Concise Guide to Psychiatry for Primary Care Practitioners

Author:   Michael F. Gliatto (VA Medical Center) ,  Stanley N. Caroff ,  Robert M. Kaiser (Associate Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University ) ,  Robert Kaiser
Publisher:   American Psychiatric Association Publishing
ISBN:  

9780880483452


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   31 May 1999
Format:   Paperback
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Because of reluctance to acknowledge a behavioral or psychiatric problem or a fear of social stigmatization, many patients with mental illness are likely to seek treatment from primary care practitioners rather than psychiatrists. Especially now with managed care requirements, the primary care practitioner is called upon to competently screen and possibly manage mental illnesses in patients before refering to a psychiatrist. Concise Guide to Psychiatry for Primary Care Practitioners is designed as a quick reference to help primary care practitioners to better understand, diagnose, and initially manage mental illnesses. This easy-to-read manual represents the collaborative efforts of 17 experienced psychiatrists from a variety of specialties. Specifically, it covers: * A practical approach to screening and managing patients with psychiatric disorders* The most recent developments in psychopharmacology and lists recommended dosages for medicationsGeneral guidelines for treatment of many psychiatric disorders* Recommendations on when to refer patients to psychiatrists* Conditions likely to be encountered in the primary care setting including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, cognitive disorders, somatoform disorders, psychotic disorders, sexual disorders, sleep disorders, and eating disorders* Effective strategies in treating patients that can be difficult to manage and provides guidance for primary care physicians in anticipating and preventing both suicide and violence With more than 50 supplemental tables containing helpful summaries of diagnostic criteria, medications, and management techniques, this user-friendly guide is a practical on-the-job reference.

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Author:   Michael F. Gliatto (VA Medical Center) ,  Stanley N. Caroff ,  Robert M. Kaiser (Associate Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University ) ,  Robert Kaiser
Publisher:   American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Imprint:   American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 10.60cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 16.50cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780880483452


ISBN 10:   0880483458
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   31 May 1999
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
The supplier is temporarily out of stock of this item. It will be ordered for you on backorder and shipped when it becomes available.

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The Concise Guide to Psychiatry for Primary Care Practitioners demystifies the complexities of dealing with psychiatric problems in the office setting, presenting important information in a digestible narrative form. Key facts, definitions, and treatment recommendations are presented in clear, concise tables and figures. The book provides easy accessibility to solid, up-to-date information. It is certain to be of significant value to the busy primary care professional. -- Adam S. Wilifofsky, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Family and Community Medicine, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Reading through it was indeed an enjoyable experience. The chapters are lucidly written, and each forms a self-contained whole for its subject of interest. This makes it easy to use the guide as a handy reference for Family Practitioners. I might have moved the chapter on Suicide and Violence toward the beginning, but otherwise the organization follows reasonably the psychiatric disorders in terms of the likelihood of a Family Practitioner encountering them. -- Edward A. Volkman, M.D., Associate Professor & Director, Residency Training, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


<p> The Concise Guide to Psychiatry for Primary Care Practitioners demystifies the complexities of dealing with psychiatric problems in the office setting, presenting important information in a digestible narrative form. Key facts, definitions, and treatment recommendations are presented in clear, concise tables and figures. The book provides easy accessibility to solid, up-to-date information. It is certain to be of significant value to the busy primary care professional. -- Adam S. Wilifofsky, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Family and Community Medicine, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania


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Michael F. Gliatto, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stanley N. Caroff, M.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robert Kaiser, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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