Blueprints Psychiatry by Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD

By Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD

A part of the very hot Blueprints sequence, Blueprints Psychiatry offers scholars with a concise overview of what they should recognize of their psychiatry rotations or the forums. every one bankruptcy is short and contains pedagogical beneficial properties comparable to bolded key phrases, tables, figures, and key issues. a question and resolution part on the finish of the booklet contains a hundred board-format questions with entire rationales. This variation comprises new photos, extra USMLE learn questions, and a Neural foundation part for every significant diagnostic class. A better half site incorporates a query financial institution and entirely searchable textual content.

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Treatment of depression should be geared to patients who remain depressed after 2 to 4 weeks of sobriety. Anxiety is also common in withdrawing or newly sober patients and should be assessed after at least 1 month of sobriety. Inpatient and residential rehabilitation programs use a team approach aimed at focusing the patient on recovery. Group therapy allows patients to see their own problems mirrored in and confronted by others. Family therapy allows the patient to examine the role of the family in alcoholism.

Differential Diagnosis Schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and mood disorder with psychosis are the major differential diagnoses. CLUSTER B (DRAMATIC AND EMOTIONAL) ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDER Individuals with antisocial personality disorder (ASP) repetitively disregard the rules and laws of society and rarely experience remorse for their actions. Epidemiology ASP is present in 3% of men and 1% of women. About half have been arrested; about half of those in prison have ASP. Etiology ASP is more common among first-degree relatives of those diagnosed with ASP.

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is famous for its hallucinogenic properties. Acute use can produce a highly euphoric (good trip) or a highly dysphoric (bad trip) hallucinatory experience. Long-term LSD use can lead to psychosis or hallucinogen persisting perception disorder. 43 44 KEY POINTS • In alcohol dependence, denial and minimization are common. • Benzodiazepines are used in acute detoxification to prevent life-threatening complications of withdrawal. • Peak incidence of alcoholic seizures is within 24 to 48 hours.

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