Intended as a companion guide to comprehensive textbooks in psychosomatic medicine, this concise volume combines medication updates with "how-to" strategies for the psychiatric treatment of patients with cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, and pulmonary disease; gastrointestinal symptoms; delirium; HIV; hepatitis C; steroid-induced psychiatric syndromes; and organ transplantation. A special feature is the comprehensive chapter on the treatment of psychiatric illness in pregnancy. Each chapter summarizes the literature, emphasizing diagnostic and treatment considerations for patients with psychiatric symptoms and medical illnesses.
Representing the work of 24 contributors, this useful, highly informative volume features Checklists, flowcharts, and worksheets that can be photocopied and brought to the patient's bedside for use during the clinical consultation. These templates help focus the information-gathering process, organize the data, and generate important documentation. Standardized assessment instruments and questionnaires, such as the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test, Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98, and HIV Dementia Scale, which assist in consultation and evaluation. Summaries and charts of differential diagnoses to assist psychiatric consultation to medical patients, including Web addresses to access the latest information on a particular condition or treatment. A study guide in case-question-answer format for selected chapters.
This volume also includes a "how-to" chapter on assessing decisional capacity, complete with a worksheet for gathering information and documenting informed consent. It also features practical reviews of psychotherapeutic issues, such as a primer for what to do when patients ask about spiritual issues. Concluding chapters present short, practical guides on addressing general psychological issues occurring in medical patients.
This proven manual -- already being used to teach residents the core curriculum in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and On-Call Preparedness at Bellevue Hospital in New York City -- will be welcomed by general psychiatrists, consultation-liaison and psychosomatic medicine fellows, residents, and medical students everywhere.
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The easy-to-read handouts on psychiatric illnesses and medications in the third edition of this immensely popular -- and above all, practical -- volume are key to helping patients and families understand their treatments before giving informed consent. This nuts-and-bolts resource is designed to help both beginning and seasoned clinicians get started and stay organized, providing a single source for the many practical forms, abbreviated rating scales and instruments, and information handouts for patients and their families used in daily clinical practice.
With an updated format of three rather than two sections, this invaluable reference has been revised as follows: Physician Forms -- Previous forms have been updated and revised, nonapplicable forms have been deleted, and new forms, such as a Medication Log, Clozapine Prescribing Guidelines and Monitoring Form, and Informed Consent to Treatment with Psychotropic Medications, have been added. Most significantly, long versions of rating scales have been replaced by abbreviated versions (e.g., the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale was replaced with the 4-Item Positive Symptom Rating Scale and Brief Negative Symptom Assessment, and the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale was condensed to a single page), and new rating scales have been added, including the Brief Bipolar Disorder Symptom Scale and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale.
Information about Psychiatric Illnesses for Patients and Families -- These handouts for patients and their families have been aggressively revised to include current information on new medications, with brand-new handouts about Alzheimer's disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and anxiety disorders.
Information about Medications for Patients and Families -- Extensively revised to consolidate the discussion of medications, or a drug class, from a long and short version (from previous editions) to a single version, these medication handouts have been expanded to include information on the second-generation antipsychotics, agents for treatment of ADHD, cognitive enhancers, recently introduced antidepressants, and the new mood stabilizers.
Medical students, psychiatric residents, and busy clinicians treating patients individually or in groups will appreciate the unsurpassed convenience of this indispensable volume, with its complete set of forms and protocols and comprehensive list of illness and medication handouts for patients and families.
Truly the ultimate in practicality, this edition, like the two previous editions, is packaged with easy-to-use, convenient electronic versions (in PDF files) on CD-ROM, enabling practitioners to print these forms as needed.