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Anxiety Disorders
A Pocket Guide For Primary Care
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Main description:

Anxiety Disorders: A Pocket Guide for Primary Care is designed to help the primary care practitioner recognize, diagnose, and manage anxiety disorders in a busy clinical practice. The first several chapters give an overview of anxiety and the anxiety disorders, and provide the practitioner with practical information and techniques regarding the psychiatric evaluation and mental status examination in a primary care practice. Extremely effective modalities are available for the management of common mental disorders, including the anxiety disorders. The goal of treatment is not simply improvement but remission of symptoms and restoration of function. The Pocket Guide includes helpful chapters on psychopharmacology, psychopharmacotherapy, and psychologic treatment for the anxiety disorders.


Feature:

A pocket bedside medical reference


Easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach


Offers practical points based on both real patient-care experience and review of current medical literature


Back cover:

Recognition and treatment of psychiatric disorders is a rapidly growing demand for today’s busy primary care practitioners. In Anxiety Disorders: A Pocket Guide for Primary Care, distinguished clinicians combine over a century of experience into concise, practical information and techniques for the diagnosis, evaluation, and effective management of psychiatric disorders. This indispensable resource offers an easy to understand overview of anxiety disorders including adjustment disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and substance-induced anxiety disorder. The authors examine key somatic complaints and comorbidities that often mask underlying psychiatric problems and illuminate extremely effective treatment modalities in both psychological and pharmacotherapy.


With proper evaluation and management, primary care practitioners will bring greater quality of life to individuals affected by anxiety disorders. Anxiety Disorders: A Pocket Guide for Primary Care is a most-timely resource for diagnosing mental disease, educating patients, and improving treatment outcomes.


Contents:

ANXIETY DISORDERS A POCKET GUIDE for PRIMARY CARE Contents Contributing Authors ……………………………………………………………………. Preface…………………………………………………………………………………….. Foreword………………………………………………………………………………….. David M. Morgan, MD Acknowledgments………………………………………………………………………… Chapters 1 Overview of Anxiety and the Anxiety Disorders…………………………………… John R. Vanin 2 Brief Psychiatric History and Mental Status Examination……………………….. John R. Vanin 3 Psychopharmacology………………………………………………………………… John R. Vanin 4 Psychopharmacotherapy……………………………………………………………. John R. Vanin 5 Psychotherapy………………………………………………………………………... Kevin T. Larkin 6 Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety…………………………………………………. John R. Vanin 7 Panic Disorder………………………………… James D. Helsley 8 Specific Phobia………………………………………………………………………. John R. Vanin 9 Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)…………………………………………… James D. Helsley 10 Obsessive-CompulsiveDisorder…………………………………………………… James D. Helsley 11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder…………………………………………………….. James D. Helsley 12 Generalized Anxiety Disorder………………………………………chr(1


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781597452632
Publisher: Springer (Humana Press)
Publication date: December, 2007
Pages: 290

Subcategories: General Practice, Psychiatry