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The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics

36th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1975113489

ISBN 13: 978-1975113483



Description At A Glance

"Bible" of the medical ward - helps you diagnose and treat hundreds of medical conditions. Consult clinical recommendations from a resource that has been trusted on the wards for 75+ years.

Established for more than 75 years, The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 36th Edition, provides concise, high-yield content that reflects today's fast-changing advances in medical technology and therapeutics. In one convenient, portable resource, you'll find complete coverage of every area of medicine and the core subspecialties of all at your fingertips for quick review and reference. Discover why housestaff and faculty worldwide depend on this best-selling resource for day-to-day clinical practice in internal medicine.

KEY FEATURES

  • Offers brief, logical approaches to diagnosis and management of commonly encountered medical conditions, including new therapies that improve patient outcomes.
  • Presents valuable content in a concise, practical format that includes easy-to-follow guidelines, tables, diagrams, algorithms, dosing, and treatment information.
  • Provides a clear view of the challenges faced by residents, interns, medical students, and other practitioners, plus offers practical solutions, and expert guidanceóall in one convenient and easily accessible source.
  • Edited by Internal Medicine Chief Residents from the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

The Washington Manual is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.

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Your Voice

By Daniel Sonkin
Both the Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology and Psychiatric Drug Therapy are two indispensable programs that I use in my clinical practice daily.

Several weeks ago, I was speaking with a new patient who has had a long history of debilitating depression. He informed me that he was working with his primary care physician with his medication needs. When I inquired as to the drug and dosage he had been taking, I looked up the information on my handheld device.

According to both of these programs, he was taking a sub-threshold dosage of the medication (for almost six months), which helped in part to explain his continued vegetative symptoms. Since I am not a physician, I had to be careful in approaching his doctor when inquiring as to his rationale for such a low dose of the medication. He explained to me that he didn’t think our patient suffered from real depression and therefore was only thinking that the medication would have a placebo effect.

The physician was not particularly open to hearing another point of view, so I made the decision to refer this patient to a psychiatrist (who simply increased his dosage which resulted in an almost immediate abatement of some of his more severe symptoms). I recommend these programs for all mental health professionals. More and more primary care physicians are administering these drugs without proper follow up and monitoring of their effectiveness. Having a means to quickly and accurately become familiar with this information is critical to all mental health professionals, since more and more patients are being prescribed psychotropic medications by their primary care physicians, who may not have an expertise in psychiatry.

Thanks to Skyscape for making such valuable information available in the palm of my hand.

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