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Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine, Second Edition

A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Kemuel L. Philbrick, M.D., James R. Rundell, M.D., Pamela J. Netzel, M.D., and James L. Levenson, M.D.

  • ISBN 978-1-58562-393-8
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The Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine, both educates psychiatrists and mental health professionals practicing in hospital settings about the relationship between physiological processes and psychological and behavioral factors and arms them with the evidence they need to inform hospital administrators about the value of the services they render. Specifically, this new edition:

  • Expands the first edition's content to encompass more than two dozen topics most commonly encountered by residents and staff psychiatrists.
  • Provides concise information on psychiatric conditions—such as delirium, depression, and dementia—that can interfere with medical care if not addressed.
  • Offers a revised format of bulleted lists that maximizes accessibility of critical information so that clinicians can readily locate the required material.
  • Emphasizes the core competencies adopted for the subspecialty of psychosomatic medicine (recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties since 2003) to provide a benchmark for skill development across training programs and academic departments.
  • Reflects the way care is most often delivered—by a multidisciplinary team providing evidence-based, individualized treatment focused on either the clinical condition (e.g., obesity) or the treatment setting (e.g., primary care). This emphasis on integrated care contextualizes the information presented in a useful, real-world manner.

Authoritative, practical, and user-friendly, the Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine is an outstanding resource that equips the clinician with current, concise, relevant data and counsel to guide decision making and optimize care of medical and surgical patients with psychiatric comorbidities.


  • Preface
  • PART I: General Considerations
  • Chapter 1. Effective Psychiatric Consultation
  • Chapter 2. Medicolegal Issues
  • Chapter 3. Mental Status and Cognitive Examination
  • Chapter 4. Personality and Response to Illness
  • Chapter 5. Suicidality
  • PART II: Syndromes
  • Chapter 6. Anxiety
  • Chapter 7. Delirium
  • Chapter 8. Dementia
  • Chapter 9. Eating Disorders
  • Chapter 10. Mood Disorders
  • Chapter 11. Sleep Disorders
  • Chapter 12. Somatoform and Related Disorders
  • Chapter 13. Substance-Related Disorders
  • PART III: Treatments
  • Chapter 14. Biological Treatments
  • Chapter 15. Psychosocial Management
  • PART IV: Unique Issues in Psychosomatic Medicine Settings
  • Chapter 16. Bariatric Surgery
  • Chapter 17. Cardiology
  • Chapter 18. Dermatology
  • Chapter 19. Disaster and Terrorism Casualties
  • Chapter 20. Endocrinology
  • Chapter 21. Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
  • Chapter 22. Gastroenterology
  • Chapter 23. HIV and AIDS
  • Chapter 24. Obstetrics
  • Chapter 25. Oncology
  • Chapter 26. Pulmonary Disease
  • Chapter 27. Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Chapter 28. Transplantation
  • Index

About the Authors

Kemuel L. Philbrick, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, and Consultant in Psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

James R. Rundell, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pamela J. Netzel, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota.

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.

Although several recent efforts have produced excellent textbooks in psychosomatic medicine. However, none of these has been useful as a handy and accessible guide for day-to-day management of medical patients with psychiatric presentations. Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry now fills this void. A pocket-sized volume, easily carried on the medical wards, yet packed full of useful clinical information on diagnosis, etiology and management. This manual is well referenced, which is valuable for both teaching and consultation. This volume will be a winner with residents, fellows, and clinical faculty.—David Gitlin, M.D., Director, Division of Medical Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

As a follow-up to the 2005 manual by Wise and Rundell, this second edition pulls out all the stops and has all the requisite bells and whistles!... This handy book has grown in size and depth during the same timeframe in which the recognized subspecialty of psychosomatic medicine has matured in its scope and mission. Whether used as a quick reference or as a good read from start to finish, the Clinical Manual of Psychosomatic Medicine: A Guide to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Second Edition, will enhance your clinical practice and elevate your knowledge.—Catherine Chiles, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry May 2013

The sections on specific medical conditions provide a core 'need to know' for anyone working at the interface between psychiatry and general medicine. Topics ranging from how to deal with the psychiatric consequences of a terrorist attack to recognition of hypercalcaemia are discussed in chapters divided along the lines of medical specialties This is a well-constructed and very useful general text. It is ideally positioned as a hands-on resource for day to day practice.—Killian Welch, Journal of Psychosomatic Research January 16, 2013

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