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Practical Guide to the Care of the Psychiatric Patient

Practical Guide Series

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.

Paperback, 608 Pages

Published: March 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03683-2

Contents

  • 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

    2. Psychiatric Interview and Database

    2.1 Psychiatric Interview
    2.2 Psychiatric Database
    2.3 Mental Status Examination (MSE)

    3. Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric Symptoms

    3.1 Medical Causes of Symptoms
    3.2 Diagnostic Testing

    4. Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic Disorders, and Other Cognitive Disorders

    4.1 Delirium
    4.2 Dementia
    4.3 Amnestic Disorders
    4.4 Cognitive Mental Status Examination

    5. Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

    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. Antidepressants

    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

    8.1 Bipolar Disorder
    8.2 Manic, Hypomanic, Mixed, Cyclothymic, and Rapid Cycling Episodes
    8.3 Lithium
    8.4 Valproic Acid
    8.5 Carbamazepine
    8.6 Oxcarbazepine
    8.7 Lamotrigine
    8.8 Atypical Antipsychotics
    8.9 Benzodiazepines
    8.10 Non-Medication Dimensions of Treatment
    8.11 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    9. Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Management

    9.1 Overview and Background
    9.2 Diagnostic Approach to Anxiety Symptoms
    9.3 Panic Disorder
    9.4 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    9.5 Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    9.6 Phobias
    9.7 Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety
    9.8 Acute Stress Disorder
    9.9 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    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

    13. Somatoform Disorders

    13.1 Overview
    13.2 Somatization Disorder
    13.3 Acute Somatized Symptoms
    13.4 Conversion Disorder
    13.5 Pain Disorder
    13.6 Hypochondriasis
    13.7 Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    13.8 Factitious Disorder
    13.9 Malingering
    13.10 Somatoform Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (NOS)

    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

    15. Alcohol and Substance Abuse

    15.1 Alcohol Abuse
    15.2 Alcohol Dependence
    15.3 Alcohol Intoxication
    15.4 Alcoholic Paranoia
    15.5 Pathologic Intoxication
    15.6 Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Alcohol Amnestic Syndrome)
    15.7 Alcoholic Hallusinosis
    15.8 Alcoholic Dementia
    15.9 Hepatic Encephalopathy
    15.10 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    15.11 Alcohol Co-morbidities
    15.12 Alcohol and Sedative Withdrawal
    15.13 Blood Alcohol Level
    15.14 Cocaine (and stimulants including amphetamine) Abuse
    15.15 Hallucinogens
    15.16 Issues in Narcotic Use
    15.17 Psychotropics as Analgesic Augmentors
    15.18 Marijuana Abuse

    16. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    16.1 Overview
    16.2 Indications
    16.3 Contraindications
    16.4 Adverse Effects
    16.5 Drug Interactions
    16.6 Electroconvulsive Therapy Procedure
    16.7 Considerations with Specific Medical Diseases

    17. Personality Disorders

    17.1 Overview
    17.2 Paranoid Personality Disorder
    17.3 Schizoid or Schizotypal Personality Disorder
    17.4 Antisocial Personality Disorder
    17.5 Borderline Personality Disorder
    17.6 Histrionic Personality Disorder
    17.7 Narcissistic Personality Disorder
    17.8 Avoidant Personality Disorder
    17.9 Dependent Personality Disorder
    17.10 Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
    17.11 Depressive Personality Disorder
    17.12 Passive-Aggressive (Negativistic) Personality Disorder

    18. Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Nicotine Dependence

    18.1 Anorexia Nervosa
    18.2 Bullimia Nervosa
    18.3 Obesity
    18.4 Nicotine Dependence

    19. Sexual Disorders

    19.1 Phases of Sexual Function
    19.2 Sexual History
    19.3 Sexual Dysfunction
    19.4 Paraphilias
    19.5 Gender Identity Disorder

    20. The P-450 System: Drug Interactions

    20.1 Definition
    20.2 P-450 System Terminology
    20.3 Genetic Polymorphism
    20.4 Age Effects
    20.5 P-450 Inhibitors
    20.6 P-450 Substrates
    20.7 P-450 Inducers
    20.8 Therapeutic Implications

    21. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    21.1 General Principles
    21.2 Anxiety Disorders
    21.3 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    21.4 Disruptive Behavior Disorders
    21.5 Depressive Disorders
    21.6 Learning Disorders
    21.7 Mental Retardation (MR) and Developmental Disabilities

    22. Formulary

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