This text provides a comparison of the rapidly growing practice of clinical psychology and psychiatry in the medical centre and the complimentary nature of this partnership. Information is given which assists clinicians in recognising and dealing with psychological problems, so demonstrating that psychological/psychiatric interventions can reduce spiralling economic and social costs of illness. Clinical psychology and psychiatry have developed independently in the past, but it is now recognised that psychologists and psychiatrists working together can maximise the effectiveness of treatment and improve quality of life for individuals and families.
Table of Contents
About the Editors; About the Authors; Forewords; Preface. Acknowledgements. Psychology and Psychiatry in the Medical Centre (J Milgrom & G. Burrows). Biopsychosocial Factors in Health and Illness (D. Copolov, et al). Assessment and Intervention in a Medical Environment (C. Belar, et al). Management of Medical and Surgical Patients: Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry and Clinical Health Psychology (J. Strain & D. de L. Horne). Management of Acute and Chronic Pain (M. Nicholas & M. Wright). Psychological and Psychiatric Practice in Oncology Populations (A. Baum, et al.). Psychological Management of Chronic Illness and Disability (P. Kennedy, et al.). Substance Abuse and Dependence (P. Nathan & N. Paoletti). Psychosocial Issues in the Management of Coronary Heart Disease (S. Maes, et al.). Psychiatry, Psychology and Health Promotion (R Galbally, et al.). Teaching, Training and Research: Future Directions (B. Singh & P. Martin). The Future of Psychology and Psychiatry in the Medical Centre (J. Milgrom, et al.). Index.