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Depression in Medical Illness

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Sep 21, 2016

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This title is an authoritative guide to understanding and treating depression in the medically ill. Depression and medical illness are inextricably bound together and must be viewed through a single lens in order to understand, diagnose, and treat them. The topics discussed throughout the chapters represent a new model of psychiatric care taking place in the US, with psychiatrists working directly on the hospital wards to screen patients for depression caused by or contributing to the medical illnesses they’re being admitted for.

The book is edited by Arthur Barsky, MD, Senior Psychiatrist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and David Silbersweig, MD, Chairman of the Institute for the Neurosciences and the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

The material is written primarily for residents and practitioners in psychiatry but will be valuable for other specialists and subspecialists as well since chapters devoted to treating depression in neurologic disease, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, sleep disorders, substance abuse disorders, and obstetrical conditions, and many others. Depression in special populations of the medically ill is also addressed, including children, the elderly, and surgical patients.

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