In Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, practicing psychiatrists and neurologists provide essential input into neuropsychiatric assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer disease and traumatic brain injury. The manual provides invaluable information on both evaluation/diagnosis and treatment. Case studies offer real-life clinical experiences by some of the country’s leading experts in the field. Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias Includes DSM-IV-TR cognitive disorders and addresses other cognitive syndromes and psychiatric symptoms that may confound diagnosis. Provides clinical insights into the diagnostic signs and symptoms of dementing illnesses, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementias, delirium, amnesia, and other cognitive disorders. Reviews the psychiatric syndromes that are related to dementing illnesses and deals with their treatment. Discusses the detection and management of depression in the evaluation of a person with a cognitive complaint or symptoms. Emphasizes the behavioral disorders that accompany dementing illness and presents an approach to their pharmacological and nonpharmacological management. Delineates clinical workup for medical conditions that may underly cognitive or other psychiatric symptoms. Provides an overview of clinical tools and techniques for diagnosing cognitive dysfunction, including history taking, mental status evaluation, physical and neurological examination, and neuropsychological testing. Presents an illustrated review of the most current techniques of neuroimaging in differential diagnosis. Includes key clinical points in every chapter summarizing important concepts.
In addition to topics covered in the textbook, the manual includes a chapter on community resources to enable clinicians to better support patients and families through local and national organizations and agencies. This text is a must-have reference for clinical psychiatrists, resident fellows, residents in training, medical students in psychiatry rotations, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.
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Diagnose and treat your patients confidently with Fundamentals of Pain Medicine. This comprehensive new resource addresses the concerns you face when treating your patients with acute and chronic pain. Chapters present the key pain management options available today along with expert advice and insight into overcoming diagnostic and therapeutic obstacles, including prescribing medications and avoiding opioid abuse. In addition to interventional and non-interventional treatments, multidisciplinary approaches such as physical therapy, complementary therapy, and chiropractic treatment are presented.
Fundamentals of Pain Medicine is an essential guide for any healthcare professional seeking to improve the quality of pain treatments and patients’ comfort.
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Applied kinesiology uses diagnostic muscle tests in conjunction with standard examination procedures to determine the causes of health problems. Written for professionals and nonprofessionals alike, Applied Kinesiology includes 32 muscle tests and a step-by-step guide for applying specific correction techniques.
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The authors of this book set out a system of safety strategies and interventions for managing patient safety on a day-to-day basis and improving safety over the long term. These strategies are applicable at all levels of the healthcare system from the frontline to the regulation and governance of the system.
There have been many advances in patient safety, but we now need a new and broader vision that encompasses care throughout the patient’s journey. The authors argue that we need to see safety through the patient’s eyes, to consider how safety is managed in different contexts and to develop a wider strategic and practical vision in which patient safety is recast as the management of risk over time. Most safety improvement strategies aim to improve reliability and move closer toward optimal care. However, healthcare will always be under pressure and we also require ways of managing safety when conditions are difficult. We need to make more use of strategies concerned with detecting, controlling, managing and responding to risk. Strategies for managing safety in highly standardised and controlled environments are necessarily different from those in which clinicians constantly have to adapt and respond to changing circumstances.
This work is supported by the Health Foundation. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.
The charity’s aim is a healthier population in the UK, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. The Foundation carries out policy analysis and makes grants to front-line teams to try ideas in practice and supports research into what works to make people’s lives healthier and improve the health care system, with a particular emphasis on how to make successful change happen.
A key part of the work is to make links between the knowledge of those working to deliver health and health care with research evidence and analysis. The aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. Good health and health care are vital for a flourishing society. Through sharing what is known, collaboration and building people’s skills and knowledge, the Foundation aims to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.
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This book reviews all important aspects of anxiety disorders with the aim of shedding new light on these disorders through combined understanding of traditional and novel paradigms. The book is divided into five sections, the first of which reinterprets anxiety from a network science perspective, examining the altered topological properties of brain networks in anxiety disorders. The second section discusses recent advances in understanding of the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, covering, for example, gene-environmental interactions and the roles of neurotransmitter systems and the oxytocin system. A wide range of diagnostic and clinical issues in anxiety disorders are then addressed, before turning attention to contemporary treatment approaches in the context of novel bio-psychosocial-behavioral models, including bio- and neurofeedback, cognitive behavioral therapy, neurostimulation, virtual reality exposure therapy, pharmacological interventions, psychodynamic therapy, and CAM options. The final section is devoted to precision psychiatry in anxiety disorders, an increasingly important area as we move toward personalized treatment.
Anxiety Disorders will be of interest for all researchers and clinicians in the field.
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Body MRI: Cases in Radiology serves as a ready reference of 141 cases and nearly 900 superb quality images of common and uncommon conditions encountered in the daily practice of body MRI. The book is specifically intended for radiology residents and fellows as a study guide to broaden clinical knowledge and improve diagnostic skills when reviewing MR images of the liver, biliary system, pancreas, urinary tract, adrenal glands, peritoneal cavity, spleen, gastrointestinal system, female genital tract, vascular system, and heart.
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