Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry

Author: Stuart C. Yudofsky,Robert E. Hales

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585624292

Category: Medical

Page: 427

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Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry offers clinicians the comprehensive, expert guidance that they require to deliver cutting-edge, effective, and compassionate patient care. Practical, comprehensive, and exhaustively researched, Clinical Manual of Neuropsychiatry is an indispensible resource for professionals.

Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias

Author: Myron F. Weiner,Anne M. Lipton

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585624225

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists address neuropsychiatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various clinical neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury.

Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill

Author: James L. Levenson,Stephen J. Ferrando

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1615371079

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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The new edition of Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill continues the legacy and builds on the success of the first edition by offering a thoroughly up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness. The book addresses the prevalence of psychiatric illness in patients with serious medical illness, the complications that may arise, and the implications for psychopharmacological treatment. There is increasing recognition that patients with medical and psychiatric comorbidity have more functional impairment, disability days, emergency department use, rehospitalization, and other medical care costs than do those without such comorbidity. As a result, health care systems have been incentivized to develop new and innovative models of population-based care that integrate medical and psychiatric care in an effort to increase quality and prevention while decreasing use of expensive services such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. The book is a valuable guide for clinicians across a range of specialties operating in this new, more demanding health care environment. The manual addresses critically important topics through the use of a variety of user-friendly features: Psychiatric drugs that have become available since the first edition, as well as all recent relevant randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses, are covered thoroughly. Each chapter addresses key differential diagnostic considerations and adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications. Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs, are also addressed. Key summary points pertaining to psychotropic prescribing in the specific medical disease(s) or specialty area covered are included at the end of each chapter, and a multitude of useful tables summarizing the most important information are provided as well. Chapters are heavily referenced with source information should readers wish to expand their knowledge in a specific area. The chapter authors were selected for their expertise in each area, then the text was edited for consistency, clarity, and maximum utility. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is a rigorous and illuminating guide to this vital topic, and clinicians from a variety of specialties will find it indispensable.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Author: Sandra A. Jacobson

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585625337

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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In the 7 years since the first edition of Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology was published, dozens of new drugs have been released, and older medications have been marketed in different formulations. In addition, research on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, potential interactions, and other critical topics has proceeded apace, rendering much of the information in existing guides obsolete. This new volume is both comprehensive and completely up to date, offering information unavailable elsewhere. New drugs covered include asenapine, paliperidone, iloperidone, lurasidone, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone, long-acting trazodone, milnacipran, armodafinil, extended-release valproate, rotigotine transdermal, tetrabenazine, dextromethorphan, long-acting gabapentin, and transdermal buprenorphine. Each chapter has a standardized format, with topics including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and mechanism of action, drug interactions, clinical use (which addresses choice of drug, alternative formulations/routes, pre-treatment evaluation, dose and dose titration, PRN use, monitoring treatment, drug levels, managing treatment resistance, switching drugs, duration of treatment, discontinuation, and overdose), adverse effects, and treatment of selected syndromes and disorders. Dozens of tables, boxes, and figures organize and present complex material, such as practice guidelines, in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand and apply, and the concise, bulleted text facilitates reading and comprehension in the clinical setting. "Specific Drug Summaries" -- one-page summaries of prescribing information for individual drugs -- provide fast access to critical information in a simple format. Designed for residents, fellows, and all clinicians in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions affecting geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings (inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing home). Meticulously referenced and grounded in the latest research, Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to psychotropic use in elderly patients. Clinicians can rely confidently on its up-to-date coverage and authoritative counsel.

Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health

Author: Vivien K. Burt,Victoria C. Hendrick

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626595

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This comprehensive update of the popular second edition of the authors' Concise Guide to Women's Mental Health provides the latest evidence-based medical and psychiatric facts related to the assessment and treatment of women with psychiatric disorders -- particularly as women pass through reproductive transitions or experience hormonal challenges -- reviewing the ways in which these times are integral to gender-sensitive case formulations, diagnoses, and treatment planning. The Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health emphasizes evidence-based medicine and reflects the authors' expanding clinical experience. Key features include Extensively revised chapters on the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy and breast-feeding, abortion and contraception, and the use of hormones during menopause. A meticulous review of the use of psychopharmacological agents to treat women at important reproductive transition points. Numerous and thorough references and citations from the latest peer-reviewed journals. More than 50 carefully annotated tables and charts -- especially those on the use of psychiatric medications in pregnancy and breast-feeding. Summary passages that enable readers to quickly gain access to important evidence-based data that will inform their practice. Asserting that a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach -- one that incorporates both psychotherapy and careful attention to social needs -- is integral to successful treatment, the authors of Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health discuss the latest data on women's mental health, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, hormonal contraception and effects on mood, mood/anxiety/psychotic disorders during pregnancy and postpartum, the effect of breast-feeding on the treatment of postpartum disorders, perimenopause and menopause, postmenopause, psychological implications of infertility, abortion and miscarriage, female-specific cancers, and gender issues in the treatment of mental illness. Easily accessed by clinicians at every level of medicine, psychiatry, obstetrics-gynecology, psychology, and social work, the Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health is best used as an ancillary text for students, interns, residents, and graduated clinicians and researchers in psychiatry, family medicine, internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialties, and obstetrics-gynecology. Finally, lay women with psychiatric conditions who wish to better understand how they can make wise decisions regarding their care and well-being as they face important issues such as pregnancy, breast-feeding, and hormone therapy will welcome this updated edition of the Clinical Manual of Women's Mental Health.

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Sixth Edition

Author: David B. Arciniegas, M.D.,Stuart C. Yudofsky, M.D.,Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 158562487X

Category: Medical

Page: 674

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Preceded by The American Psychiatric Publishing textbook of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurosciences / edited by Stuart C. Yudofsky, Robert E. Hales. 5th ed. c2008.

Clinical Manual of Impulse-Control Disorders

Author: Eric Hollander,Dan J. Stein

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626649

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Visibility of impulse-control disorders (ICDs) has never been greater than it is today, both in the field of psychiatry and in popular culture. Changes in both society and technology have contributed to the importance of conceptualizing, assessing, and treating impulse-control disorders (ICDs). The ground-breaking Clinical Manual of Impulse-Control Disorders focuses on all of the different ICDs as a group. Here, 25 recognized experts provide cutting-edge, concise, and practical information about ICDs, beginning with the phenomenology, assessment, and classification of impulsivity as a core symptom domain that cuts across and drives the expression of these complex disorders. Subsequent chapters discuss Intermittent explosive disorder, an often overlooked ICD characterized by impulsive aggression. Childhood conduct disorder and the antisocial spectrum. Self-injurious behavior and its relationship to impulsive aggression and childhood trauma. Sexual compulsions and their serious public health implications. Binge eating, a highly familial disorder associated with serious medical complications and psychopathology. Trichotillomania, which may be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin picking, and nail biting. Kleptomania, a heterogeneous disorder that shares features with ICDs as well as with mood, anxiety, and addictive disorders. Compulsive shopping, more common in women, with treatments ranging from self-help and financial counseling to trials with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Pyromania and how it differs from arson. Pathological gambling, a maladaptive behavioral addiction that is increasing in step with legalized and Internet gambling. Internet addiction, ranging from excessive seeking of medical information to dangerous sexual behaviors. The remarkable Clinical Manual of Impulse-Control Disorders sheds light on the complex world of ICDs. As such, it will be welcomed not only by clinicians and researchers but also by individuals and family members coping with these disorders.

Clinical Manual of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine

Mental Health Consultation With Physically Ill Children and Adolescents

Author: Richard J. Shaw,David R. DeMaso

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626687

Category: Medical

Page: 425

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The mental health assessment and treatment of youngsters with physical symptoms and illnesses commonly pose unique and often complex challenges to clinicians. Clinical Manual of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine is the only complete text on the subject, describing an integrative approach to behavioral health problems in children and adolescents who are physically ill, have emotional illness masquerading as physical illness, and have comorbid emotional and physical conditions that complicate the management of each. It brings together information regarding consultation-liaison or psychosomatic work with children into a succinct guide that provides the practitioner with pragmatic ways of organizing the key issues that arise in psychiatric consultation with physically ill children, and it features a set of unique templates to help guide clinical assessment and management. The authors offer a practical method of mental health consultation in the medical setting and cover topics not included in standard child psychiatry and psychology texts, such as treatment adherence and organ transplantation. Overview chapters include a hands-on approach to the consultation process and pragmatic assessment guidelines. Succeeding chapters then address specific clinical situations, from delirium and mood disorders to organ transplantation and cancer. Additional chapters consider issues related to treatment and intervention: both individual and family psychotherapy, including coping strategies for family members; psychopharmacology; and techniques such as medical hypnosis to help children prepare for procedures. Among the book's other helpful features are: Templates with specific questions for both general psychiatric assessment and specific issues, such as pre-transplant assessment, treatment adherence, and somatoform disorders Intensive coverage of pediatric pain assessment and management, including the use of adjunctive psychiatric medications to treat children with chronic pain Unique considerations tailored to each topic, such as anxiety symptoms related to specific physical conditions and end-of-life strategies for cancer patients Consideration of legal and forensic issues, including consent, confidentiality, and assessment for parenting capacity An abundance of quick-reference tables -- including psychopharmacological agents used in a wide range of conditions, with indications, doses, and side effects -- and flow charts describing step-by-step approaches to pain and somatoform disorders This practical manual is useful to a wide range of professionals who work with children and adolescents in medical settings. And because psychosomatic medicine has recently received subspecialty status with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, it offers an excellent resource for board examinations.

Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment

A Biopsychosocial Approach

Author: Ronald W. Pies

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780880485340

Category: Medical

Page: 577

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Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment: A Biopsychosocial Approach points out the most important issues in both the pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of the patient, and guides the reader through the fundamental concepts. Dr. Pies integrates both psychodynamic and biochemical perspectives, which he calls the "biopsychosocial approach." This approach equips the clinician with a broad-based understanding of the patient. The chapters include clinical vignettes, tables, charts, and summaries. This book is helpful for both the resident who is preparing for board examinations, and the experienced clinician who is in pursuit of enriched understanding.

Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders

Author: Dan J. Stein

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585627202

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent, persistent, disabling, and costly psychiatric disorders, yet they are often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Fortunately, there have been major advances in understanding and treating these conditions in recent years; this is one of the most exciting areas in modern medicine. This clinical manual has earned its place in the literature as one of just a few volumes that covers all of the major anxiety disorders and presents integrated contributions from both psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists -- all in one compact work written for busy clinicians. Though concepts of anxiety have long enjoyed a central position in philosophical and psychoanalytic theories, empirical research on anxiety disorders has a relatively short history. Here, 16 experts discuss advances in diagnosis, assessment (including relevant rating scales), pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. This volume begins by reviewing recent important diagnostic, epidemiological, neurobiological, and treatment findings -- all of which have significant implications for clinicians. Subsequent chapters cover Panic disorder and agoraphobia -- Laboratory studies of fear have significantly advanced our understanding of the neurocircuitry and neurochemistry of panic. Furthermore, panic disorder is now readily treated with both medications and psychotherapy. Specific phobia -- Viewed for many years as mild and even trivial, this common disorder is now recognized for its very real associated distress and impairment. Exposure therapy is the treatment mainstay, though pharmacotherapy should be considered particularly when there is comorbidity. Social phobia (or social anxiety disorder) -- In the past few years, the first FDA-approved medications for this disorder have been made available. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is also effective for the treatment of this underdiagnosed and undertreated condition. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -- OCD was the first disorder where it was shown that both specific medications and cognitive-behavioral techniques resulted in normalization of activity in particular brain structures. It is now possible to provide patients with integrated treatment approaches. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -- Once viewed as a normal reaction to trauma, PTSD is increasingly understood as a pathological response, characterized by specific psychobiological dysfunctions. Again, there have been exciting advances in the treatment of this disorder, with the release of the first FDA-approved agents for PTSD. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) -- For a number of years GAD was thought of as a residual disorder occasionally seen in combination with more primary conditions. Nowadays, we know that GAD is an independent condition that is prevalent, persistent, and disabling. Busy residents and psychiatrists in active clinical practice, psychologists, primary care practitioners, and other mental health professionals will find this clinical manual -- with its integrated approach of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy -- a valuable tool in their everyday practices.

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry

Author: James E. Spar,Asenath La Rue

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9781585626533

Category: Medical

Page: 428

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Because limited training in geriatric psychiatry has tended to give insufficient attention to mental health care for the elderly, clinicians often need help when assessing and treating problems specific to older clients. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a single-volume reference that covers the full range of such problems, from depression to dementia. It shows that psychiatrists working with older people must sometimes be willing to play a generalist's role, combining routine medical management with psychiatric interventions or helping with social or situational problems. Drs. Spar and La Rue review the effects of aging on cognitive performance, including clinical presentations of memory loss and medication-induced symptoms of mental disorder. They offer practical guidance to help the clinician not only diagnose and treat these conditions but also address such issues as evaluating competency for informed consent. Enhanced by numerous charts and tables for easy reference, the book boasts a broad range of coverage: • Guidelines to differential diagnosis of depression -- laboratory tests, psychological tests, and symptom rating scales -- along with insights on new directions in psychotherapy, including intervention within primary care. • Assessment of both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and non-SSRIs as first-line agents for depression, citing advantages and disadvantages of specific drugs, plus advice on switching or combining antidepressants.• Discussion of the effective use of electroconvulsive therapy -- particularly the use of brief-pulse, bilateral electrode placement -- as well as experimental therapies such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and vagal nerve stimulation. • Guidance in cognitive mental status examinations and brief screening tools for dementia and Alzheimer's disease, focusing on the Mini-Mental State Exam and summarizing advanced and experimental diagnostics such as single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography. • Appraisal of psychosocial therapies for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, such as behavior modification and reminiscence therapy, plus use of cholinesterase inhibitors for treatment of cognitive deficits.• Review of approaches to anxiety disorders, including differential diagnosis of phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder, with a focus on psychosocial-behavior therapy and medications of choice. With life expectancies increasing, people over 85 already constitute one of the fastest growing demographics -- and the number of older people with mental disorders is rising as well. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry explains how working effectively with older adults requires a blending of specialized knowledge with a flexible approach to the patient -- and shows how to bring that about in daily practice.

Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine

A Guide to Consultation-liaison Psychiatry

Author: Michael G. Wise,James R. Rundell

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 338

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More concise, practical, and clinically oriented than other available texts, Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry is designed to aid today's busy clinicians with bedside and office consultation. This manual presents the distilled wisdom of two highly experienced consultation-lialson psychiatrists and includes many illustrative figures and tables that offer quick, easy access to critical information about how to diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders in patients who have, or believe they have, other medical disorders. The authors of Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine begin by summarizing how to do effective psychiatric consultation in a changing health care environment, citing key trends such as managed health care, reallocation of health care resources, medical care, and psychiatric consultation's shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, and to multidisciplinary teams. Epidemiology, clinical characteristics, differential diagnosis, and treatment and management of various syndromes and disorders - Delirium, dementia, depression, mania, anxiety, somatoform and related disorders, and substance-related disorders (alcohol, sedatives/hypnotics/anxiolytics, oplates/narcotics, amphetamines, and cocaine) - violence/aggression and suicldality. Pharmacological issues - Patients who are medically ill are usually taking one or more medications. Therefore, consultation-liaison psychiatrists must thoroughly understand drug actions, metabolism, and elimination; the cytochrome P450 system; and drug interactions, including the risks for pregnant and breast-feeding women. Other critical issues - Pain management, personality, ethical and legal, and geriatric psychiatry issues. Special consultation-liaison topics - Pregnant/postpartum, pediatric, burn, cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, HIV/AIDS, critically ill, and impotent patients, and organ transplant donors and reciplents. mortality, morbidity, length of stay, and hospital costs in general hospital patients and medical-surgical outpatients. To accommodate the shift from inpatient to outpatient settings and to the evolving importance of psychiatric care delivered within specialty and primary care settings, this invaluable reference shows how consultation psychiatrists are the ideal clinicians to provide rapid, focused, and practical diagnostic assessments and treatment recommendations. Essentially an expanded fourth edition of the Concise Guide to Consultation Psychiatry, the eminently practical Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry will be welcomed by consultation-liaison and general psychiatrists, primary care physicians, consultation-liaison/psychosomatic fellows, psychiatry residents, and medical students. This manual is an outstanding resource for didactics and clinical rotations for those in training or reviewing for board examinations.

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management

Author: Felise S. Zollman, MD, FAAN, FAAMA

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281993

Category: Medical

Page: 518

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Pocket-sized and portable, the Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management provides relevant clinical information in a succinct, readily accessible format. Expert authors drawn from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, physical and occupational therapy, and related areas cover the range of TBI, from concussion to severe injury. Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed, the book is divided into six sections and flows from initial injury through community living post-TBI, allowing clinicians to key in on specific topics quickly. Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management delivers the information you need to successfully manage the full spectrum of issues, medical complications, sequelae, and rehabilitation needs of patients who have sustained any level of brain injury. Features of Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management Include: Concise yet comprehensive: covers all aspects of TBI and its management A clinically-oriented, practical "how-to" manual, designed for rapid access to key information Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed Includes dedicated chapters on TBI in athletes and in military personnel. Internationally known contributors drawn from the leading TBI programs provide expert information

Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - E-Book

Author: Kathleen Deska Pagana,Timothy J. Pagana

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323100627

Category: Medical

Page: 1200

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This quick reference handbook offers clear, concise coverage of over 700 of the most commonly performed diagnostic and laboratory tests — including 39 new to this edition. Trusted authors, Kathleen Pagana, PhD, RN and Timothy Pagana, MD, FACS, bring together a comprehensive collection of full color designs, illustrations and photos to show exactly how various tests are performed. Related tests are grouped by chapter and presented in a consistent format to facilitate a full understanding of each type of diagnostic test. UNIQUE! Coverage of the clinical significance of test results explains why a given test result indicates specific diseases. Full-color design clarifies key concepts, procedures, and testing techniques. Related Tests sections list tests that provide similar information or are used to evaluate the same body system, disease process, or symptom. NEW! Unique front section on coding for diagnostic and laboratory tests (ICD-10) provides explanations of the coding requirements and challenges for diagnostic testing along with codes for all tests in the manual. NEW! 39 of the most current laboratory and diagnostic tests have been added to this new edition to reflect current best practices. NEW! Updated photographs and illustrations reflect the latest changes in testing equipment.

The Clinical Neuropsychiatry of Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Anthony Feinstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946390X

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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Multiple sclerosis is the most common cause of neurological disability in young and middle-aged adults. This fully updated and revised new edition provides a detailed account of the many neuropsychiatric disorders associated with MS and is relevant to both the research and the clinical setting. Using the latest brain imaging findings and results from treatment trials, the symptoms, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of depression in MS are covered, as are psychosocial factors and the link between depression and MRI abnormalities. Subsequent chapters focus on cognitive dysfunction in MS, including the natural history of cognitive change, the use of screening instruments and neuropsychological batteries, brain imaging correlations and management strategies. The book concludes with a survey of the behavioral benefits and risks associated with disease-modifying drugs. It will be valuable to all mental health professionals, neurologists, and others caring for those affected by MS.


The Clinical Neuropsychiatry of Stroke

Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional Disorders following Vascular Brain Injury

Author: Robert G. Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139447718

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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This second edition, published in 2006, covers the range of neuropsychiatric syndromes associated with stroke, including cognitive, emotional and behavioural disorders such as depression, anxiety and psychosis. There is growing recognition among a wide range of clinicians and allied healthcare staff that post-stroke neuropsychiatric syndromes are common and serious. Such complications can have a negative impact on recovery and even survival; however, there is now evidence suggesting that pre-emptive therapeutic intervention in high-risk patient groups can prevent the initial onset of the conditions. This opportunity for primary prevention marks a huge advance in the management of this patient population.

Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill

Author: Stephen J. Ferrando,James L. Levenson,James A. Owen

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629421

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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A comprehensive yet practical guide to the prescription of psychotropic medications in patients with medical illness, Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is designed to be useful to clinicians practicing in a broad range of specialties, from the psychosomatic medicine specialist caring for a delirious patient with cancer to the general medical practitioner prescribing an antidepressant to a diabetic patient who recently had a myocardial infarction. This manual Provides useful psychotropic prescribing protocols that can be employed by primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals. Reviews fundamental principles of psychotropic drug prescribing across medical specialties. Educates clinicians regarding the growing evidence base supporting the safety and efficacy of psychopharmacological treatments for a diverse range of psychiatric problems in medically ill patients. Provides clinically relevant information concerning psychopharmacology in the medically ill, including pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles, drug-drug interactions, and organ system disease-specific issues. Clinical Manual of Psychopharmacology in the Medically Ill is divided into two sections. The first supplies fundamental background information for prescribing psychotropics across medical disease states, including discussion of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interaction principles, major systemic adverse effects of psychotropic drugs, and alternate routes of psychotropic drug administration. The second section addresses psychopharmacological treatment in specific organ system diseases, such as renal and cardiovascular disease, as well as other relevant subspecialty areas, such as critical care, organ transplantation, pain, and substance use disorders. Authored by experts in the field, chapters contain the following: Key differential diagnostic considerations, including adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications Disease-specific pharmacokinetic principles in drug prescribing, including interactions between psychotropic drugs and disease-specific drugs Useful tables summarizing information on adverse neuropsychiatric side effects of disease-specific medications, adverse disease-specific side effects of psychotropic drugs, and drug-drug interactions Extensive referencing of source material to allow readers to expand their knowledge in specific areas This manual, beyond serving as a clinical guide, should become a mainstay of curricula in general psychiatric residency programs, psychosomatic medicine fellowships, and nonpsychiatric residency training programs that prepare physicians to provide safe and effective psychopharmacological treatment for patients with medical illness.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Author: Igor Grant,Kenneth M. Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195090734

Category: Medical

Page: 654

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A 1996 survey of the members of the American Board of Professional Psychology Diplomates, published by The Clinical Neuropsychologist journal, selected the first edition of this book as one of the "Essential Books and Journals in North American Clinical Neuropsychology"--a list which included only 10 other titles! The Second Edition has improved further on this high standard. While the authors have retained the same general structure--with the addition of a set of three chapters on psychosocial outcomes--virtually the entire book has been rewritten and thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in this area of knowledge. Part I features new chapters on the Iowa-Benton approach, on cognitive screening methods, and on computers and memory. Part II has been expanded with new chapters on Tourette's syndrome, acute and chronic hypoxemia, HIV infection, schizophrenia, Huntington's disease, and an expanded chapter on Parkinson's disease. Part III is entirely new, and it focuses on life quality outcome in head injury and pulmonary disease. Considerably enlarged in size, this book will remain the basic reference on the neuropsychological aspects of diseases affecting brain and behavior.