Sergio V. Delgado, Jeffrey R. Strawn's Difficult Psychiatric Consultations: An Integrated Approach PDF

By Sergio V. Delgado, Jeffrey R. Strawn

The fields of psychiatry and baby psychiatry are weighted down by means of quite a few and intricate relational, medicolegal, and moral dilemmas. This functional and clinically proper booklet makes an attempt to convey readability to advanced medical shows during the integration of psychodynamic, family members platforms, medicolegal, and moral views. It acknowledges that the intimate and sometimes tough paintings with such advanced instances calls for session with multidimensional specialists to handle psychodynamic, kin, moral, and healing matters. within the method, the writer goals to foster the relaxation and ability in facing those circumstances that's necessary to the private progress of the psychiatrist. it truly is additional expected that the publication will help in constructing top perform criteria for overview and intervention in circumstances of this nature.

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Her mother returns a “hmmm” disapproving look. ” Contemporary theorists believe that the central problem of patients with personality disorders is their difficulty with the ability to mentalize (Allen et al. 2008). This process involves the ability to interpret behavior as meaningful and as based on the mental states and psychological makeup of both the self and others, such as desires, needs, beliefs, reasons, and feelings. Some have said this is akin to “holding mind in mind” (Allen et al. 2008).

Through the “interpretation” of transference, the individual’s previously unconscious conflicts and maladaptive experiences are brought to consciousness, resulting in the patient developing insight and improving symptomatically. Currently, an understanding of transference is helpful for the psychiatric consultant in assessing the back-and-forth interactions between patients and treatment-team members during difficult psychiatric consultations. Countertransference Vignette: Countertransference A 40-year-old man hospitalized with asthma responds in an angry manner to his physician at the need to take maintenance medication for his condition.

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