ISBN-10:
1585622990
ISBN-13:
9781585622993
Pub. Date:
11/19/2008
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine

Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine

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Overview

The practice of medicine is both learned and advanced through the compilation and study of cases — vignettes that record the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of individual patients and diseases. This is especially true of psychosomatic medicine (PSM), which depends on the "compelling case" to distill clinical knowledge and communicate it to students, residents, and clinicians. An invaluable contribution to the field, the Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine describes the psychiatric symptoms and/or illnesses managed by the PSM psychiatrist in collaboration with other medical colleagues. The book presents a broad range of cases illustrating the medical, psychosocial, and intertwined situations psychiatrists are likely to encounter in an academic medical center setting.

No other single volume offers a broader range of engaging, detailed, and nuanced PSM cases, or grounds them so firmly in a psychiatric, psychosocial, and spiritual context. Here are just a few of this patient-centered book's most impressive and useful features: • The relevant science underlying each case is addressed in discussion sections, allowing the book to be read as a stand-alone volume. Alternatively, the cases can be read as instructive and insightful illustrations by the reader who has already absorbed the fundamentals of PSM from standard textbooks in the field.• This user-friendly book is organized by the organ system or disease type of the presenting illness or symptom.• Content rare in volumes of this kind includes detailed coverage of the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders; the management of drug toxicity states; determinations of decisional capacity for medical decision making; and "stress and adaptation", an issue the PSM psychiatrist encounters daily.• The authors strongly believe that one of the most crucial roles for the psychiatrist is in the medical center, and the book reflects that orientation. • The book addresses the importance of understanding the impact of patients' systemic illnesses on their psychiatric symptoms, and modifying interventions and care accordingly. These abilities are critical to sound PSM practice.

Although PSM has a long and noble history, it is the newest of the psychiatric subspecialties, and as the literature expands, more and more clinicians will incorporate PSM treatment modalities into their practice. The Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine is an essential contribution to that body of knowledge and establishes a new standard with which to face the future of this exciting field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585622993
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/19/2008
Pages: 323
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Alan Stoudemire Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

Debra Kahn, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

Kemuel Philbrick, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, and Consultant in Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

John Michael Bostwick, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, and Consultant in Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

ContributorsPrefaceChapter 1. Challenges in Psychiatric AssessmentChapter 2. Acute Mental Status Changes/DeliriumChapter 3. Heart DiseaseChapter 4. Lung DiseaseChapter 5. Gastrointestinal DisordersChapter 6. Renal DiseaseChapter 7. Endocrine DisordersChapter 8. OncologyChapter 9. RheumatologyChapter 10. Infectious DiseasesChapter 11. DermatologyChapter 12. SurgeryChapter 13. Organ TransplantationChapter 14. Neurology and NeurosurgeryChapter 15. Obstetrics and Gynecology and PediatricsChapter 16. PainChapter 17. Psychosis in the General Medical SettingDiagnosis IndexSubject Index

What People are Saying About This

There is no better way to learn psychosomatic medicine than through stories about patients. In this first and only casebook in our recently-accredited subspecialty, Dr. Bourgeois and his colleagues present us with a treasure trove of hauntingly familiar psychiatric consultations on patients with complex and severe medical and psychiatric illness. Each case is accompanied by a discussion based on clinical acumen and available evidence from the literature, providing trainees and faculty with a remarkable paradigm for learning and teaching psychosomatic medicine.

Linda L.M. Worley

It's as if the reader has joined teaching rounds with Dr. Bourgeois and colleagues where you become immersed in the exciting world of psychosomatic medicine. This jewel of a casebook is interspersed with teaching pearls throughout, reminding us that our patients are our best teachers!

Mary Ann Cohen

There is no better way to learn psychosomatic medicine than through stories about patients. In this first and only casebook in our recently-accredited subspecialty, Dr. Bourgeois and his colleagues present us with a treasure trove of hauntingly familiar psychiatric consultations on patients with complex and severe medical and psychiatric illness. Each case is accompanied by a discussion based on clinical acumen and available evidence from the literature, providing trainees and faculty with a remarkable paradigm for learning and teaching psychosomatic medicine.

Laura Weiss Roberts

In this clearly conceived and well-written text, Bourgeois and colleagues have canvassed the key clinical issues in psychosomatic medicine. The book is organized around patient cases, which serve as the platform for valuable discussions of cardinal features of disease, current evidence, and rigorous decisionmaking and intervention strategies Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine is a welcome book that is certain to aid physicians and physicians-in-training throughout all of medicine.

Maurice Steinberg

This is a compulsively readable and engaging account of the challenges and rewards of practising Psychosomatic Medicine. It is a treasure trove of clinical wisdom, resulting from the authors' many years in the trenches, and scholarly reflections on their experiences.The book is a unique contribution to the literature in the extent and richness of the clinical presentations,and the seamless integration of psychological, biological,and sociocultural understanding of each case.

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