20 Common Problems in Behavioral Health

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Frank Verloin DeGruy, W. Perry Dickinson, Elizabeth W. Staton
McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, Jan 1, 2002 - Medical - 470 pages
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This plainspoken, research-based guide offers you practical, direct advice on the important contributions primary care clinicians can make to the well-being of every patient, in every encounter.
Features:
* Provides guidance on behavioral issues for primary care clinicians
* Best available evidence-based, solutions-oriented guide to the patient issues you face daily
* Clear answers on families with parenting and developmental issues, and children and adolescents with behavioral problems
* Ways to ease patients reactions to illness and assist in changing behaviors that prolong, perpetuate, or exacerbate their distress
* Effective ways to help patients modify behaviors that increase their risk for illness and disease
* Useful, current answers on complex issues such as sexual problems and eating disorders
* Identifying and treating cases of abuse and violence
* Strategies for caring for patients you find difficult, overcoming patient resistance, and encouraging therapeutic cooperation
* Realistic guidelines on helping with end-of-life, loss, and grief issues
* Evidence-based help with explicit psychological symptoms and syndromes, including anxiety, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder, and somatoform symptoms
* What every clinician needs to know about managing depression as a chronic disease
* Tips that can make the partnership between you and your patients more comfortable and easy every day

Other titles in the 20 Common Problems series include Dermatology, End of Life, Ethics, Pediatrics, Preventive Health, Primary Care, Surgery, Urology, and Women's Health Care.

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Contents

DEVELOPMENTAL AND Rochester New York
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STRESS IN PRIMARY CARE PATIENTS
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GRIEF AND LOSS
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FRANK VERLOIN DEGRUY III, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver Colorado W. PERRY DICKINSON, MD, Professor of Family Medicine and Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado ELIZABETH W. STATON, BAS, Professional Research Assistant, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

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