Psychiatric and Mental Health Essentials in Primary Care addresses key mental health concepts and strategies for time-pressured practitioners in various healthcare settings serving diverse populations. It offers theoretically sound and succinct guidelines for compassionate, efficient, and effective service to people in emotional and physical pain and distress, capturing the essentials of mental health care delivered by primary care providers.
The text provides a theoretical overview, discussing mental health assessment, crisis care basics, alternative therapies, and vulnerable groups such as children, adolescents and older people. It includes chapters that focus on the following topics in Primary Care Practice:
This invaluable text is designed for primary care providers in either graduate student or practice roles across a range of primary care practice, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
1. Theoretical Overview and Generalist/Specialist Roles 2. Mental Health Assessment and Service Planning 3. Crisis Care Basics in Primary Care 4. Suicidal and Self-Destructive Persons 5. Violence and Sexual Assault 6. The Anxious Patient 7. Problems of Depression and Mood Disorders 8. The Person with Schizophrenia 9. Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Mental Health 10. Chronic Pain in Medical and Psychiatric Illness 11. Children, Adolescents, and Family Issues 12. The Older Person, Preventive Mental Health, Cognitive Impairment, and End-of-Life Issues 13. Complementary and Alternatives Treatments-CAM