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Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2nd Edition
Editor: James L. Levenson
Pages:  1120   Hard Cover: 
ISBN: 1585621277
American Psychiatric Publishing     2011
List Price:  $222.00

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Description (From the Publisher):  

Already a classic, the new edition of Levenson s Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine offers significant updates in this increasingly important field of Psychiatry. From general principles of clinical assessment, including legal and ethical issues, to specific concerns in understanding and managing patients with psychiatric problems associated with virtually every organ system afflicted by every type of pathogenic process across the life cycle, authoritative chapters in this book will provide state of the art information and clinical guidance. Practitioners, residents and students who need to stay current with the rapidly expanding evidence-base in all aspects of this field pertinent to the care of patients in both ambulatory and hospital settings can do no better than to have this volume close at hand. --Joel Yager, M.D., Chair, American Psychiatric Association Steering Committee on Practice Guidelines Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine

The second edition of the Textbook of Psyshosomatic Medicine: Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill edited by James L. Levenson, M.D. provides up to date, evidence based information about the diagnosis and treatment of the common conditions seen in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Once again he has called upon a variety of national and international experts to write chapters on their particular areas of expertise. This will remain the classic reference book in this important subspecialty of psychiatry. --Daniel K. Winstead, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine

  (from first edition)   Psychosomatic Medicine-the newest psychiatric subspecialty formally approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-represents a scientific and clinical discipline that exists at the interface of psychiatry and medicine.  This scholarly and comprehensive new text-book represents the cutting edge in this burgeoning field and is destined to become the premier textbook for consultation-liaison trainees and those preparing to take the first certifying examination in July 2005.

     Meticulously researched, clearly written, and designed for ease of use, this comprehensive and scholarly textbook brings together the body of knowledge and skills that defines the subspecialty of Psychosomatic Medicine. Presenting the work of nearly 100 contributors, most of whom are nationally and internationally recognized experts, this textbook combines the latest research with extensive coverage of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy in medically ill patients.  It will be a valuable resource for providers caring for patients with serious comorbid medical  and psychiatric illnesses, including psychiatrists, other psychiatrists, other physicians, health psychologists, nurse clinical specialists, and medical social workers.

This definitive work covers the all major topics in psychosomatic medicine, including:

  • General Principles in Evaluation and Management—Presents a detailed approach to psychiatric assessment and consultation, essential to comprehensive care in the medical setting; psychological and neuropsychological assessment; legal and ethical issues that arise in psychiatric care of the medically ill; and a review of psychological, emotional, and behavioral responses to illness.
  • Symptoms and Disorders—Includes epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and assessment, etiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of more than 17 psychiatric disorders and conditions in the medically ill, as well as their effects on medical disorders.
  • Specialties and Subspecialties—Encyclopedically reviews psychiatric disorders in the context of specific medical diseases, organized by specialty and subspecialty, including the subspecialties of internal medicine, surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, physical medicine, and dermatology.
  • Treatment—Discusses treatment and management of psychiatric disorders in the medically ill, including psychopharmacology, psychosocial treatments, electroconvulsive therapy, and palliative care.

Table of Contents:

Part I.  General Principles in Evaluation and Management

Chapter 1.     Psychiatric Assessment and Consultation

Chapter 2.     Neuropsychological and Psychological Evaluation

Chapter 3.     Legal Issues

Chapter 4.     Ethical Issues

Chapter 5.     Psychological Responses to Illness

Part II.  Symptoms and Disorders

Chapter 6.     Delirium

Chapter 7.     Dementia

Chapter 8.     Aggression and Violence

Chapter 9.     Depression

Chapter 10.   Suicidality

Chapter 11.   Mania, Catatonia, and Psychosis

Chapter 12.   Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 13.   Somatization and Somatoform Disorders

Chapter 14.   Deception Syndromes:  Factitious Disorders and Malingering

Chapter 15.   Eating Disorders

Chapter 16.   Sleep Disorders

Chapter 17.   Sexual Disorders

Chapter 18.   Substance-Related Disorders

Part III.  Specialties and Subspecialties

Chapter 19.   Heart Disease

Chapter 20.   Lung Disease

Chapter 21.   Gastrointestinal Disease

Chapter 22.   Renal Disease

Chapter 23.   Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders

Chapter 24.   Oncology

Chapter 25.   Rheumatology

Chapter 26.   Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndromes

Chapter 27.   Infectious Diseases

Chapter 28.   HIV/AIDS

Chapter 29.   Dermatology

Chapter 30.   Surgery

Chapter 31.   Organ Transplantation

Chapter 32.   Neurology and Neurosurgery

Chapter 33.   Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chapter 34.   Pediatrics

Chapter 35.   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Chapter 36.   Pain

Part IV.  Treatment

Chapter 37.   Psychopharmacology

Chapter 38.   Psychosocial Treatment

Chapter 39.   Electroconvulsive Therapy

Chapter 40.   Palliative Care


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