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In This Issue: Fall 2013
Psychosomatic Medicine and Integrated Care
Supportive Oncology: New Models for the Role of Psychiatry in Cancer Care
Treatment advances have resulted in the creation of large numbers of cancer survivors, and to the recognition that cancer is now often a chronic, rather than acutely life-threatening, illness. Evolution of our scientific and clinical understanding of the human dimensions of cancer and cancer care can be encapsulated in the progression of descriptive terms from psycho-oncology, to psychosocial oncology, to supportive oncology.
Evaluation of Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
With the shifting demographic pattern toward more aged individuals, more physicians will be needed who have competency in the differential diagnosis for cognitive impairment. Psychiatrists who can evaluate patients for mood and different cognitive disorders will be key societal contributors in caring for the growing elderly population.
Collaborative Care Models for Comorbid Medical and Behavioral Health Conditions
The integration of behavioral health and primary care has become an increasingly important topic, with health care reform placing new emphasis on providing care that meets the spirit of the “Triple Aim”: better clinical outcomes, cost containment, and enhancing the patient experience of care.
Deborah J. Hales, M.D.,
is Director of Education at the American Psychiatric Association and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University.
Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D., is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and the Polier Endowed Chair in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California; Vice-Chairman and Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Deborah J. Hales, M.D.
Mark Hyman Rapaport, M.D.
Patient Management Exercise
Ian A. Cook, M.D., Associate Editor
Laura W. Roberts, M.D., Associate Editor
Senior Advisory Board
Carol A. Bernstein, M.D.
Paula J. Clayton, M.D.
Pedro L. Delgado, M.D.
Howard H. Goldman, M.D.
Ira M. Lesser, M.D.
Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D.
Pedro Ruiz, M.D.
Stephen C. Scheiber, M.D.
Daniel K. Winstead, M.D.
Joel Yager, M.D.
Josepha A. Cheong, M.D.
Laura Dunn, M.D.
John B. Herman, M.D.
Donald M. Hilty, M.D.
Geetha Jayaram, M.D., M.B.A.
Thomas A.M. Kramer, M.D.
Daryl Matthews, M.D.
Cheryl F. McCartney, M.D.
Philip R. Muskin, M.D.
Michele T. Pato, M.D.
Cynthia W. Santos, M.D.
Deborah Spitz, M.D.
James W. Thompson, M.D., M.P.H.
Joyce A. Tinsley, M.D.
Owen M. Wolkowitz, M.D.
FOCUS Self-Assessment Editorial Board
J. Michael Bostwick, M.D.
Robert Boland, M.D.
Arden D. Dingle, M.D.
Laura Fochtmann, M.D.
James W. Jefferson, M.D.
Vishal Madaan, M.D.
Annette M. Matthews, M.D.
Rima Styra, M.D.
Marcia L. Verduin, M.D.
Isaac Wood, M.D.
Joel Yager, M.D.
Eric R. Williams, M.D.