This quick-reference pocket handbook will help psychiatrists recognize and manage the wide variety of medical problems seen in psychiatric patients in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings. Coverage includes common medical symptoms, conditions and emergencies; HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases; emergent neurologic conditions; neuropsychiatric disorders; drug-induced syndromes; adverse effects of psychotropic drugs; psychotropic physical health monitoring guidelines and management; psychotropics during pregnancy and breastfeeding; psychoactive herbs; and suicide and violence risk assessment. Tables and management algorithms allow quick, easy access to clinical recommendations and guidelines. Appendices outline the initial psychiatric interview, the mental status examination, the neurologic examination, and neuropsychological testing.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins