Psychiatric Management in Neurological Disease
Edward C. Lauterbach
American Psychiatric Pub, Nov 1, 2008 - Medical - 368 pages
Much of the vast terrain of neurological brain disorders lies beyond our understanding, waiting to be discovered. Complicating our knowledge of and ability to treat these disorders is that they often bring with them a daunting array of psychiatric illnesses. Into this uncharted territory comes Psychiatric Management in Neurological Disease, a practical guide written with the busy clinician in mind. Its wealth of information is organized for ease of use.
This comprehensive volume sets forth management principles for a broad range of key representative neurological disorders, each of which presents a distinct psychiatric profile and requires a specific management approach tailored to the nature of the illness and the level of the nervous system affected. Readers will find: Reviews of recent research findings in specific neurological disorders
Discussions of diagnostic principles and disease aspects relevant to psychiatrists
Surveys of current pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches, with explicit information on how to contact and refer patients to support groups
Practical recommendations for helping patients' families cope with the impact of neurological illnesses.
Written by leading practitioners, this concise yet through guide will appeal to a wide audience. General psychiatrists, neuropsychiatrists, and neurologists; geropsychiatrists, gerontologists, and nurses; and physical and occupational therapists and social workers will all find that this timesaving reference pays significant dividends in the quality of care they can offer their patients.
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