Unmasking Psychological Symptoms: How Therapists Can Learn to Recognize the Psychological Presentation of Medical Disorders

Unmasking Psychological Symptoms: How Therapists Can Learn to Recognize the Psychological Presentation of Medical Disorders

Author(s): Barbara Schildkrout

Print ISBN: 9780470639078

Online ISBN: 9781118083598

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083598

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"Unmasking Psychological Symptoms: How Therapists Can Learn to Recognize the Psychological Presentation of Medical Disorders is designed to help therapists bridge the gaps in their expertise between psychology and medicine so as to prepare them to better understand their patients and have a higher index of suspicion about medical factors that may affect them. The tone and scope render Unmasking Psychological Symptoms an ideal read for therapists.... Schildkrout does an excellent job throughout the book of initially presenting information in the psychological manner that a therapist might typically consider it and then elucidating what the same information may suggest from a medical perspective. Her approach does not feel condescending to a nonmedically trained therapist but rather offers a different perspective that may simply result in a desire to be more thoughtful in clinical practice... Unmasking Psychological Symptoms makes an excellent companion to psychology and psychiatry textbooks, especially those related to health psychology and consultation-liaison psychiatry." (PsycCRITIQUES, May 16, 2012, Vol. 57, Release 19, Article 8)

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