)
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
Valproic Acid
Atypical Antipsychotics
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
Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety
Acute Stress Disorder
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Treatment of Anxiety: Antianxiety Medications and Behavioral Therapies
Comparison of Benzodiazepines and Azapirones
Antidepressants for Anxiety
Other Sedative-Hypnotics
Cognitive-Behavoiral Therapies (CBT)
Sleep Problems and the Use of Hypnotics
Evaluation of Sleep Problems
Sleep Disorders Related to Another Mental Disorder
Sleep Disorders Associated with Medications
Hypnotic Drugs
Psychotic Symptoms, Schizophrenia, and Antipsychotic Agents
Identification of Psychotic Symptoms
Differential Diagnosis of Psychotic Symptoms
Antipsychotic Agents Used for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Alternatives to Antipsychotics for Psychotic
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