Practical Guide to the Care of the Psychiatric Patient

3rd Edition

Practical Guide Series


  • Richard Goldberg
    • Print ISBN 9780323036832

    Key Features

    • 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.

    Table of 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. Antidepressant


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