Psychotic Disorders: A Practical Guide

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Sep 1, 2007 - Medical - 274 pages

This new addition to the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series is a clinically oriented pocket guide to diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses. Using the conversational style and case vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Freudenreich shows how to recognize psychotic signs and symptoms, arrive at a clinical diagnosis that explains the psychosis, and treat the disorder. Close attention is given to management of medical comorbidity, antipsychotic-induced side effects, and drug interactions. Coverage also includes prognostic considerations and forensic and social aspects of schizophrenia. Appendices contain pocket cards covering emergencies, rating scales, and wellness.

The Practical Guides in Psychiatry series provides quick, concise information for professionals on the front lines of mental health care. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, these invaluable resources take you through each step of the psychiatric care process, delivering fast facts and helpful strategies that help you provide effective and compassionate care to your patients.

 

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Contents

Psychotic Signs and Symptoms
2
Psychosis Interview
14
SECTION II
16
DIAGNOSIS AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF PSYCHOSIS
21
Delirium
22
DrugInduced Psychosis
29
Secondary Schizophrenia
36
Psychiatric Differential Diagnosis of Psychosis
45
Psychologic TreatmentsThe Family
144
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
151
SECTION IV
152
PROGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
159
Medical Morbidity and Mortality
160
HIVAIDS and Serious Mental Illness
167
Dual Diagnosis
173
Nicotine Dependence
179

SchizophreniaSpectrum Disorders
54
Diagnosing SchizophreniaClinical Approach
63
SECTION III
64
TREATMENT OF PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
71
Emergency Management of Acute Psychosis
72
PhaseSpecific Treatment of Schizophrenia
79
AntipsychoticsOverview
86
AntipsychoticsMotor Side Effects
94
AntipsychoticsNonmotor Side Effects
102
AntipsychoticsClinical Effectiveness
109
Ancillary Medications
116
Drug Interactions
123
Polypharmacy
130
Psychologic TreatmentsThe Patient
137
Refractory Psychosis and Clozapine
186
Negative Symptoms
193
Cognition in Schizophrenia
199
Depression and Suicide
206
Illness Insight and Medication Adherence
214
Forensic Aspects of Schizophrenia Care
221
Social Aspects of Schizophrenia Care
229
APPENDICES
237
A Emergency Cards
238
B Assessment Scale Cards
243
Wellness Cards
250
Suggested Readings Citations
259
Index
265
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