Mental Health and Physical Health are undeniably connected. One cannot recover physically, if there is still mental suffering, and vice versa. The essays collected here examine the relationship between mental and physical health, and how that relationship flourishes or suffers in a managed care environment. Understanding more about how the psychological aftereffects of an illness, and the best ways to respond to them, will ultimately enhance the care offered to patients. The contributors offer a wide range of examples of linked physical and mental illnesses, with advice on how best to responsibly address and treat both.
Clinicians and practitioners will welcome this guide to navigating a managed care system and working with patients to heal both their mental and physical maladies equally.
"Clear and concise medical information gives the mental health provider a context for understanding the stresses for the patient as well as for the family." -- Doody Reviews, Patricia E. Murphy, Ph.D., Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
"This book abounds with practical information that can be put to use on a daily basis." -- MET Chapter Forum
Part I: Introduction. Sheridan, Rademacher, Significance of Psychosocial Factors for Health and Disease. Gorfinkle, Tager, Psychosocial Factors Affecting Medical Conditions. Part II: Medical Conditions. Andrykowski, Carpenter, Munn, Cancers. Smith, Hopkins, Cardiovascular/Kidney Disease/Hypertention. Olden, Muskin, Gastrointestinal Disorders. Sholar, Kornstein, Gardner, Endocrine Disorders. Stevens, Neurological Disorders. Nields, Grimaldi, Infectious Diseases. Weiss, Rincanati, Giardina, Women's Health. Part III: Treatment. Muskin, Gazzola,Ulman Objectives of Psychosocial Interventions, Treatment. Part IV: Summary. Bernard, Spitz, Schein, Muskin, Summary and Future Directions.