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When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition
A Guide for Psychotherapists
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Widely regarded as a standard clinical resource, this book helps practitioners think outside the mental health box and recognize when a client may need a medical evaluation. Part I provides an accessible overview of symptoms that can be observed in a standard mental status examination and may point to medical illness. Engaging case vignettes and interviewing pointers help readers hone their diagnostic skills. Part II presents concise facts--including basic medical information and physical and mental symptoms--on more than 60 diseases and syndromes. An easy-to-read chart in Part III cross-tabulates all of the disorders and symptoms for quick reference and comparison. New to This Edition *Reflects more than 15 years of advances in medical and mental health knowledge. *Updated throughout for DSM-5. *Additional medical disorders: celiac disease, traumatic brain injury, heavy-metal toxicity, and others. *Updated links to further reading on each health condition.


Introduction I. A Review of Symptoms The Need for Evaluation Observing the Mental Status Appearance and Behavior Mood (Affect) Speech Content of Thought Intellectual Resources Insight and Judgment Personality Change Diagnostic Principles II. 66 Disorders Adrenal Insufficiency AIDS Altitude Sickness Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Antidiuretic Hormone, Inappropriate Secretion Brain Abscess Brain Tumor Cancer Carcinoid Syndrome Cardiac Arrhythmias Celiac Disease Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Congestive Heart Failure Cryptococcosis Cushing's Syndrome Diabetes Mellitus Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Heavy-Metal Toxicity Herpes Encephalitis Homocystinuria Huntington's Disease Hyperparathyroidism Hypertensive Encephalopathy Hyperthyroidism Hypoparathyroidism Hypothyroidism Kidney Failure Klinefelter's Syndrome Liver Failure Lyme Disease Meniere's Syndrome Menopause Metachromatic Leukodystrophy Migraine Mitral Valve Prolapse Multiple Sclerosis Myasthenia Gravis Neurocutaneous Disorders Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus Parasitism Parkinson's Disease Pellagra Pernicious Anemia Pheochromocytoma Pneumonia Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Porphyria Postoperative Delirium Premenstrual Syndrome Prion Disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Protein Energy Malnutrition Pulmonary Thromboembolism Rheumatoid Arthritis Sensory Deficit Sickle-Cell Disease Sleep Apnea Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal Syphilis Systemic Infection Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Thiamine Deficiency Traumatic Brain Injury Wilson's Disease III. Symptom Summaries


ISBN-13: 9781462521791
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Guilford Publications)
Publication date: July, 2015
Pages: 228

Subcategories: Medical Diagnosis, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychotherapy