By Christopher G. Goetz MD (auth.), Dilip V. Jests MD, Joseph H. Friedman MD (eds.)
Patients with many problems thought of basically "neurological" even have habit problems which are both missed, overlooked via the attending scientific neurologist, or spoke of a psychiatrist. actually, it really is turning into ever clearer that neurology and psychiatry percentage universal flooring and want one another. In Psychiatry for Neurologists, a panel of the world over well-known psychiatrists, neurologists, medical psychologists, and neuropsychiatrists evaluate for the scientific neurologist these features of psychiatry that effect the administration of neurological issues. at the one hand, the authors light up the neurological facets of such psychiatric issues as melancholy, nervousness problems, schizophrenia, hysteria, catatonia, addictions, and character problems. nonetheless, additionally they clarify intimately the psychiatric review of the neurological sufferer and talk about the behavioral facets of the main neurological issues, together with psychiatric issues of dementia and stroke, neuromuscular problems, the psychiatric elements of Parkinson's affliction, epilepsy, Huntington's disorder, Tourette's syndrome, and a number of sclerosis. extra chapters learn early life and geriatric issues, fatigue, delirium, psychopharmacology, and the issues of dealing with psychiatric emergencies in a neurological practice.
entire and well timed, Psychiatry for Neurologists is helping to shut the unreal hole setting apart neurology and psychiatry in order that neurologists suppose cozy dealing with the psychiatric points of the neurological issues they treat.
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History of detoxification and other substance treatment should be reviewed. Indeed, prior alcohol detoxification is a risk factor for complicated alcohol withdrawal syndromes such as delirium tremens. Risk factors and prior testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) such as sharing needles, multiple sexual partners, male homosexual contact, and exposure to HIV-positive individuals should be explored if clinically indicated. Patients and physicians are often uncomfortable discussing sexual histories.
Patients who experience only depressive spectrum symptoms are diagnosed as having a unipolar depressive disorder. Patients who experience both manic and depressive spectrum symptoms are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Depressive symptoms include sad or depressed mood, lack of energy (anergia), reduced interest or involvement in pleasurable activities (anhedonia), constricted sense of the future, hopelessness, helplessness, feelings of guilt, changes in vegetative functions of sleep, appetite, and sexual behavior, and suicidal ideation.
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