Description of Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry
For generations of practitioners, the Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry has been and is the “gold standard” guide to consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. The fully updated 7th Edition, by Drs. Theodore A. Stern, Oliver Freudenreich, Felicia A. Smith, Gregory L. Fricchione, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, provides an authoritative, easy-to-understand review of the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of psychiatric problems experienced by adults and children with medical and surgical conditions.
Covers the psychological impact of chronic medical problems and life-threatening diseases, somatic symptom disorders, organ donors and recipients, pain, substance abuse, and polypharmacy, including a thorough review of drug actions and interactions, metabolism, and elimination.
- Features DSM-5 updates throughout, as well as case studies in every chapter.
- Contains practical tips on how to implement the most current and effective pharmacological therapies as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches.
About the Author
Theodore A. Stern is the Chief of The Avery D. Weisman, M.D. Psychiatry Consultation Service (a service that performs more than 3,500 new psychiatric consultations each year on medical and surgical floors) and Director of the Office of Clinical Careers at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Felicia A. Smith was previously a co-editor on this title and has been selected again by Dr. Stern to collaborate on the revision. She is a graduate of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Following graduation, she remained on staff and, in 2008, was named director of the Acute Psychiatry Service at MGH.