"Psychiatry is changing rapidly, and the careers of psychiatrists are changing with it. Arthur Lazarus has stimulated 16 leading psychiatrists to tell their stories, and they are fascinating. Psychiatrists involved in private practice, academic leadership, managed care, research, forensics, and the military tell us what their positions feel like from the inside and describe how they attained them. This book will capture the interest of anyone who is, will be, or knows a psychiatrist."
About the Author
Arthur Lazarus, M.D., is Medical Director of Northwestern Institute, Fort Washington, PA and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine, Phildelphia.
_This popular title provides a sound practical guide to the complex world of management in psychiatric practice, and is essential reading for senior trainees and consultants. The editors have brought together a host of knowledgeable and well-known authors who write from their experience in the ever-changing National Health Service. Topics covered include the various skills necessary for running services, such as management of finances, resources and personnel issues, and topics central to today’s changing scene, such as revalidation, service users’ expectations and clinical governance. The book concludes with a section on personal development, addressing such issues as presentation skills, stress management, mentoring, managing committees and dealing with the media. A chapter on ‘Surviving as a junior consultant’ is included and the book is also very useful as a reference and survival guide for more senior psychiatrists.
_The Clinical Manual of Pain Management in Psychiatry focuses on the role of mental health practitioners in evaluation and assessment, pharmacological management, psychotherapeutic interventions, and comprehensive treatment planning for pain. It balances theoretical foundations of pain pathophysiology with applied clinical information, all the while viewing the patient from biological, psychological, and social perspectives in order to tailor treatment to the whole person. This handy portable guide includes numerous tables and illustrations and expands on the author's previous Concise Guide to Pain Management for Psychiatrists to reflect significant advances in the field of pain medicine. It features particularly extensive revisions regarding the use of psychiatric and other adjunctive medications in pain management; includes updated coverage of common psychiatric comorbidities such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders; and addresses common pain disorders ranging from headache and back pain to pain related to cancer and HIV. The manual includes an extensively revised chapter on pharmacology, fully discusses psychotherapeutic approaches, and covers special techniques such as acupuncture and regional neural blockade. It also offers updated advice on emerging forensic issues, from disability claims to controlled substance diversion.