Hoyle Leigh M.D, Jon Streltzer M.D (auth.)'s Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry PDF

By Hoyle Leigh M.D, Jon Streltzer M.D (auth.)

Linking the clinical and mental parts of a patient’s , facilitating communique between sufferers, medical professionals, households, and sanatorium platforms, consultation-liaison paintings has emerged as probably the most difficult of psychiatric talents. The Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry takes a pragmatic biopsychosocial method of aiding readers navigate this complicated terrain.

The authors and their 17 colleagues emphasize the flexibleness CL perform calls for, the staff atmosphere it involves, and the scientific and empathy talents it calls for. Early chapters hint the roots of psychosomatic drugs and consultation-liaison psychiatry, the character of psychiatric analysis, and clarify the medical, academic, administrative, and study features of CL psychiatry, and stroll the reader in the course of the fundamentals of psychiatric session. They talk about universal purposes for psychiatric session and the rapid administration of pressing stipulations comparable to agitation and suicidal habit. From there, chapters characteristic case vignettes, perform directions, and particular details on subject matters as different as postpartum melancholy, withdrawal indicators, and protracted soreness. And according to this real-world orientation, participants determine cultural concerns, examine moral issues, and flag the capability conflicts of curiosity that practitioners needs to realize and stop for winning perform.

Highlights of the coverage:

  • Foundations of the field—origins of CL psychiatry, an evolutionary, gene-environment interactional version of psychiatric affliction, purposes for session, empirical findings on CL psychiatry.
  • A downloadable session Database that instantly generates session reports.
  • Psychiatric conditions—anxiety, melancholy, psychosis, somatoform problems, discomfort, PTSD, substance abuse, delirium and dementia.
  • Medical settings and issues—ICU, palliative care, emergency care, outpatient, moral matters, competency, emergency hold.
  • Special populations—children/adolescents, geriatric sufferers, immune-compromised sufferers, kidney and liver diseased sufferers, pregnant patients.
  • Key techniques—interviewing, psychopharmacology, detoxing, leisure equipment (including hypnosis), and extra.

With this intensity and scope, the guide deals a wealth of insights and ideas to psychiatrists, basic care physicians, psychiatric and first care citizens, clinical scholars, behavioral medication experts, and others who're attracted to coping with emotional points of clinical sufferers, and delivering biopsychosocial care. Its accessibility makes it a very good textual content for complex scholars in well-being psychology and behavioral medication, and a competent reference for execs in comparable healthiness fields.


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41 Depressed Affect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Suicidal Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Suicide Attempt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Management of Suicide Attempt/Ideation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Suspected Psychogenic Physical Symptoms .

3 Intoxication and Withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Immediate Management of Agitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Altered States of Consciousness/Delirium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Psychotic Symptoms: Delusions, Suspiciousness, Hallucinations, and Disturbances with Reality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6 Obtain Collateral Information At the end of the interview, the consultant should obtain permission from the patient to speak to his or her spouse or significant other, family members, and friends to obtain collateral information. If the patient is severely cognitively impaired, or the patient refuses to give permission, the consultant may still speak with the others as long as they are aware that the patient is in the health care facility and as long as the consultant only obtains information and does not divulge information about the patient.

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