"Lippincott's Primary Care Psychiatry," part of "The Primary Care Series," helps family practitioners, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and mental health practitioners understand, diagnose, and effectively treat the most common psychiatric problems seen in the primary care office setting. The introductory chapter provides practical tips for the primary care psychiatric interview and introduces the 'AMPS Screening tool', which is used to quickly screen for the most common psychiatric disorders. Subsequent chapters cover commonly encountered disorders and follow a user-friendly format: Introductory Case; Clinical Highlights; Clinical Significance; Diagnosis; Differential Diagnosis, including 'Not to Be Missed' points; Biopsychosocial Treatment, including 'When to Refer'; Practice Pointers case studies; ICD-9 codes; and, Practical Resources. "Lippincott's Primary Care Psychiatry" includes chapters on depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, and unexplained physical symptoms.
Special topic chapters on geriatric psychiatry, sleep disorders, suicide and violence risk assessment, and cultural considerations are also included. It includes features such as: full-color series design; anatomical wall chart for your office; consistent format throughout with specific headings; appendices include time-saving strategies and medication table; and, most authors dually trained in primary care and psychiatry. The companion Website includes fully searchable text and patient handouts for various psychiatric disorders.