Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) is a rapidly developing subspecialty of psychiatry focusing on psychiatric care of patients with other medical disorders. PM specialists diagnose and manage psychiatric symptoms in a variety of medical settings, optimize their patients' medical care, and expand understanding regarding the role of psychological factors in health and disease.
Dr. Kurt Ackerman and Dr. Andrea DiMartini presernt Psychosomatic Medicine , portable handbook geared to helping psychiatric and other medical practitioners and trainees to stay current in their understanding of the practice of psychosomatic medicine. Drawing practical techniques and wisdom from their team of contributors, Psychosomatic Medicine provides readers with historical background, key clinical information and guidelines, readily accessible charts and tables,
exercises to aid in self-assestment, and suggestions for further reading to spark additional learning in this rapidly developing field of psychiatry.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 181 x 101 x 22 mm
Increasing recognition of the effects of comorbid psychiatric disorders that accompany medical conditions mandates that all physicians including psychiatrists, understand that recognition and management of such coexisting clinical entities is imperative. This convenient volume encompasses such information in a practical yet comprehensive manner. From common symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and agitation to specific disease entities where psychiatric
disorders commonly coexist, the book offers the clinician a guide to effective and evidence based management. Psychosomatic Medicine should be on the desk or in the pocket of all clinicians, whether a seasoned practitioner or a resident. * Thomas N. Wise, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. *
This is a small and portable handbook packed with the latest information on commonly encountered psychosomatic medicine topics. It summarizes current scientific literature and condenses it down to need-to-know basics. Its standardized format, easy-to-reference tables, and eloquent conciseness make it incredibly easy to use. Clinicians and trainees in psychiatric and medical practice will find this a valuable tool. * - Heather Huang, MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. *