When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders: A Guide for Psychotherapists

  • ISBN 9781462521760

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Widely regarded as a standard clinical resource, this book helps practitioners think outside the mental health box and recognize when a client may urgently need a medical evaluation. Part I provides an accessible overview of symptoms that can be observed in a standard mental status examination and may point to medical illness. Engaging case vignettes and interviewing pointers help readers hone their diagnostic skills. Part II presents concise facts-including basic medical information and physical and mental symptoms-on more than 60 diseases and syndromes. An easy-to-read chart in Part III cross-tabulates all of the disorders and symptoms for quick reference and comparison. New to This Edition * Reflects more than 15 years of advances in medical and mental health knowledge. * Updated throughout for DSM-5. * Additional medical disorders: celiac disease, traumatic brain injury, heavy metal toxicity, and others. * Updated links to further reading on each health condition.
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