Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry

7th Edition - August 9, 2017

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  • Authors: Theodore Stern, Oliver Freudenreich, Felicia Smith, Gregory Fricchione, Jerrold Rosenbaum
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323496438
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323484114

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For generations of practitioners, the Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry has been and is the "gold standard" guide to consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. The fully updated 7th Edition, by Drs. Theodore A. Stern, Oliver Freudenreich, Felicia A. Smith, Gregory L. Fricchione, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, provides an authoritative, easy-to-understand review of the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of psychiatric problems experienced by adults and children with medical and surgical conditions.

Key Features

Covers the psychological impact of chronic medical problems and life-threatening diseases, somatic symptom disorders, organ donors and recipients, pain, substance abuse, and polypharmacy, including a thorough review of drug actions and interactions, metabolism, and elimination.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Beginnings: Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Psychiatry in the General Hospital
    2. Approach to Psychiatric Consultations in the General Hospital
    3. The Doctor–Patient Relationship
    4. The Psychiatric Interview
    5. Functional Neuroanatomy and the Neurologic Examination
    6. Limbic Music – The Band Plays On
    7. Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment
    8. Diagnostic Rating Scales and Laboratory Tests
    9. Depressed Patients
    10. Delirious Patients
    11. Patients with Neurocognitive Disorders
    12. Psychotic Patients
    13. Anxious Patients
    14. Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder
    15. Patients with Substance Use Disorders
    16. “Psychosomatic Conditions”: Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders, Functional Somatic Syndromes, and Deception Syndromes
    17. Patients with an Eating Disorder
    18. Pain Patients
    19. Patients with Seizure Disorders
    20. Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury
    21. Patients with abnormal movements
    22. Patients with Infectious or Inflammatory Neuropsychiatric Impairment
    23. Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome
    24. Patients with Disordered Sleep
    25. Sexual Disorders or Sexual Dysfunction
    26. The Psychiatric Management of Patients with Cardiac Disease
    27. Patients with Renal Disease
    28. Patients with Gastrointestinal Disease
    29. Organ Failure and Transplantation
    30. Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    31. Patients with Cancer
    32. Burn Patients
    33. Chronic Medical Illness and Rehabilitation
    34. Intensive Care Unit Patients
    35. Patients with Genetic Syndromes
    36. Coping with Illness and Psychotherapy of the Medically Ill
    37. Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurotherapeutics
    38. Psychopharmacology in the Medical Setting
    39. Psychopharmacological Management of Children and Adolescents
    40. Mind-Body Medicine
    41. Chronic Disease and Unhealthy Habits: Behavioral Management
    42. Complementary Medicine and Natural Medications
    43. Difficult Patients
    44. Care of the Suicidal Patient
    45. Emergency Psychiatry
    46. Care at the End of Life
    47. Pediatric Consultation
    48. Care of the Geriatric Patient
    49. Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
    50. Culture and Psychiatry
    51. Legal Aspects of Consultation
    52. Approaches to Collaborative Care and Behavioral Health Integration
    53. Physician Well-Being and Coping with the Rigors of Psychiatric Practice
    54. Management of a Psychiatric Consultation Service

Product details

  • No. of pages: 752
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 9, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323496438
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323484114

About the Authors

Theodore Stern

Dr. Stern is the Chief of The Avery D. Weisman, M.D. Psychiatry Consultation Service (a service that performs more than 3,500 new psychiatric consultations each year on medical and surgical floors) and Director of the Office of Clinical Careers at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the first endowed Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at HMS. Dr. Stern has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as 17 books. He has lectured across the nation on medical psychiatry and directed numerous postgraduate courses. Dr. Stern is a Past-President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) and is a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the APM. An ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics and serves on the editorial boards of seven peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has worked with the National Board of Medical Examiners (on panels for standard-setting, item-modeling, and item-writing). On three occasions he has won the coveted “Best Teacher Award” from the graduating residents at the MGH/McLean Hospital Psychiatric Residency Training Program, and he has received the Thomas P. Hackett Award from the APM (its highest honor).

Affiliations and Expertise

Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114

Oliver Freudenreich

Felicia Smith

Dr. Smith was previously a co-editor on this title and has been selected again by Dr. Stern to collaborate on the revision. She is a graduate of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Following graduation, she remained on staff and, in 2008, was named director of the Acute Psychiatry Service at MGH. It was in this role that she grew her strong interest in medical education, as it allowed her to help guide psychiatric residents, psychology interns and medical students. She previously held the role of program director for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Chief of Psychiatry for MGH Division of Psychiatry & Medicine; Chief, Avery D. Weisman MD, Psychiatry Consultation Service Director, MGH ID Psychiatry; Harvard Medical School, Dept of Psychiatry; 55 Fruit Street; Boston, MA 02114

Gregory Fricchione

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Jerrold Rosenbaum

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital Chair, Executive Committee on Research Massachusetts General Hospital Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School Boston, MA

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