Publication Year: 2006
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Authors/Editor: Stuart Gitlow MD, MPH
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 78
Designed for residents and clinicians treating patients with substance use problems
In lean and engaging prose, this handbook in the Practical Guides in Psychiatry series is peppered with many clinical vignettes, Dr. Gitlow describes effective strategies and offers advice on topics such as the doctor-patient relationship, liability concerns, managed care demands, and medical ethics.
The first section explains general clinical principles and describes various diagnostic approaches. The second section addresses problems particular to specific substances, while the third discusses global issues surrounding patient care and treatment. Appendices contain information that clinicians need to access quickly.
This edition includes new material on:
Substance Use Disorders