This eminently practical reference provides the latest data on the cause, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with medical illness-illuminating the often problematic area between mental and physical dysfunctions. Explicates psychiatric effects of pharmaceuticals used to treat many illnesses, including hypertension, heart disease, transplantation, pulmonary disease, cancer, AIDS, epilepsy, and more. Psychiatric Treatment of the Medically Ill -describes methods for ameliorating psychological stressors that impact negatively on purely medical conditions -explores physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, dyspnea, and headache as indicators of psychiatric disorder -delineates ways in which primary idiopathic disorders can be managed by primary care physicians -explains the effects of a wide variety of antidepressants and other psychotropics on cardiovascular activity -discusses psychiatric assessment methods, including a review of the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in medical populations -supplies key information regarding organ transplantation, HIV infection, neuropsychiatric disorders, and other conditions in which psychiatric issues can determine the course of illness and recovery -and more! Including over 1500 literature citations, Psychiatric Treatment of the Medically Ill addresses those increasingly numerous cases of medical and psychiatric disorders occurring together. This superb ready-reference guide is indispensable for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, psychiatric nurses, pharmacologists, and graduate and medical students in these disciplines.