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Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill: A Clinical Guide for Psychiatristsby Richard A. Bermudes
Synopses & Reviews
Patients with mental and substance use disorders have shown higher rates of morbidity and mortality from medical illnesses than the general population, and physicians are also increasingly aware of adverse effects of psychiatric medications on metabolic and cardiovascular health. In light of these problems, this book addresses an important unmet need of patients with mental disorders--namely, the lack of integration of general medical care with psychiatric care and the related problem of barriers to collaboration and communication among health care providers. Managing Metabolic Abnormalities in the Psychiatrically Ill is the first book to provide a current review of the relationships among psychiatric illnesses, metabolic abnormalities, and treatment, focusing on how clinicians can tailor care to those doubly-afflicted patients.
The book integrates research findings into practical clinical guidelines that spell out what psychiatrists need to know when their patients with mental illness suffer from--or are at risk of developing--obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or the metabolic syndrome. The contributors address those risks that need to be considered in the overall context of treatment, background risks of medical illnesses associated with specific psychiatric disorders themselves, and the means of applying these data to treatment recommendations, monitoring, and clinical practice. Among the specific topics addressed are:
Chapters include key clinical concepts, quick-reference tables, and extensive references, and a final chapter provides an assessment tool for evaluating patients' metabolic risk. Together, the chapters in this book constitute an authoritative clinical guide that enables psychiatrists to better integrate the treatment of patients' mental disorders with their metabolic conditions.
About the Author
Richard A. Bermudes, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.
Paul E. Keck Jr., M.D., is President and CEO of the Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE and Lindner Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Susan L. McElroy, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Psychopharmacology Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Diabetes : an overview / David D'Alessio — The metabolic syndrome / Robert McCarron, Craig R. Keenan — Obesity / Susan L. McElroy ... [et al.] — Diabetes mellitus / Paul E. Keck, Jr., Susan L. McElroy, Rakesh Kaneria — Cardiovascular disease / Richard A. Bermudes — Antipsychotic-associated weight gain / Roger S. McIntyre ... [et al.] — Glucose metabolism : effects of atypical antipsychotics / John W. Newcomer — Serum lipids : effects of antipsychotics / Jonathan M. Meyer — Translating what we have learned into practice : metabolic risk assessment monitoring, and interventions / Richard A. Bermudes, Paul E. Keck, Jr., Susan L. McElroy.
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