Principles of Inpatient Psychiatry is geared to psychiatrists working in inpatient settings: residents, psychiatrists who occasionally provide inpatient care, and psychiatric 'hospitalists' who specialize in the inpatient arena. Inpatient settings contain the sickest psychiatric patients, such as those with a high risk of suicide, agitation requiring emergency management, or treatment-resistant psychosis and depression, all topics discussed in the book. Co-morbid general-medical illness is common, and the book focuses attention, supported by case examples, on medical and neuropsychiatric as well as general-psychiatric evaluation and management.
Chapters address special clinical problems, including first-episode psychosis, substance abuse, eating disorders, and legal issues on the inpatient service. The editors bring expertise to bear on a wide range of treatments, including psychopharmacologic, psychodynamic, and milieu approaches.
Thoroughly updated for its Seventh Edition, this House Officer Series volume will remain a best-seller among medical students in psychiatry clerkships, psychiatric residents, other mental health professionals, and primary care physicians. This succinctly written pocket-sized textbook provides the key information readers need to succeed in rounds and pass board exams.
Chapters provide complete, up-to-the-minute coverage of all major disorders, psychotherapies, and biological therapies. Diagnostic discussions are aligned with DSM-IV-TR and treatment recommendations are given in stepwise fashion. This edition describes several new disorders, provides greater coverage of psychotherapies, offers up-to-date information on psychopharmacology, and includes contemporary neuroscience and molecular genetics.
This rapid reference delivers…
• Detailed coverage of medication usage—including both FDA-approved and evidence-based off-label uses.
• Precautions and warnings help readers avoid prescribing errors and adverse drug interactions.
• Emphasis on recent and highly used medications, with older and less often used agents grouped in an Appendix.
• Convenient, reader-friendly organization makes essential information easy to find and use.
NEW to the Fifth Edition…
• Increased focus on medication effects and cost-effectiveness
• New information on cardiac function and risk factors in patients taking stimulants
• Long-term suicide risks associated with SSRIs
• Longer term outcomes of major depression treatment
• Use of anticonvulsant medications in patients with bipolar disorder
• Weight gain in patients taking antipsychotics