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When Psychological Problems Mask Medical Disorders, Second Edition: A Guide for Psychotherapists

Author: James Morrison

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1462521762
ISBN 13: 978-1462521760

Widely regarded as a standard clinical resource, this book helps practitioners think outside the mental health box and recognize when a client may need a medical evaluation. Part I provides an accessible overview of symptoms that can be observed in a standard mental status examination and may point to medical illness. Engaging case vignettes and interviewing pointers help readers hone their diagnostic skills. Part II presents concise facts--including basic medical information and physical and mental symptoms--on more than 60 diseases and syndromes. An easy-to-read chart in Part III cross-tabulates all of the disorders and symptoms for quick reference and comparison.
New to This Edition
*Reflects more than 15 years of advances in medical and mental health knowledge. 
*Updated throughout for DSM-5.
*Additional medical disorders: celiac disease, traumatic brain injury, heavy-metal toxicity, and others.
*Updated links to further reading on each health condition.

Winner (First Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Category