By Frank C. Seitz
A realistic, compassionate, and funny examine behavioral/psychological options in taking care of sufferers. Covers rigidity, persistent discomfort, melancholy, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, sleep problems, family violence, sexual abuse, and developmental levels of existence.
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Grounded in the biopsychosocial model, these curricula stress an integrated approach to mindbody health. Frequency of Medical Morbidity Determining exact rates of medical comorbidity in psychiatric patients has been problematic, because several studies did not include control groups, and because the patient cohorts studied varied by age, location, and year of study. However, evidence does suggest that patients with psychiatric disorders commonly present with comorbid medical problems (Table 2–1).
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Behavioral Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple by Frank C. Seitz