CRITICAL CARE

Enhancing Your Own Care

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen In this chapter, we consider 3 issues that can improve your conduct of mental health care: working as a team, referral, and personal awareness. The first…

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Personality Disorders

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Personality is a complex concept—and an important one: it reflects human beings’ basic psychological infrastructure.1,2 This means that it plays a critical role in determining how…

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Psychotic Disorders

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen We consider psychotic disorders to reside primarily in the domain of psychiatry. But primary care and other medical physicians almost always see these patients at some…

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Other Disorders and Issues in Primary Care

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen In this chapter, we consider some other important mental health issues encountered in medical settings. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of these disorders can prevent misdiagnoses…

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The Diagnostic Interview

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen At this point, it’s time to consider the diagnostic interview. By now you know the major mental disorders you will need to master in medical settings—depression,…

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Generalized Anxiety and Related Disorders

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Anxiety is a universal, adaptive human experience keeping us alert and safe from danger. It produces our “fight or flight” responses to perceived threats. Anxiety is…

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Major Depression and Related Disorders

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen To this point, from Chapters 1, 2, 3, you have learned about the frequent physical symptom presentation of mental health problems in medical settings. And you…

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Mental Health Care Model

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INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Let’s summarize where we have been and where this chapter is going. From Chapters 1 and 2, you learned that mental disorders often occur in patients…

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