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By John Vanin, James Helsley, D.M. Morgan

This pocket advisor is designed to assist the first care practitioner realize, diagnose, and deal with anxiousness problems in a hectic medical perform. It provides an easy-to-follow, step by step strategy, and gives sensible issues according to either genuine patient-care event and evaluate of present scientific literature. The consultant comprises valuable chapters on psychopharmacology, psychopharmacotherapy, and psychologic remedy for the anxiousness disorders.

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Laboratory and other diagnostic BRIEF PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY AND MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION 35 tests may be helpful in a psychiatric evaluation to establish or exclude a diagnosis, assist in the choice of treatment, or to monitor treatment and side effects [4]. For example, thyroid function tests are indicated if the practitioner suspects a thyroid disorder is related to the patients anxiety symptoms. Urine drug screens are useful for substance use disorders. Brain imaging may help determine the presence of a structural neurological abnormality causing psychiatric symptoms such as a stroke or tumor.

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In: Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, eds. , vol. 1. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005:1720–1727. 22. Davidson J. Managing anxiety disorders: psychopharmacologic treatment options. Psychiatric Times April 2006;23:80,82–83. 23. Janicak PG, Davis JM, Preskorn SH, Ayd FJ. Principles of pharmacotherapy. In: Retford DC, ed. Principles and Practice of Psychopharmacotherapy. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1993:1–28. 2 Brief Psychiatric History and Mental Status Examination John R. Vanin A comprehensive medical evaluation includes a thorough history, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory, imaging and other studies.

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