Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care: Behavioral Health in the Medical Setting
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By Robert C. Smith MD, MS, MACP, Dale D’Mello, MD, Gerald G. Osborn, DO, Laura Freilich, MD, FACP, Francesca C. Dwamena, MD, FACP, and Heather Laird-Fick, MD, MPH, FACP
Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care seeks to integrate medicine and psychiatry, as the authors’ systems-based biopsychosocial model proposes. It presents the evaluation and management of behavioral disorders as seen in the primary care setting. The book’s goal is not to make psychiatrists out of medical clinicians, but rather, to help clinicians manage common behavioral conditions that most often present in a medical setting.
The combined experiences in primary care of the authors—who specialize in both general internal medicine and psychiatry—provide the perfect background for a book of this nature. Having trained medical students, as well as internal and family medicine residents since 1986, their experience and research demonstrates the information they outline is effective and associated with improved mental and physical health outcomes.
Chapter Topics Include:
- Three Axioms of Mental Health Care for Medical Settings
- Mental Health Care Model
- Prescription Substance Misuse and Other Substance Misuse
- Enhancing Your Own Care
192 pp., 2019, softcover