Study Guide to Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Case Approach is an indispensable companion to Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Like the primary text, the study guide was written by experts in the field—many with dual training in psychiatry and medicine—and it reflects the text’s focus on clinical care for psychiatrists and other mental health care providers who work in outpatient mental health and integrated clinics. It is critical that mental health providers and trainees learn how to prevent and detect common medical conditions in their patients, who typically have higher rates of adverse health risk behaviors and may lack a primary care physician. Through the deft use of clinical cases, the study guide helps providers and trainees acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to view the patient holistically and improve outcomes.
The study guide’s authors employ effective organizational strategies and pedagogic features to achieve these objectives:
- The study guide’s structure mirrors that of the primary text, with eight, multi-chapter sections authored by a team of leading experts in the respective areas. Chapter content is embodied in a series of clinical cases, each of which is followed by several multiple-choice questions, allowing readers to test their knowledge of the material.
- In the answer guide, the correct answer to each question is presented, along with an explanation and the corresponding page numbers from the primary text where more complete coverage can be found. This cross-referencing allows readers to contextualize the question and answer and provides them with the opportunity to consolidate their learning of important information.
- The original cases are well written and compelling, offering readers a level of detail and complexity that is both realistic and illustrative of key concepts in prevention, assessment, and treatment.
- In all, the study guide offers 93 cases and 290 multiple-choice questions covering every chapter in the text. In addition, more than 50 tables and figures are included to summarize vital information and illustrate important ideas.
Mental health clinicians in practice or training will find Study Guide to Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: A Case Approach an essential, evidence-based tool for learning and translating a holistic, integrated model of care into the clinical arena.
PART 1: STUDY QUESTIONS
SECTION I: Preventive Medical Care in Psychiatry: General Principles
Chapter 1. Medical Comorbidities and Behavioral Health
Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Preventive Care
Chapter 3. Cultural Considerations in Psychiatry
Chapter 4. Preventive Medicine and Psychiatric Training Considerations
SECTION II: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders in the Psychiatric Patient Population
Chapter 5. Coronary Artery Disease
Chapter 6. Hypertension
Chapter 7. Dyslipidemia
Chapter 8. Tobacco Dependence
Chapter 9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
SECTION III: Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders in the Psychiatric Patient Population
Chapter 10. Diabetes
Chapter 11. Obesity
Chapter 12. Metabolic Syndrome
Chapter 13. Osteoporosis
Chapter 14. Thyroid Disorders
SECTION IV: Infectious Disorders in the Psychiatric Patient Population
Chapter 15. Adult Immunizations
Chapter 16. Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 17. Viral Hepatitis
Chapter 18. HIV/AIDS
SECTION V: Oncological Disorders in the Psychiatric Patient Population
Chapter 19. Breast Cancer
Chapter 20. Prostate Cancer
Chapter 21. Lung Cancer
Chapter 22. Colorectal Cancer
Chapter 23. Cervical Cancer
Chapter 24. Skin Cancers
SECTION VI: Geriatric Preventive Care
Chapter 25. Geriatric Preventive Care
SECTION VII: Child and Adolescent Preventive Care
Chapter 26. Child and Adolescent Preventive Care
SECTION VIII: Pain Medicine in the Psychiatric Patient Population
Chapter 27. Pain Medicine
PART 2: ANSWER GUIDE
Robert M. McCarron, D.O., is President-Elect, California Psychiatric Association, Associate Professor, Director of Pain Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Internal Medicine/ Psychiatry Residency Program, and Co-Director of the Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship in Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, and Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.
Glen L. Xiong, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (in Psychiatry), and American Board of Post-Acute/Long-Term Care Medicine.
Craig R. Keenan, M.D., is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, California. He is Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and Co-Director of the Internal Medicine–Psychiatry Combined Residency Training Program.
Lorin M. Scher, M.D., is Director of Emergency Psychiatry in the Psychosomatic Medicine Service, and Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.
Jaesu Han, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor and Training Director of the Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.
Mark E. Servis, M.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California, and Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.