This handbook is a concise, portable ready reference for diagnosing and treating common medical illnesses encountered in psychiatric patients, particularly those in an inpatient service. The first section explains laboratory tests used to diagnose medical illness. The second section covers 59 medical symptoms and diseases. The third section focuses on important syndromes which have specific psychiatric manifestations or are caused by psychotropic drugs. Particular attention is given to basic understanding of lab tests and drug dosing. "Pearls" and "pointers" increase the book's utility. Appendices offer guidelines on monitoring for psychiatric medications and list key medical abbreviations.
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LABORATORY MEDICINE: Urinalysis / Complete Blood Count / Basic Chemistry Panel / Liver Profile / Thyroid Panel / Tests for Syphilis / Laboratory Tests for Myocardial Infarction / Tests for Diabetes Mellitus and Pre-Diabetes / Tests for the Monitoring of Anticoagulant Therapy / Anemias / Pulse Oximetry / Other Miscellaneous Tests Important to the Psychiatrist CLINICAL MEDICINE: Acetaminophen (APAP/Tylenol) Overdose / Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies) / Anaphylaxis / Anemia / Angina / Antibiotic Cross-Sensitivities / Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores) / Arrhythmias / Asthma / Bronchitis (Acute) / Burns / Candidiasis-Mucocutaneous Infections / Cerebrovascular Disease: Transient Ischemic Attack & Stroke / Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) / The Common Cold / Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) / Conjunctivitis (Acute) / Constipation (Chronic) / Cough / Dental Procedures in Patients at Risk (Prophylaxis) / Diabetes Mellitus (DM) / Diarrhea / Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps) / Dyspepsia / Ear Ailments / Epilepsy / Epistaxis (Nosebleed) / Foot Ailments / Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) / Glaucoma, Open-Angle / Gout / Headaches (Cephalalgia) / Hemorrhoids / Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) / Hyperlipidemia / Hypertension (Essential/Primary) / Hyperkalemia / Hypokalemia / Hypothyroidism / Influenza / Menopause / Nausea/Vomiting / Osteoporosis (Postmenopausal) / Pain / Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) / Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) / Pneumonia (Community-acquired) / Sinusitis (Acute Bacterial) / Skin Ailments: Acne Vulgaris / Skin Ailments: Cellulitis / Skin Ailments: Dermatitis / Skin Ailments: Ectoparasites / Pruritus / Tinea / Stye (Hordeolum) / Urinary Incontinence / Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) / Vaginitis / Wound Care SOME IMPORTANT PSYCHIATRIC SYNDROMES: Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) / Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) / Serotonin Syndrome / Noradrenergic Syndrome (Early Tricyclic Syndrome) / Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) Withdrawal Syndrome / Heatstroke / Heat Exhaustion / Lithium-induced Neurotoxic "Syndrome" APPENDICES: Monitoring for Psychiatric Medications / Abbreviations