Description : Allan Tasman, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, has teamed up with Wanda Mohr, Professor, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, to produce a user-friendly textbook for Psychiatry Residents. Drawing on material from the acclaimed Psychiatry 3e, this book features high quality material, selected on a need-to-know basis, with an emphasis on uniformity, evenness, and accessibility, all within a multi-disciplinary framework. Highly suitable for course development and as augmented reading assignments Accessible to readers from junior to senior Residents; a good primer on which to focus initially, with pointers to further reading Informed by an integrative perspective and a multi-disciplinary approach Features sound clinical advice throughout, illustrated with case vignettes The sort of book a trainee can dip into easily to access clear knowledge, when one needs relevant information quickly
Description : First published in 1992, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning outlines an approach that quickly became the definitive standard for writing treatment plans. Developed by clinical psychiatrist James A. Kennedy, this practical, intuitive method organizes psychiatric problems into seven categories: psychological impairment, social skills, violence, activities of daily living, substance abuse, medical impairment, and ancillary impairment. Treatment plans are developed using information gathered with the Kennedy Axis V, an instrument that has proven more successful than both the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) in establishing baselines and determining outcome measures. Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning serves as a powerful, highly effective tool that Promotes a cohesive approach. By using a consistent approach to planning, the clinical team works in concert toward uniform goals and outcomes. Helps staff gather critical information to improve outcomes. For establishing baselines and determining outcome measures, the Kennedy Axis V instrument has proven more successful than both the GAF and the BPRS. Includes many examples to help staff write their own plans. Rich with real-life examples to guide staff, including problem names and descriptions, treatment modalities, and samples of individual plans for each of the seven problem categories. In addition to the Kennedy Axis V questionnaire, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning includes blank forms for treatment planning and tabbed sections to allow for quick reference. New features in the second edition include the integration of nursing care plans into master treatment plans, new systematic steps for building goals and modalities, refinements to the questionnaire, and the introduction of online support via the author's website. With its readily adaptable, uniform approach to a complex subject, Fundamentals of Psychiatric Treatment Planning, Second Edition, is a powerful, highly effective planning tool for all members of the clinical staff.
Description : This book covers the basic science and neurobiology of violence and integrates this with clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry. Unique text which integrates the basic sciences, clinical, legal, and ethical aspects Highly illustrated. Numerous colour images in the basic sciences section further explain the text Succinct yet comprehensive coverage for instant access to the information The book is designed for postgraduate trainees in psychiatry wishing to specialise in forensic psychiatry, specialists in forensic psychiatry, mental health, criminal lawyers, and forensic psychologists. It will be an invaluable reference work for clinical psychologists, criminologists, sociologists, and other professionals working with forensic psychiatric patients such as members of the probation service, social workers, and nursing staff.
Description : The number of people over the age of 65 years in the United States is growing steadily. Currently, they constitute thirteen percent of the population of the United States. This number will double over the next thirty years. Psychiatric disorders are not uncommon in older adults. Dementia, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and substance abuse disorders are often encountered in this population. Substantial increase in the number of older adults with mental health issues and a sluggish economic climate has resulted in our healthcare system being overburdened. Adding to this critical situation is the fact that the growth in the number of trained clinicians caring for older adults with psychiatric disorders has not kept pace with the healthcare needs of this population. Available evidence indicates that although there has been an increase in the research database on psychiatric disorders in older adults, the translation of this latest research data into clinical practice occurs less frequently than desired. Keeping these issues in mind, the authors have written a concise textbook on geriatric psychiatry which encompasses the latest information on psychiatric disorders in late-life. It is written by experienced professionals who specialise in the care of older adults with psychiatric disorders. This book has the latest data in geriatric psychiatry interpreted and translated in an easy to read manner. There is also a practice test at the end of this book for clinicians taking certification examinations in geriatric psychiatry. This book is a must have for anyone who cares for older adults with mental illness, be it a caregiver, a student, a trainee, a novice clinician or a seasoned academic.
Description : Today's busy trainees and practitioners can now turn to this economical new paperback-- Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry, which provides a unique synopsis of the most important material--20 of the original 40 chapters--included within the fourth edition of the classic The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry. A condensed and efficient companion to the Textbook, this book provides essential updates to the clinical material in a size amenable to reading and referencing. A remarkable team of 51 distinguished experts have created a compelling reference reflecting a biopsychosocial approach to patient treatment that is at once exciting and accessible. Here, these contributors have distilled the essence of their work into 20 skillfully crafted chapters--including three new chapters on the clinical treatment of children and adolescents--updating key clinical information related to a variety of settings (e.g., inpatient, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and rehabilitation programs). Carefully organizing their chapters around three broad areas, from normal development and assessment methods to diagnostic information and finally to treatment, these authors update and summarize Â• Normal child and adolescent development, the psychiatric interview, psychiatric history, and mental status examinationÂ• A broad spectrum of psychiatric disorders that affect infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors (e.g., delirium and dementia disorders; substance abuse; schizophrenia; mood, anxiety, somatoform, factitious, dissociative, adjustment, sexual and gender identity, personality, sleep, eating, and impulse-control disorders)Â• The latest treatments, including psychopharmacology and electroconvulsive therapy; psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and supportive psychotherapy; and treatment of children and adolescents Combining the efforts of junior and senior authors has further enhanced the effectiveness of this new abridged version. The resulting blend of new research insights and fresh, expanded perspectives with considerable wisdom and vast research and clinical experience enriches the diversity and quality of the material and increases its appeal to readers at all levels of educational and clinical experience. A broad, integrated knowledge of both psychology and neuroscience is the essence of psychiatric practice and the ideal basis for treatment decisions. Essentials of Clinical Psychiatry delivers core knowledge to psychiatry residents and practitioners alike and will also prove useful to physicians in other fields (e.g., family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, neurology) and interested laypersons.
Description : 1943 Like all other sciences, psychiatry is subject to certain definable principles, and not a haphazard method of examination and treatment. in my continued association with Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Neuropaths and Naprapths, I have heard this contin.
Description : Although consultation liaison (CL) psychiatry has been practiced informally for many years, it has been recognised as a psychiatry subspecialty for less than two decades. This textbook addresses the important interface between the wide range of medical or surgical conditions and comorbid psychiatric disorders encountered in most hospital settings as well as outpatient sites. Because many patients admitted to a general hospital may have one or more psychiatric conditions that require attention and treatment to facilitate their recovery, this book will be an essential addition to any CL psychiatrist's library; it will be equally useful for consultation liaison psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents, general psychiatrists who are interested in CL psychiatry or who perform psychiatric consultations from time to time, medical students on their CL psychiatry clerkships, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and attending neurologists and neurology residents and fellows. This book includes chapters that address the most prevalent, as well as rare medical conditions found among hospitalised patients and reviews assessment and treatment of the co-occurring psychiatric condition. For example, the Heart Disease chapter addresses patients' responses to a new, potentially life-threatening cardiac event, and explains the essential steps and interventions a CL consultant should take to optimise patient care and safety - as well as ways to help the care team to better understand and manage their own stress. Other chapters, among a total of 24, include Women's Health, Ethical and Legal Issues, and Eating Disorders. In addition, this book covers new areas or ones that are rarely or less comprehensively addressed in other CL texts, among them: Vulnerable Populations (including sections on psychiatric assessment and care of veterans, refugees, prisoners, LGBTQ-identified patients, and elders), Quality and Outcomes, Collaborative Care, and Telepsychiatry. The text includes over 60 tables, and each chapter includes five multiple choice study questions with annotated answers. As a stand-alone reference, it is an inclusive, up-to-date, and state-of-the art database for this exciting and essential subspecialty. When paired with its sister text, Fundamentals of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry: Neuropsychiatry, these two volumes will empower readers to more precisely and comprehensively assess and treat medical or surgical patients suffering with one or more psychiatric conditions that may be adversely affecting their health and recovery.