Jun 23, 2017
Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians is designed to assist psychiatrists and other mental health providers in making the shift from treating mental disorders to treating the holistic needs of people with mental disorders. Individuals with chronic mental illness typically have higher rates of obesity, smoking, glucose derangements, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This book focuses on the knowledge and skills mental health providers need to prevent and detect common medical conditions in their patients. Written by experts in the field-many with dual training in psychiatry and medicine - the book focuses on clinical care that is within the scope of psychiatrists and other mental health care providers who work in outpatient mental health and integrated clinics.