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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychiatric Care of the Medically III, Second Edition

Edited by James L. Levenson, M.D.
2011
1,200 pages
ISBN 978-1-58562-379-2
Hardcover
Item #62379



Extensively updated in this second edition, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine: Psychiatric Care of the Medically III is the preeminent reference for this new subspecialty, which has grown from a field relying on clinical experience and theory into a discipline grounded in empirical research with relevance throughout medical care. The authors and editorial board who shaped this text include psychiatrists and clinicians from nine countries with particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions in complex medically ill patients.

This book captures the diversity of the field, whose practitioners—scholars, physicians, and clinicians of varied backgrounds—represent a multiplicity of perspectives and do not always agree on some issues. A quarter of the chapters are entirely new, and all have been extensively revised. This comprehensive text


  • Presents a detailed approach to psychiatric assessment and consultation in medical settings
  • Covers general principles in evaluation and management, legal and ethical issues, and psychological reactions to illness
  • Examines a variety of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in the medically ill, including dementia, depression, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction, and substance abuse
  • Reviews disease- and organ system-specific issues associated with 20 medical specialties, including epidemiology and risk factors; the effects of the psychiatric disorder on medical disorders and, conversely, the effects of medical diseases on the psyche; clinical features; diagnosis and assessment; differential diagnosis; management; and treatment
  • Summarizes psychiatric treatment in the medically ill, including psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and palliative care

Up-to-date, scholarly, and encyclopedic in scope, this text also reflects an understanding that the clinician must approach each patient as a unique individual coping with illness and medical treatment. A central task of the psychiatrist working with the medically ill is to empathically apprehend each patient’s subjective experience of illness in order to design therapeutic interventions that modulate the patient’s behavioral or emotional responses, decrease the patient’s distress, and improve the patient’s medical outcomes. Clinicians who evaluate and treat medically ill patients with psychiatric disorders will turn to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine time and time again for guidance in this task.

Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Part I: General Principles in Evaluation and Management. Psychiatric assessment and consultation. Legal issues. Ethical issues. Psychological responses to illness. Part II: Symptoms and Disorders. Delirium. Dementia. Aggression and violence. Depression. Suicidality. Psychosis, mania, and catatonia. Anxiety disorders. Somatization and somatoform disorders. Deception syndromes: factitious disorders and malingering. Eating disorders. Sleep disorders. Sexual disorders. Substance-related disorders. Part III: Specialties and Subspecialties. Heart disease. Lung disease. Gastrointestinal disorders. Renal disease. Endocrine and metabolic disorders. Oncology. Hematology. Rheumatology. Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia syndromes. Infectious diseases. HIV/AIDS. Dermatology. Surgery. Organ transplantation. Neurology and neurosurgery. Obstetrics and gynecology. Pediatrics. Physical medicine and rehabilitation. Pain. Medical toxicology. Part IV: Treatment. Psychopharmacology. Psychotherapy. Electroconvulsive therapy. Palliative care. Index.
"Already a classic, the new edition of Levenson’s Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine offers significant updates in this increasingly important field of Psychiatry. From general principles of clinical assessment, including legal and ethical issues, to specific concerns in understanding and managing patients with psychiatric problems associated with virtually every organ system afflicted by every type of pathogenic process across the life cycle, authoritative chapters in this book will provide state of the art information and clinical guidance. Practitioners, residents and students who need to stay current with the rapidly expanding evidence-base in all aspects of this field pertinent to the care of patients in both ambulatory and hospital settings can do no better than to have this volume close at hand."—Joel Yager, M.D., Chair, APA Steering Committee Practice Guidelines, Prof Psychiatry, Univ of CO, Prof Emer, Dept Psychiatry, UCLA School of Med, Prof Emer, Dept Psychiatry, Univ of NM School of Med

"The second edition of the Textbook of Psyshosomatic Medicine: Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill edited by James L. Levenson, M.D. provides up to date, evidence based information about the diagnosis and treatment of the common conditions seen in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Once again he has called upon a variety of national and international experts to write chapters on their particular areas of expertise. This will remain the classic reference book in this important subspecialty of psychiatry."—Daniel K. Winstead, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Medicine

Susan E. Abbey, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Yesne Alici, M.D.
Andrew A. Angelino, M.D.
David J. Axelrod, M.D., J.D.
Rosemary Basson, M.D.
Madeleine Becker, M.D., M.A.
Charles H. Bombardier, Ph.D.
John Michael Bostwick, M.D.
William Breitbart, M.D.
Rebecca W. Brendel, M.D., J.D.
Brenda Bursch, Ph.D.
Alan J. Carson, M.B.Ch.B., M.Phil., M.D., F.R.C.Psych.
Harvey Max Chochinov, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Michael R. Clark, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Kathy L. Coffman, M.D.
Lewis M. Cohen, M.D.
Catherine C. Crone, M.D.
Daniel Cukor, Ph.D.
Niccolo D. Della Penna, M.D.
Michael J. Devlin, M.D.
Mary Amanda Dew, Ph.D.
Chris Dickens, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Andrea F. DiMartini, M.D.
Christopher R. Dobbelstein, M.D.
Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D.
Steven A. Epstein, M.D.
Jesse R. Fann, M.D., M.P.H.
Charles V. Ford, M.D.
Andrew Francis, Ph.D., M.D.
Oliver Freudenreich, M.D.
Gregory L. Fricchione, M.D.
Ann Goebel-Fabbri, Ph.D.
Mark S. Groves, M.D.
Madhulika A. Gupta, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Elspeth Guthrie, M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.Psych., M.Sc., M.D.
Daniel Hicks, M.D.
Michael R. Irwin, M.D.
Joel P. Jahraus, M.D.
Richard Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D.
Paul L. Kimmel, M.D.
Lois E. Krahn, M.D.
Elisabeth J. Shakin Kunkel, M.D.
Maeve Leonard, M.B., M.R.C.Psych.
James L. Levenson, M.D.
Madeline Li, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Antonio Lobo, M.D., Ph.D.
Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.
Dimitri D. Markov, M.D.
Elaine Martin, M.D.
Mary Jane Massie, M.D.
David J. Meagher, M.D., M.R.C.Psych., M.Sc.
Franklin G. Miller, Ph.D.
Kimberley Miller, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Gail Musen, Ph.D.
Philip R. Muskin, M.D.
Shamim H. Nejad, M.D.
Patrick G. O�Malley, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Chiadi U. Onyike, M.D., M.H.S.
James A. Owen, Ph.D.
Olu Oyesanmi, M.D., M.P.H.
Pauline S. Powers, M.D.
Miguel �ngel Quintanilla, M.D., Ph.D.
J. J. Rasimas, M.D., Ph.D.
Keith G. Rasmussen, M.D.
Peter M. Rees, M.D., Ph.D.
Gary Rodin, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Donald L. Rosenstein, M.D.
Deborah Rosenthal-Asher, M.A.
Carlos A. Santana, M.D.
Pedro Saz, M.D., Ph.D.
Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D.
Peter A. Shapiro, M.D.
Michael C. Sharpe, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Psych.
Felicia A. Smith, M.D.
Jorge Luis Sotelo, M.D.
Theodore A. Stern, M.D.
Donna E. Stewart, M.D, F.R.C.P.C.
Jon Stone, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.
Nada Logan Stotland, M.D., M.P.H.
Margaret Stuber, M.D.
Glenn J. Treisman, M.D., Ph.D.
Paula T. Trzepacz, M.D.
Simone N. Vigod, M.D., F.R.C.P.C.
Crystal C. Watkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael Weaver, M.D., F.A.S.A.M.
Thomas N. Wise, M.D.
Lawson Wulsin, M.D.
Adam Zeman, M.A., D.M., F.R.C.P.
James L. Levenson, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery; Chair of the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry for Clinical Services at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.