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Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry

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Sue Bailey, Dinesh Bhugra
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  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781908020406

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  • A practical manual on dealing with physical diseases that commonly affect psychiatric patients. As a psychiatrist, you may be the only medically qualified person caring for your patient. So what do you do when your patient with bipolar disorder also has poorly controlled asthma? Someone taking antipsychotic medication complains of chest pain - what action do you need to take? Your elderly patient with dementia shows signs of respiratory distress following a fall - do you manage this yourself, or arrange a transfer to the emergency department? People with a mental illness or intellectual disability are especially vulnerable to physical illness but may not have easy access to a primary care doctor. All psychiatrists must be able to deal with medical emergencies and minor injuries, interpret basic medical investigations and recognise where and when to get help from a general practitioner or another specialist. Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry addresses this need.

    • Presents basic information on common problems that may affect psychiatric patients.
    • Offers recommendations on regular medical review and disease screening
    • Enables readers to have the confidence to deal with common medical emergencies and offers advice on when to refer to a specialist
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    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781908020406
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 190 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Sue Bailey
    Foreword Dinesh Bhugra
    Preface
    Section I. Improving Physical Health:
    1. Meeting the physical health needs of people with mental disorders and disabilities
    2. Lifestyle and risks to physical health
    3. General practice in the UK
    4. The role of nurses
    5. The role of health professionals allied to medicine
    6. Tobacco smoking
    7. Obesity and weight management
    8. Physical activity
    9. Physical health standards and examination
    10. The neurological examination
    11. Medico-legal aspects of the treatment of patients with mental illness or learning disabilities
    Section II. Medical Specialties:
    12. Cardiovascular disease
    13. Respiratory disease
    14. Neurological disorders
    15. Endocrinology
    16. Diabetes
    17. Hepatology
    18. Blood-borne viruses
    19. Sexual health
    20. Contraception, pregnancy, the puerperium and breastfeeding
    21. Cancer
    Section III. Psychiatric Specialties and Physical Health:
    22. Alcohol
    23. Drug misuse
    24. Physical aspects of mental illness in children and adolescents
    25. Forensic psychiatric services
    26. General adult psychiatry
    27. Intellectual disabilities
    28. Liaison psychiatry
    29. Old age psychiatry
    30. Physical effects of eating disorders
    Section IV. Medical Emergencies and Injuries:
    31. Emergency medicine
    32. Minor injuries.

  • Editors

    Irene Cormac

    David Gray

    Contributors

    Sue Bailey, Dinesh Bhugra

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