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Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry
 

Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry (Hardback)

Edited by Cohen, Mary Ann
Edited by Gorman, Jack M.

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Drawing on clinical experience as well as evidnece-based medicine, this textbook provides a basic understanding of the comorbid medical and psychiatric conditions that cause distress, morbidity, and mortality in persons with HIV and AIDS, while at the same time examining the epid... read full description below.

ISBN 9780195304350
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Published 18 February 2007 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195304350
ISBN-10 0195304357
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Publication Date 18 February 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Cohen, Mary Ann
Edited by Gorman, Jack M.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
HIV / AIDS
Medical Microbiology & Virology
Psychiatry
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Width: 187mm
Height: 259mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 1,270g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Mental Disorders - diagnosis, Mental Disorders - therapy, AIDS (Disease) - Psychological aspects, HIV infections - Psychological aspects, Mental Disorders - complications
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 616.979206
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Among the vast and rapidly growing field of AIDS research, there is an ample body of evidence supporting the fact that psychiatric treatment can decrease transmission, diminish suffering, improve adherence, and decrease morbidity and mortality. There is probably no other illness in which the connections between mind and body are so inextricably woven. But until now there has been no comprehensive textbook of AIDS psychiatry to guide clinicians towards providing much needed care. Using a biopsychosocial approach, this 41-chapter volume offers insight into the interface between the psychiatric, medical, and social dimensions of HIV and AIDS. Drawing on clinical experience as well as evidence-based medicine, this textbook provides a basic understanding of the comorbid medical and psychaitric conditions that cuase distress, morbidity, and mortality in persons with HIV and AIDS, while at the same time examining the epidemic from the viewpoints of public health and public policy experts.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is truly a comprehensive overview of all of the major topics that are important in the psychiatric treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. --Doody's<br> This is truly a comprehensive overview of all of the major topics that are important in the psychiatric treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. --Doody's<br> This textbook is unusually strong, both in the writing and the organization of the material...The writing is at a very scholarly level, with plenty of clinical examples which sharpen the insights offered in the text...It receives my unreserved endorsement. Having completed by studying for the Psychosomatic Medicine Boards several years ago, I am sorry that this textbook was not yet available to me as a resource, and I will be looking for the later editions as they emerge. --Sherry Kalz-Barnot in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry<br> The publication of Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry by Cohen and Gorman denotes the coming of age of AIDS psychiatry as a discipline. --JAMA<br>

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Author's Bio

Dr. Mary Ann Cohen has been a physician for 40 years and has devoted 34 years to the psychological care of the medically ill in the field of psychosomatic medicine. During those years, she has demonstrated her dedication to teaching clinical excellence and providing compassionate care to persons with medical and psychiatric illness and has helped to create health care environments that meet patients' needs and combat discrimination and stigma in the care of persons with medical and mental illness. Board certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Cohen has devoted the last quarter century of her professional life to the integrated care of an underserved population of persons with HIV and AIDS and has done so with optimism and dignity.

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