Brief Mental Health Interventions for the Family Physician

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 26, 2001 - Medical - 290 pages
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Family Physicians need to be expert and active providers of mental health care. Their rapport with patients and accessibility enable them to control minor mental health conditions before these problems become critical. Brief Mental Health Interventions for the Family Physician is an ideal resource for Family Physicians. It provides a "refresher course" of sensible paths toward resolution of common mental health problems. It features an easy to read style, and well-focused references. The book summarizes the basic components of brief therapy and reviews how to conduct a brief therapy interview. It also includes chapters on specific clinical conditions and situations that routinely confront the family physician. Each chapter includes an outline, a case example or vignette, and a concise discussion of brief therapy strategies for the disorder. Primary care physicians will find this convenient text an ideal handy reference and review.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
2
Brief Approach to Mental Health Screening
18
CHAPTER
25
CHAPTER 4
37
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
53
Overutilizers
67
CHAPTER
85
CHAPTER 12
99
CHAPTER 18
148
School PhobiaSeparation Anxiety
161
CHAPTER 21
177
Marital Problems
191
Domestic Abuse
214
Problems Associated with Chronic Illness in Adults
240
Problems in the Nursing Home
260
CHAPTER 29
277

CHAPTER 14
117
CHAPTER
131

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DAVID A. SMITH is Lecturer, Department of History, Baylor University, Waco, TX. He is the author of George S. Patton: A Biography (Greenwood, 2003).

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