Catatonia

Author: Max Fink
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521032360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teaches the reader how to identify and treat catatonia successfully, and describes its neurobiology.

Bewegungsst rungen bei psychischen Erkrankungen

Author: Thomas Jahn
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642185339
Format: PDF
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Bewegungsstörungen auf den Grund gehen... Patienten mit psychischen Erkrankungen leiden viel häufiger als angenommen unter Störungen der Motorik und Psychomotorik. Oftmals stellt sich für den behandelnden Arzt die Frage, was dahinter steckt: Bewegungsstörungen als Ausdruck der Erkrankung? Sekundäre Effekte der Therapie mit Psychopharmaka? Möglicherweise sogar Indikatoren diskreter neurophysiologischer Dysfunktionen, die schon prämorbid bestehen und so Risikogruppen charakterisieren? Vor diesem Hintergrund erhält die Kenntnis über Bewegungsstörungen bei psychiatrischen und psychosomatischen Patienten erhebliche Bedeutung für Forschung und Behandlung. Im ersten deutschsprachigen Fachbuch zu diesem Thema werden alle wesentlichen Aspekte ausführlich erläutert. Ein Anhang beschreibt empfehlenswerte Skalen und Methoden zur Untersuchung von Bewegungsstörungen, die den Kliniker bei der Diagnostik unterstützen. Für alle Berufsgruppen, die in Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Klinischer (Neuro-)Psychologie arbeiten und sich mit dem komplexen Thema Bewegungsstörungen konfrontiert sehen, bietet dieses Werk die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse.

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Author: Michael B. First
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119964636
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Two key challenges face mental health practitioners: making the correct psychiatric diagnosis and choosing the most appropriate treatment option. This book aims to help with both. Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders - Second Edition combines clinically-relevant information about each of theDSM-IV-TR diagnoses with clear, detailed information on treatment options, giving full clinical management advice. Once again, the editors, both leading psychiatrists, have condensed the chapters on Disorders from Tasman et al’s acclaimed two volume textbook of Psychiatry (now in its Third Edition), retaining only the content they deem particularly relevant to the clinician for ease of use. Each disorder is discussed under the headings of Diagnosis (including Assessment Issues, Comorbidity, Course, and Differential Diagnosis, giving diagnostic decision trees where relevant) and Treatment (listing all therapeutic options, giving practical advice for patient management, summarising treatment specifics with tables and treatment flowcharts). The original edition established itself as the first point of reference for any clinician or mental health practitioner needing expert advice on therapeutic options for any psychiatric disorder. This edition features an additional chapter on the psychiatric interview and assessment of mental status to increase its utility. It echoes the progress in psychiatry regarding the establishment of an evidenced-based model of taxonomy, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment. Indeed, from a psychologist's perspective, the equal consideration provided to empirically supported psychosocial treatments versus somatic treatment is a significant development in the field of psychiatry. Jonathan Weinand in PsycCritiques, the American Psychological Association Review of Books

Die Katatonie

Author: Karl Kahlbaum
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845724293
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Psychiater Karl Kahlbaum beschreibt im vorliegenden Band den Zustand der Katatonie anhand zahlreicher Fallbeispiele. Er erl utert detailliert Ursachen, Varianten und Symptome der Krankheit sowie m gliche Therapien f r ihre Heilung. Sorgf ltig berarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1874.

The Comatose Patient

Author: Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199331235
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Comatose Patient, Second Edition, is a critical historical overview of the concepts of consciousness and unconsciousness, covering all aspects of coma within 100 detailed case vignettes. This comprehensive text includes principles of neurologic examination of comatose patients as well as instruction of the FOUR Score coma scale, and also discusses landmark legal cases and ethical problems. As the Chair of Division of Critical Care Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wijdicks uses his extensive knowledge to discuss a new practical multistep approach to the diagnosis of the comatose patient. Additionally, this edition includes extensive coverage of the interpretation of neuroimaging and its role in daily practice and decision making, as well as management in the emergency room and ICU. Dr. Wijdicks details long-term supportive care and an appropriate approach to communication with family members about end-of-life decision making. In addition, video clips on neurologic examination and neurologic manifestations seen in comatose patients can be found here: http://oxfordmedicine.com/comatosepatient2e. All video recordings from the first edition have been reformatted and remastered for optimal use, and several more video clips of patients have also been included.

What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM 5

Author: Edward Shorter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317568729
Format: PDF
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What Psychiatry Left Out of the DSM-5: Historical Mental Disorders Today covers the diagnoses that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) failed to include, along with diagnoses that should not have been included, but were. Psychiatry as a field is over two centuries old and over that time has gathered great wisdom about mental illnesses. Today, much of that knowledge has been ignored and we have diagnoses such as "schizophrenia" and "bipolar disorder" that do not correspond to the diseases found in nature; we have also left out disease labels that on a historical basis may be real. Edward Shorter proposes a history-driven alternative to the DSM.

Elektrokonvulsionstherapie

Author: Thomas Baghai
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709137527
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Elektrokonvulsionstherapie (EKT), d.h. die Auslösung eines generalisierten Krampfanfalls unter kontrollierten Bedingungen aus therapeutischen Gründen, erlebt seit ihrer Einführung 1938 derzeit eine Renaissance. Trotz aller Fortschritte in der Entwicklung neuer psychopharmakologischer und nicht-pharmakologischer Therapieverfahren bleibt die EKT weiterhin die wirksamste Therapieform für einige psychiatrische Krankheitsbilder. Moderne Weiterentwicklungen der Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin lassen es nun zu, viele medizinischen Kontraindikationen der EKT zu relativieren und diese Behandlungsform einer größeren Patientenzahl anzubieten. Erstmals wird für den deutschen Sprachraum ein Lehrbuch angeboten, das einen umfassenden Leitfaden für die klinische Praxis darstellt wie auch den aktuellen Stand der wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse bezüglich der Grundlagen- und Therapieforschung der EKT und anderer biologischer nichtpharmakologischer Therapieverfahren zusammenfasst.

Clinician s Guide to Psychiatric Care

Author: Wei Jiang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019536595X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Psychiatric illnesses are common co-morbidities among patients who are medically ill. Approximately 50% of patients who visit primary care physicians regularly are primarily affected by psychiatric problems. Many primary care physicians (including family physicians and general internists) and other non-psychiatric specialist physicians encounter patients with psychiatric symptoms on a daily basis during their routine practice. Few non-psychiatric physicians, however, feel comfortable managing psychiatric conditions. This pocket-sized guide is designed to provide a concise, practical overview of the management and treatment of common psychiatric disorders, including such conditions as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. The book will feature an overview of the general practice of Psychiatry, including guidance on mental status examination and diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment, and psychotherapy, as well as a detailed section on psychiatric pharmacotherapies. The remaining chapters of the book are organized by symptom-based presentations of patients to physicians, rather than by diseases or diagnosis, such as 'The Depressed Patient' or 'The Insomniac Patient.' This unique approach is highly practical and reflects real-world physician experience in clinical settings in assessing and managing psychiatric disorders. Each symptom-based chapter will present a typical patient case followed by an outline of commonly seen symptoms, bedside assessments, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and treatment options, as well as guidance on when to call for psychiatric consultation. This book will focus on differentials that will help non-psychiatric physicians gain a greater understanding of psychiatric conditions and will provide directions for triage. The uniqueness of psychiatric problems in co-morbid medical conditions will be described, as well as interventional considerations. This book should serve as a very user-friendly and reliable tool for non-psychiatric physicians, especially for primary care physicians and internists for their daily clinical practice.