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Medical-Psychiatric Practice

Edited by G. Alan Stoudemire, M.D., and Barry S. Fogel, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-0-88048-426-8
  • Item #8426

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This volume is the second in a series of succinct, analytical reviews of advances in the psychiatric care of medically ill patients. Medical-Psychiatric Practice, Volume 2 is designed to help psychiatrists who specialize in the care of medical patients integrate psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and behavioral approaches to therapy, while dealing with complex systems of medical care, mental health care, and health care financing.

Under the guidance of an eminent editorial advisory board, the second volume includes critical reviews of the latest advances for medically ill patients in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry, medical-legal issues, and special topics such as psychiatric aspects of anesthesia and cardiac diseases.


  • Psychotherapy in Medically Ill Patients.

    Brief psychodynamically informed therapy for medically ill patients. Medical hypnosis.

    Psychopharmacology Updates.

    New psychotropics in medically ill patients. Parenteral use of psychotropic agents.

    Diagnostic Neuroradiology.

    SPECT imaging in medical psychiatry.

    Special Topics.

    Testing for genetic disorders. Cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Reproductive endocrinology. New reproductive technologies. Low-back pain rehabilitation.


    Multiple sclerosis: mood disorders, cognition, and psychoneuroimmunology. Parkinson's disease: recent developments of psychiatric interest. Psychiatric disorders in Huntington's disease.

    Medical-Legal Updates.

    Competency determinations. Living wills and advance medical treatment directives. Malpractice in psychiatric practice. Ethics in medical-psychiatric practice.

About the Authors

Alan Stoudemire, M.D., was Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, and Chief of Psychiatry at Emory University Hospital and Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia.

Barry S. Fogel, M.D., is the Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Since 1991, I have had a copy of Stoudemire and Fogel's Medical-Psychiatric Practice on my desk. Volume 2 promises to share another prominent place alongside it. Two thumbs up for an outstanding contribution to the field of medical psychiatry by two of its most productive scholars.—Robert O. Pasnau, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine

As a consultation psychiatrist who sees many patients on respirators and those with gastrojejunstomies, the long-needed chapter on parenteral use of psychotropic medication tickled me. Hands down the most insightful treatment by Schouten of the consultant psychiatrist and malpractice I have ever seen.—George B. Murray, M.D., Chief, The Avery D. Weisman, M.D., Psychiatry Consultation Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

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