Psychosomatic Medicine

ISBN : 9780199329311

Kurt D. Ackerman; Andrea F. DiMartini
488 ページ
101 x 181 mm

Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) is a rapidly developing subspecialty of psychiatry focusing on psychiatric care of patients with other medical disorders. PM specialists diagnose and manage psychiatric symptoms in a variety of medical settings, optimize their patients' medical care, and expand understanding regarding the role of psychological factors in health and disease. Dr. Kurt Ackerman and Dr. Andrea DiMartini presernt Psychosomatic Medicine , portable handbook geared to helping psychiatric and other medical practitioners and trainees to stay current in their understanding of the practice of psychosomatic medicine. Drawing practical techniques and wisdom from their team of contributors, Psychosomatic Medicine provides readers with historical background, key clinical information and guidelines, readily accessible charts and tables, exercises to aid in self-assestment, and suggestions for further reading to spark additional learning in this rapidly developing field of psychiatry.


1. History of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
2. Psychiatric Consultation in the Inpatient General Medical Setting
Psychiatric Diagnosis and Management in the General Medical Setting
3. Mood Disorders and Insomnia in the General Medical Setting
4. Anxiety in the General Medical Setting
5. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
6. Psychopharmacology in the General Medical Setting
7. Management of Agitation in the General Medical Setting
8. Strategies to Improve Coping and Manage Maladaptive Behaviors in the General Medical Setting
9. Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity
Psychiatric Presentations Associated with Neurologic and Other Medical Conditions
10. Delirium
11. Neurocognitive Disorders in the General Medical Setting
12. Psychiatric Presentations Associated with Neurologic Illness
13. Psychiatric Presentations Associated with Organ Failure and Systemic Illness
Emergent Complications of Medication and Substance Use
14. Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome
15. Toxidromes: Toxicology and the Psychiatric Patient
16. Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal States in the General Medical Setting
Special Topics in Psychosomatic Medicine
17. Perinatal Psychiatry
18. Psycho-Oncology
19. Organ Transplant Psychiatry
20. Psychiatric Evaluation and Management of Pain
21. Psychiatry in Palliative Care
22. Future Directions in Psychosomatic Medicine


Kurt D. Ackerman, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He serves as Medical Director of Adult Mood and Anxiety Services, and Behavioral Health IT, at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. His research has focused on clinical applications of psychoneuroimmunology. Current interests include development of educational tools, order sets, and clinical pathways for treatment of psychiatric issues in a general medical setting.