Psychological Problems in General Practice (Oxford General Practice)

Psychological Problems in General Practice (Oxford General Practice)

by etc. (Author), M. Johnson (Author), P. Tomson (Author), C. Murray Parkes (Author), A.C. Markus (Author)


This book is designed to help general practitioners and other members of the primary care team cope with the multitude of psychological problems presented to them in everyday practice. It not only covers diseases which carry psychiatric names, but also embraces the many problems which cannot be given clear diagnostic labels and which often reflect problems in adapting to life. After an introductory section which outlines the sciences basic to the subject, the incidence of psychological problems in primary care is reviewed. This is followed by a chapter on practical management, including consideration of the consultation, counselling and psychotherapy, crisis intervention, prescribing and the nature of community services. The work also examines the family life cycle and the influence of change on people's psychological well-being. Psychosomatic, organic and functional disorders, including drug addiction, are also covered. Throughout the book, there is an emphasis on practical ways of helping distressed people whilst enhancing their own ability to help themselves.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 420
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 01 May 1989

ISBN 10: 0192615297
ISBN 13: 9780192615299