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Description - Recognition and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders by Charles B. Nemeroff

Mental health is an important public health issue. With the changing healthcare environment, 60 per cent of patients are identified and receive treatment in the primary care setting. This handbook was developed to offer the busy primary care physician with practical strategies for screening and treating patients who have psychiatric disorders. It covers: the continually growing number of drugs available for treatment of mental disorders; an overview of the epidemiology, pathopsychology, presentation, diagnostic criteria, and screening tests for common psychiatric disorders, mood disorders, insomnia, somatization disorder, substance use disorder, eating disorders, dementia, and schizophrenia; treatment algorithms and other step-by-step approaches to direct the physician who is treating patients with mental disorders including drug dosages, schedules, schedules, routes of administration; basic pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, drug interaction and safety concerns, and practical dosing issues for all classes of drugs used to treat mental disorders; and guidelines for primary care physicians on when to refer patients to psychiatrist colleagues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880489904
ISBN-10: 0880489901
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 325
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles B. Nemeroff

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., is Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.