Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry E-Book

Author: Hani R. Khouzam,Doris Tiu Tan,Tirath S. Gill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323076610

Category: Medical

Page: 688

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This user-friendly resource presents a patient-centered approach to managing the growing incidence of major psychiatric emergencies in the outpatient setting. Abundant illustrations, tables, and algorithms guide you through the wide range of disorders discussed, and a color-coded outline format facilitates rapid access to essential information necessary for making a proper diagnosis for optimal management outcomes. Organizes information by patient presentation to help you distinguish among conditions that present with similar symptoms. Discusses medical conditions presenting with psychiatric symptoms, where appropriate. Highlights critical information in "Hazard Signs" boxes for quick, at-a-glance review. Uses acronyms and memory aids to enhance recall of information in moments of crisis. Features a chapter discussing the psychiatric effects of bioterrorism. Offers an Improved Suicide Risk Scale with criteria on impulsivity, plan, and lethal level of attempt. Provides valuable tips on interviewing and interacting with patients in various situations, as techniques will vary from depressed suicidal patients to manic and potentially assaultive individuals. Includes appendixes that discuss common psychiatric medications used and important lab values in the ER.

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry

Author: Jorge Petit

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781743822

Category: Medical

Page: 340

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This handbook is a practical, quick-reference guide to the evaluation and management of acute psychiatric symptoms seen in emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric and medical-surgical units. The book presents a step-by-step approach to each symptom, beginning with a list of questions necessary for initial assessment and proceeding to psychopharmacologic interventions, DSM-IV-TR criteria, differential diagnosis, and disposition guidelines. Additional chapters address safety concerns, the mental status examination, use of restraints and seclusion, child and elder abuse, and special needs of children, adolescents, geriatric patients, mentally retarded individuals, and patients with HIV. A chapter on legal and forensic issues is also included.

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry - E-Book

Author: Theodore A. Stern,Gregory L. Fricchione,Jerrold F. Rosenbaum

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455711314

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Ned H. Cassem, Michael Jellinek, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, is your ideal source of guidance on consultation-liaison psychiatry! Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital—widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions—provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact resource reads like a handbook, but delivers all the details you’d expect from a textbook. Understand and manage the psychological impact of chronic medical problems, life-threatening diseases, disfigurement, and more. Effectively manage difficult patients, including those with hypochondriacal and conversion disorders. Find information quickly thanks to an improved chapter organization, and get just the answers you need with concise yet complete coverage appropriate for psychiatrists and generalists alike. Implement the most current, effective pharmaceutical therapies as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches.

Clinical Manual of Emergency Psychiatry

Author: Michelle B. Riba,Divy Ravindranath

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585629413

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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One of the most challenging clinical settings any psychiatrist faces is in the area of psychiatric emergency services. Clinical Manual of Emergency Psychiatry is designed to help medical students, residents, and clinical faculty chart the appropriate course of treatment in a setting where an incorrect assessment can have life and death implications. Written collaboratively by residents, students, and faculty from various departments of psychiatry in the United States and Canada, Clinical Manual of Emergency Psychiatry covers those topics that are generally the most important and practical in any busy psychiatric emergency department. Equally important, the chapters are arranged by chief complaint rather than by psychiatric diagnosis, and each contains an important summary that can provide clarity quickly when seconds count. This format gives the trainee the ability to quickly find key points for treating the clinical situation. In addition, this text serves as a backup to faculty, and combines the approach of accomplished psychiatry trainees with the views of senior practitioners in the field. Trainees working in the high-stress psychiatric emergency setting often only have backup supervision by phone rather than in-person oversight. Evaluation of patients in busy psychiatry emergency departments, where first- and second-year residents are quickly trying to address complicated clinical situations with patients who are very ill, is a challenging and difficult process. In response to the specific demands of the psychiatric emergency setting, the authors, under the editorship of Drs. Michelle B. Riba and Divy Ravindranath, made this manual easy to read and clearly focused on presenting complaints. In Clinical Manual of Emergency Psychiatry, trainees and faculty will find: Case vignettes of applicable clinical scenarios. A reflection of widespread practices in various academic centers. Chapters arranged by chief complaint rather than psychiatric diagnosis. Key point summaries at the end of each chapter. An integrated perspective from trainees and experienced psychiatrists. In addition, many of the chapters in this book underscore the potential for "medical mimics" to cause the presenting complaints, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, catatonia, and cognitive impairment. The recognition that comorbid conditions are often present is critical to the complete assessment of patients in a psychiatric emergency setting. This book is a must-have for any psychiatric trainee or faculty who works in the often tense and high-stakes psychiatric emergency setting. Patients and families are anxious and fearful, and available clinical information may be sparse or unavailable. The guidelines and approaches outlined in this handbook will be useful to psychiatric students and teachers alike as they work to provide excellent care in the difficult clinical psychiatric emergency situations they encounter.

Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry

Author: Peter Manu,Corey Karlin-Zysman

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585625205

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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Mental health clinicians who lack internal medicine experience or who do not feel comfortable addressing medical conditions in their patients will find Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry an indispensable resource. The first evidence-based medical handbook for psychiatrists in training or practice, the book takes the reader through a series of common medical conditions, offering practical information on diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening conditions, as well as management of less serious health issues. For the second edition, the text has been thoroughly updated and restructured. The book is designed to guide clinicians to focus quickly and effectively on managing medical problems in the psychiatric setting. The Handbook offers invaluable content and many helpful features: Coverage of medical emergency management in psychiatric hospitals takes the limitations of the facility into account. For example, the chapters on caring for patients in cardiac arrest or patients in respiratory failure include practical strategies for adapting to the limited resources available in self-standing psychiatric hospitals. The material on life-threatening adverse reactions to psychotropic drugs is completely up-to-date and thorough and includes guidelines for the recognition, prevention, and management of agranulocytosis, ventricular arrhythmias, pancreatitis, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, serotonin syndrome, hyperglycemic emergencies, and airway obstruction. Medical deterioration in psychiatric settings is both common and critical, and the book offers cutting-edge knowledge on assessment procedures and instruments for prediction of acute medical deterioration of psychiatric inpatients. Structured for easy reading and comprehension, the book's topics are grouped into seven parts that address the essential features of clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, stratification of the risk of major complications or death, and the evidence-based approach to management, as applicable in the psychiatric setting. The numerous tables, figures, and flowcharts effectively illustrate important procedures and protocols. Completely updated and streamlined, Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry stands alone in its completeness, its rigor, and its understanding of the environmental challenges that face the clinician delivering care to patients with serious medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry

Author: Theodore A. Stern

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437719279

Category: MEDICAL

Page: 729

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Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital-widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions-provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact resource reads like a handbook, but delivers all the details you'd expect from a textbook. Find information quickly thanks to an improved chapter organization, and get just the answers you need with concise yet complete coverage appropriate for psychiatrists and generalists alike.

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Author: Jonathan P. Wyatt,Robin N. Illingworth,Colin A. Graham,Kerstin Hogg,Colin Robertson,Michael Clancy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191029343

Category: Medical

Page: 772

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Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide. Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up to date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. In line with the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.

Clinical Handbook of Psychiatry & the Law

Author: Paul S. Appelbaum,Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781778916

Category: Medical

Page: 322

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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this award-winning handbook gives mental health professionals authoritative guidance on how the law affects their clinical practice. Each chapter presents case examples of legal issues that arise in practice, clearly explains the governing legal rules, their rationale, and their clinical impact, and offers concrete action guides to navigating clinico-legal dilemmas. This edition addresses crucial recent developments including new federal rules protecting patients' privacy, regulations minimizing use of seclusion and restraint, liability risks associated with newer psychiatric medications, malpractice risks in forensic psychiatry, and new structured assessment tools for violence risk, suicidality, and decisional capacity.

International Handbook of Psychiatry

A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners

Author: Laura Weiss Roberts,Joseph B Layde,Richard Balon

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814405620

Category: Medical

Page: 956

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This handbook will be a concise guide to important topics in psychiatry with an international focus. It constitutes a précis of the field of psychiatry with emphases on the therapeutic approach to the patient and on the proper diagnosis of major psychiatric disorders. All psychiatric diagnoses are encoded using both the US Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). Treatment options for psychiatric disorders will include approaches used in developed nations in North America, Europe, Asia, as well as in the developing world. Furthermore an invaluable brief history of psychiatry allows readers to trace the beginnings of their chosen field and gain awareness of the ethical and legal contexts. This handbook will provide a comprehensive introduction to psychiatry appropriate for students, trainees, and practitioners seeking an international approach. Contents:Impact of Mental Illness (Laura Weiss Roberts, Richard Balon and Joseph B Layde)International Issues in Psychiatry (Richard Balon and Cyril Höschl)Psychiatric Diagnosis (Stephanie Bagby-Stone, Jessica Nittler and John Lauriello)Psychiatric Genetics (Bhanu Prakash Kolla and David Mrazek)Psychiatric Interviewing: What to Do, What Not to Do (Mara Pheister)Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing (Jennifer Niskala Apps and Jonathan E Romain)Psychiatric Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence (Michael Koelch and Joerg M Fegert)Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders (Peter F Buckley, Adriana Foster and Scott Van Sant)Mood Disorders (Sandra Rackley and J Michael Bostwick)Anxiety Disorders (Leanne Parasram and Dan J Stein)Substance Use Disorders (Nidal Moukaddam and Pedro Ruiz)Cognitive Disorders (Alana Iglewicz, Ipsit V Vahia and Dilip V Jeste)Somatoform Disorders (Christina L Wichman)The Dissociative Disorders (Jean M Goodwin)Sleep Disorders in Psychiatry (Oludamilola A Salami)Eating Disorders (Athena Robinson and W Stewart Agras)Sexual Disorders (Richard Balon)Adjustment Disorder (Mauro Giovanni Carta, Maria Carolina Hardoy and Matteo Balestrieri)Personality Disorders (Joel Paris)Geriatrics (Randall Espinoza)Emergency Psychiatry (Divy Ravindranath, Mark Newman and Michelle Riba)Outpatient Psychiatry (Ondria Gleason, Aaron Pierce and Bryan Touchet)General Hospital Psychiatry (Jen Alt McDonald and Mark T Wright)Psychiatric Education (Linda Gask and Michelle B Riba)Residency Training (Sanjai Rao and Sidney Zisook)Methods of Psychiatric Research (Elizabeth Burgess, Nicolas Ramoz and Philip Gorwood)World Suicide (Morton M Silverman)AIDS Psychiatry (Mary Ann Cohen)Pharmacogenomic Variability Associated with Psychotropic Medication Response (David Mrazek and Bhanu Prakash Kolla)Ethics in Psychiatry (Kristi Estabrook)The Culturally Competent Psychiatric Assessment (Ajoy Thachil and Dinesh Bhugra)Traditional Healing for Psychiatric Disorders (Roger M K Ng, Zhang-Jin Zhang and Wendy Wong)International Perspective on Homelessness (Belinda Bandstra, Anthony Mascola and Daryn Reicherter)Mental Health Consequences of War and Political Conflict (Daryn Reicherter and Rena Sugarbaker)Stigma (Travis Fisher)Legal Aspects of Psychiatry (Joseph B Layde) Readership: Psychiatry students, trainees, and practitioners. Keywords:Psychiatry;Mental Health;Physician Assistant;Nursing — Practitioner and Advanced Practice;Professional and Technical;Medical;Allied Health Professional;Medical Assistants;Neurology/ Neuroscience;Public Health;Pharmacology/ Pharmacy;Paediatrics;HIV & AIDS Research;Forensic MedicineKey Features:The international focus and the wide international experience of the authors would make the book particularly attractive to students and residents, both in terms of coursework and preparation for formal examinationsFocus on innovative areas of psychiatry such as patient-centered care practices (e.g. in defining the goals of treatment), new therapies (e.g. pharmacogenetic advances), and the approach to special or complex patient populations (e.g. children, elders, medically ill, and terminally ill)The particular strengths of “Q & A” sections, self-assessment items, “clinical pearls” study guides and the competency-based orientation would set this book apart from others

On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry

Handbook of Principles and Practice

Author: Ana Hategan,James A. Bourgeois,Calvin H. Hirsch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319303465

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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This text covers basic principles and practice of on-call psychiatric care in the geriatric patient in various medical settings. It compiles the most likely complaints and provides assessment and management tools for each situation. Written and edited by expert geriatric psychiatrists, emergency psychiatrists, consultation/liaison psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other multidisciplinary specialists, this is the first handbook devoted to on-call geriatric psychiatry. Chapters contain an important summary of key points for managing clinical situations, case studies, and reflective questions. This text brings together relevant principles of on-call geriatric psychiatry provided in clinical settings such as emergency, acute and subacute inpatient, outpatient, residential, correctional, and consultation/liaison. It includes clinical topics such as psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and includes coverage of medical ethics and the law, utilization of contemporary technology, and administrative and public health policy. On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry is the first practical guide to knit together evidence-based medicine and geriatric psychiatric principles and practice guidelines and is a valuable resource for trainees, psychiatrists, geriatricians, emergency departments, nursing home physicians, and other health professionals working with older adult patients.

Neurologic Emergencies, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics - E-Book

Author: Alireza Minagar,Alejandro A Rabinstein

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455742953

Category: Medical

Page: 419

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Many neurologic disorders can appear in quick and severe forms that require immediate medical attention. This issue of Neurologic Clinics features 14 articles on conditions that commonly present acutely, such as epilepsy, headache, visual loss, nervous system infections, ischemic stroke, head and spinal cord injury, and intracranial hemorrhage.

Kaplan & Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Virginia A. Sadock,Benjamin J. Sadock

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496386949

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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Completely revised to bring you up to date with current DSM-5 classifications, new medications, and more, Kaplan & Sadock’s Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, is a concise, easy-to-use guide to diagnosing the full range of psychiatric disorders in both adults and children. Brief summaries of psychiatric disorders include key aspects of etiology, epidemiology, clinical features, and suggestions for treatment. It’s an ideal ready reference for psychiatrists and other physicians, medical students on psychiatric rotations, psychiatric residents, and mental health professionals in psychology, social work, and nursing.

Clinical Handbook of Schizophrenia

Author: Kim T. Mueser,Dilip V. Jeste

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237667

Category: Psychology

Page: 650

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Reviewing the breadth of current knowledge on schizophrenia, this handbook provides clear, practical guidelines for effective assessment and treatment in diverse contexts. Leading authorities have contributed 61 concise chapters on all aspects of the disorder and its clinical management. In lieu of exhaustive literature reviews, each chapter summarizes the state of the science; highlights key points the busy practitioner needs to know; and lists recommended resources, including seminal research studies, invaluable clinical tools, and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and timely, the volume will enable professionals in any setting to better understand and help their patients or clients with severe mental illness.

Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Author: Hoyle Leigh,Jon Streltzer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387781285

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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Consultation-liaison psychiatry interfaces between psychiatry and the rest of medicine as well as psychology, social work, nursing, and other behavioral science disciplines. This is a practical, up-to-date handbook providing a biopsychosocial, integrative perspective and drawing of the expertise of two renowned psychiatrists in the field. The book offers five major sections addressing the fundamentals of the field as well as an assessment the current status of the field.

The Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Residency Handbook of Psychiatry

Author: James Niels Rosenquist

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781795044

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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Prepared by the residents and faculties of the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, this pocket handbook is packed with succinct, practical, accessible information on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Major sections include psychiatric emergencies, symptom-based diagnosis and treatment, special populations, and treatment approaches including psychopharmacology. The book is written in a quick-scanning outline format with boxes, tables, and lists to provide high-yield information at a glance. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC

Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine

Author: Punit S. Ramrakha,Kevin Moore,Amir Sam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230927

Category: Medical

Page: 869

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This practical guide to the management of emergency situations in everyday clinical practice contains details on how to treat acute medical emergencies and how to provide treatment for the patient while awaiting specialist help.

The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Emergencies and Crises

Author: Phillip M. Kleespies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199352720

Category:

Page: 592

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The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Emergencies and Crises includes the most up-to-date and valuable research on the evaluation and management of the most challenging patients or clients faced by mental health providers-individuals who are at high risk of suicide, of other-directed violence, or of becoming the victims of interpersonal violence. These are cases in which the outcome can be serious injury or death, and there can be negative consequences not only for the patient, but also for the patient's family and friends, for the assessing or treating clinician, and for the patient's clinic or medical center. Virtually all mental health clinicians with an active caseload will see individuals with such issues. This Handbook is comprised of chapters by leading clinicians, researchers, and scholars in this area of practice. It presents a framework for learning the skills needed for assessing and working competently with such high-risk individuals. Chapters draw a distinction between behavioral emergencies and crises, and between emergency intervention and crisis intervention. The book examines the inter-related aspects of the major behavioral emergencies; that is, for example, the degree to which interpersonal victimization may lead an individual on a pathway to later suicidal or violent behavior, or the degree to which suicidal individuals and violent individuals may share certain cognitive characteristics. This resource is not simply a knowledge base for behavioral emergencies; it also presents a method for reducing stress and acquiring skills in working with high-risk people.

Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry E-Book

Author: Theodore A. Stern,Maurizio Fava,Timothy E. Wilens,Jerrold F. Rosenbaum

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323328997

Category: Medical

Page: 1040

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The Massachusetts General Hospital is widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions. Now, preeminent authorities from MGH present a reference that is carefully designed to simplify your access to the current clinical knowledge you need. A remarkably user-friendly organization - with abundant boxed summaries, bullet points, case histories, and algorithms - speeds you to the answers you need. In short, this brand-new reference delivers all the authoritative answers you need to overcome any clinical challenge, in a format that's easier to consult than any other source! Peerless, hands-on advice from members of the esteemed MGH Department of Psychiatry helps you put today's best approaches to work for your patients. The book's highly templated format - with abundant boxed overviews, bulleted points, case histories, algorithms, references, and suggested readings - enables you to locate essential information quickly. In-depth coverage of many unique areas, including Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Transitioning Adolescents and Young Adults; Neuroanatomical Systems Relevant to Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry; Military Psychiatry; and Approaches to Collaborative Care and Primary Care Psychiatry. Features full, new DSM-5 criteria; new art, tables, and key points; and new Alzheimer’s Disease guidelines. Highlights recent developments in the field, such as neurotherapeutics, new psychotropics, military psychiatry, collaborative care, ensuring your knowledge is thoroughly up to date.

Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry and Emergencies in Psychiatry

Author: David Semple,Roger Smyth,Basant K. Puri,Ian H. Treasaden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199567744

Category: Medical

Page: 1360

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The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry and Emergencies in Psychiatry pack represents excellent value. The combination of practical advice and background information with an easily accessible guide in emergencies presents a unique package essential to every doctor with an interest in psychiatry. The Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry provides comprehensive coverage of all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialties. It is aimed at psychiatric trainees and medical students studying psychiatry, trainees entering individual psychiatric sub-specialties, consultant psychiatrists, general practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who come into contact with psychiatric patients. It provides detailed and practical advice on the management of psychiatric disorders, in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, mental health and capacity legislation in the British Isles, difficult and urgent situations, transcultural psychiatry, and therapeutic issues. The new edition features a completely updated legal section with coverage of the new English mental health act, updated coverage of the Scottish mental health act, and new coverage of incapacity legislation in England, Wales, and Scotland, a completely updated section on schizophrenia, and the addition of new drugs and new clinical guidances from recognized institutions such as NICE. It also includes specialist chapters on learning disabilities, psychotherapy, and child psychiatry reviewed and revised by specialist registrars currently working in the fields. This book is internally cross-referenced and has both key references to important papers and to further information resources. As well as being indexed alphabetically, it is also indexed by ICD-10/DSM-IV coes, and there is a quick index for acute presentations. This handbook is practical and directive in style, designed to provide portable reassurance to doctors beginning psychiatry. There is helpful advice for the management of difficult and urgent situations, and the text is peppered with clinical observations on the practice of clinical psychiatry and guidance based upon the experience of the authors. Emergencies in Psychiatry provides a practical and problem-oriented accessible guide for those who have to deal with psychiatric emergencies. This book contains guidance on how to assess and manage these emergencies and how to maneuver successfully through the practical difficulties that may arise, while also avoiding medical, psychiatric, and legal pitfalls. A variety of specific emergencies and emergencies in different settings are covered, such as aggression and violence, victims of abuse, emergencies related to drug addiction, people with learning disabilities, and emergencies in old age age psychiatry and primary care.

Essentials of Emergency Medicine

Author: Richard V. Aghababian

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449671624

Category: Medical

Page: 1096

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A Practical Reference Guide to Emergency Care Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, provides physicians and medical residents with a comprehensive reference guide to the practice of emergency medicine in clinical settings. Covering both complicated and straightforward issues, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, serves as a quick-reference handbook for the full range of challenges encountered in emergency departments, as well as a manual for physician self-assessment and study guide for those seeking recertification. This second edition, compiled by an editorial board of veteran emergency medicine providers, draws expert content from 184 contributors. New and updated chapters include expanded sections on pediatrics and toxicology as well as the latest science on emergency psychiatric care. With Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, physicians and medical residents can readily assess and expand their knowledge of emergency medicine, ensuring their patients receive the highest quality care over the full continuum of treatment, from the emergency room to inpatient departments.