English | ISBN: 1585623830 | August 31, 2011 | EPUB | 725 pages | 2,5 MB
Laboratory medicine is a complex and changing field, and it is difficult for the busy clinician to stay up to date in this area although an adequate working knowledge of the current concepts and practices is essential to excellent patient care. Now, the publication of Laboratory Medicine in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science marks an important advance, placing this key information at your fingertips. This is the only current book of its kind on the market, and the only laboratory reference to which psychiatrists and behavioral health clinicians can turn to find content that is directly related to their work. The book includes an encyclopedic list of laboratory tests and of diseases and conditions, each of which is described in a standard, easy-to-read format. The book also contains useful algorithms such as "Ten Rules for a Normal ECG" and "Medical Evaluation for ECT" as well as standards for laboratory testing related to psychotropic drug use. The author's extensive experience in clinical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry informs not only the choice of tests, but also the rationale for their use. This book will be useful to medical students, residents, fellows, and even experienced clinicians, several of whom have already called the book "indispensable" to their daily practice.