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Physician Assistant Student's Guide to the Clinical Year: Behavioral Health

by Jill Cavalet Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
09/2019
ISBN:
9780826195289
Format:
Pbk 214 pages
Price:
AU$63.00 NZ$66.09
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.

The first pocket-size resource to guide PA students through their behavioral health rotation

Prepare for and thrive during your clinical rotations with the quick-access pocket guide series, The Physician Assistant Student's Guide to the Clinical Year. The Behavioral Health edition of this 7-volume series delineates the exact duties required in this specialty.

Written by an experienced PA educator, this guide details the clinical approach to common presentations such as anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. It also provides a systems-based approach to 40 of the most frequently encountered disease entities you will see in this rotation, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.

Distinguished by brief, bulleted content with handy tables and figures, the reference offers all pertinent laboratory studies, screening tools, and diagnostic criteria needed to confirm a diagnosis. This guide also describes the urgent management techniques you will learn during the behavioral health rotation, including suicide risk assessment, management of delirium tremens, and use of restraints.

Key Features:

  • Provides a pocket-size overview of the PA behavioral health rotation
  • Describes common clinical presentations and disease entities
  • Offers a step-by-step approach to diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Includes clinical pearls throughout
  • Reflects the 2019 NCCPA PANCE blueprint
  • Includes two bonus digital chapters! Three guided case studies to reinforce clinical reasoning plus 25 rotation exam-style questions with remediating rationales

Other books in this series:

The Physician Assistant Student's Guide to the Clinical Year:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery
  • OB-GYN
  • Pediatrics

Preface


Introduction: The Approach to the Patient in Psychiatry


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1.   Common Presentations in Psychiatry


 


 


COMMON PRESENTATIONS


 


 


2.   Common Disease Entities in Psychiatry


 


 


ANXIETY DISORDERS


 


 


DISRUPTIVE, IMPULSE CONTROL, AND CONDUCT DISORDERS


 


 


DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS


 


 


EATING DISORDERS


 


 


GENDER DYSPHORIA


 


 


MOOD DISORDERS


 


 


NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS


 


 


NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS


 


 


OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE AND RELATED DISORDERS


 


 


PERSONALITY DISORDERS


 


 


PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS


 


 


SOMATIC SYMPTOM AND RELATED DISORDERS


 


 


SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS


 


 


TRAUMA AND STRESSOR-RELATED DISORDERS


 


 


3.   Diagnostic Testing


 


 


DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING STUDIES


 


 


OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TESTING


 


 


PSYCHIATRIC RATING SCALES AND SCREENING TOOLS


 


 


4.   Patient Education and Counseling


 


 


SELECTED PATIENT EDUCATION TOPICS PERTINENT TO PSYCHIATRY


 


 


5.   Urgent Management


 


 


ACUTE DYSTONIA


 


 


AKATHISIA


 


 


DELIRIUM TREMENS


 


 


LITHIUM TOXICITY


 


 


MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITOR HYPERTENSIVE CRISIS


 


 


NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME


 


 


SEROTONIN SYNDROME (SEROTONIN TOXICITY)


 


 


SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT


 


 


TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANT TOXICITY


 


 


USE OF RESTRAINTS


 


 


VIOLENCE OR HOMICIDE


 


 


6.   Common Procedures and Psychotherapies in Psychiatry


 


 


PROCEDURES


 


 


PSYCHOTHERAPIES


 


 


7.   Common Abbreviations in Psychiatry


 


 


Index