By Richard Mayou, Michael Sharpe, Alan Carson
This e-book presents either the facts and the counsel to allow medical professionals to enhance their evaluate and administration of the mental and behavioural facets of the most typical difficulties featuring generally treatment. It summarises the new examine proof and gives logic counsel on how mental and psychiatric features of ailment will be addressed in the clinical session.
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This process requires patience, and a capacity to tolerate frustration and setbacks. It may require several discussions in which the same issues are reviewed. In the long term, however, it can be rewarding for both patient and doctor. Common problems in management Management may be complicated by various factors. Firstly, preoccupation and anxious concern about symptoms may lead patients to make unhelpful demands of their doctor, which prove difficult to resist. Nothing abnormal detected What is the cause of functional somatic symptoms?
As well as the fear of cancer itself, an additional source of distress can be the potentially disfiguring nature of the disease and its treatment “Distress is an unpleasant emotional experience of a psychological, social, or spiritual nature that may interfere with a patient’s ability to cope with cancer and its treatment. Distress extends along a continuum, ranging from common normal feelings of vulnerability, sadness, and fear to problems that can become disabling, such as depression, anxiety, panic, social isolation, and spiritual crisis” US National Comprehensive Cancer Network Challenges faced by people with cancer x Maintaining activity and independence x Coping with treatment side effects x Accepting cancer and maintaining a positive outlook x Seeking and understanding medical information x Regulating the feelings associated with cancer experiences x Seeking support x Managing stress 25 ABC of Psychological Medicine Who becomes distressed?
The physician healer ancient magic or modern science? Br J Gen Pract 1999;49:309-12 x Fink P, Rosendal M, Toft T. Assessment and treatment of functional disorders in general practice: the extended reattribution and management model—an advanced educational program for nonpsychiatric doctors. Psychosom 2002;43:93-131 x Smith GR. Management of patients with multiple symptoms. In: Mayou R, Bass C, Sharpe M, eds. Treatment of functional somatic symptoms. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995:175-87 x Tate P.
ABC of Psychological Medicine by Richard Mayou, Michael Sharpe, Alan Carson