More Details about Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry : A Practical Guide for Clinicians

General Information  
Author(s)Henry A Nasrallah and Robert M McCarron and Craig R Keenan and Glen L Xiong
PublisherAmerican Psychiatric Association Publishing
ISBN9781585624799
Pages482
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearOctober 2014

Description

Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians was written for psychiatrists in training and in clinical practice, as well as other health care providers who wish to learn an evidence-based and user-friendly approach to prevent commonly encountered, treatable, and potentially deadly illnesses in their patients. The poor health and early mortality of people with serious mental illnesses has been well documented: People who have serious mental illness have increased general medical comorbid conditions, receive minimal preventive medical services, and have a reduced life span of as much as thirty years when compared to the general population. In addition, there is now extensive data showing bidirectional interactions between chronic medical illnesses and mental disorders. Clearly, treating the whole person, instead of the disorder in isolation, is critical to improving outcomes and reducing suffering. The book's logical structure makes it easy to use, with sections devoted to general principles of preventive psychiatry, cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, infections disorders