The book contains twelve problem-focused chapters, each written by a specialist faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who is experienced in consulting with primary care physicians. The problems discussed are sadness, nervousness, forgetfulness, unrealistic concerns about health, suicidal thoughts, alcoholism and drug dependence, weakness, numbness, back pain, headaches, dizziness, and tremor. Screening evaluations for psychiatric and neurologic disorders are also outlined and explained.
The book is designed to serve as both an introduction and a convenient reference. The authors emphasize improving communication with patients about issues of diagnosis and treatment.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsContents:
I Psychiatric Problems
Screening Psychiatric Evaluation, Karin J. Neufeld
Sadness, John R. Lipsey
Nervousness, Michael R. Clark
Forgetfulness, Peter V. Rabins
Unrealistic Concerns about Health, Mark L. Teitelbaum
Suicidal Thoughts, Dean F. MacKinnon
Dependence on Alcohol or Drugs, Alan J. Romanoski
II Neurological Problems
Screening Neurological Evaluation, Orest Hurko
Weakness, Richard O'Brien
Numbness or Tingling, Vinay Chaudry
Back Pain, John Dean Rybock
Headaches, David W. Buchholz
Dizzy Spells, Peter W. Kaplan
Tremor, Stephen G. Reich
What People are Saying About This
"A ready reference or 'handbook' for the primary care practitioner. The symptom-centered chapters and straightforward language will make this volume very useful in the busy practitioner's office."
A ready reference or 'handbook' for the primary care practitioner. The symptom-centered chapters and straightforward language will make this volume very useful in the busy practitioner's office.
Paul Paulman, M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center