1. Beginnings: Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation Psychiatry in the General Hospital 2. Approach to Psychiatric Consultations in the General Hospital 3. The Doctor-Patient Relationship 4. The Psychiatric Interview 5. Functional Neuroanatomy and the Neurologic Examination 6. Limbic Music - The Band Plays On 7. Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment 8. Diagnostic Rating Scales and Laboratory Tests 9. Depressed Patients 10. Delirious Patients 11. Patients with Neurocognitive Disorders 12. Psychotic Patients 13. Anxious Patients 14. Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder 15. Patients with Substance Use Disorders 16. "Psychosomatic Conditions": Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders, Functional Somatic Syndromes, and Deception Syndromes 17. Patients with an Eating Disorder 18. Pain Patients 19. Patients with Seizure Disorders 20. Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury 21. Patients with abnormal movements 22. Patients with Infectious or Inflammatory Neuropsychiatric Impairment 23. Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome 24. Patients with Disordered Sleep 25. Sexual Disorders or Sexual Dysfunction 26. The Psychiatric Management of Patients with Cardiac Disease 27. Patients with Renal Disease 28. Patients with Gastrointestinal Disease 29. Organ Failure and Transplantation 30. Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 31. Patients with Cancer 32. Burn Patients 33. Chronic Medical Illness and Rehabilitation 34. Intensive Care Unit Patients 35. Patients with Genetic Syndromes 36. Coping with Illness and Psychotherapy of the Medically Ill 37. Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neurotherapeutics 38. Psychopharmacology in the Medical Setting 39. Psychopharmacological Management of Children and Adolescents 40. Mind-Body Medicine 41. Chronic Disease and Unhealthy Habits: Behavioral Management 42. Complementary Medicine and Natural Medications 43. Difficult Patients 44. Care of the Suicidal Patient 45. Emergency Psychiatry 46. Care at the End of Life 47. Pediatric Consultation 48. Care of the Geriatric Patient 49. Psychiatric Illness During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period 50. Culture and Psychiatry 51. Legal Aspects of Consultation 52. Approaches to Collaborative Care and Behavioral Health Integration 53. Physician Well-Being and Coping with the Rigors of Psychiatric Practice 54. Management of a Psychiatric Consultation Service
Dr. Stern is the Chief of The Avery D. Weisman, M.D. Psychiatry Consultation Service (a service that performs more than 3,500 new psychiatric consultations each year on medical and surgical floors) and Director of the Office of Clinical Careers at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the first endowed Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation at HMS. Dr. Stern has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters as well as 17 books. He has lectured across the nation on medical psychiatry and directed numerous postgraduate courses. Dr. Stern is a Past-President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) and is a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the APM. An ad hoc reviewer for more than 30 journals, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychosomatics and serves on the editorial boards of seven peer-reviewed journals. In addition, he has worked with the National Board of Medical Examiners (on panels for standard-setting, item-modeling, and item-writing). On three occasions he has won the coveted "Best Teacher Award" from the graduating residents at the MGH/McLean Hospital Psychiatric Residency Training Program, and he has received the Thomas P. Hackett Award from the APM (its highest honor). Dr. Smith was previously a co-editor on this title and has been selected again by Dr. Stern to collaborate on the revision. She is a graduate of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Following graduation, she remained on staff and, in 2008, was named director of the Acute Psychiatry Service at MGH. It was in this role that she grew her strong interest in medical education, as it allowed her to help guide psychiatric residents, psychology interns and medical students. She previously held the role of program director for the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program.
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