The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness: A Practical Guide for Primary Care Physicians

  • Tamara McClintock Greenberg

About this book


Primary care physicians have a unique, long-term relationship with their patients. The nature of this relationship places primary care physicians in the position of managing both the physical and psychological response to serious illness. The Psychological Impact of Acute and Chronic Illness is specifically designed to help the primary care physician navigate normative and maladaptive reactions to illness. Physicians will learn how to identify coping responses in medically ill individuals, as well as proven strategies for intervention and pharmacological treatment of patients presenting with mental illness. Chapters are concise but comprehensive and emphasize the basics, from aspects of the illness process to knowing when to refer patients to mental health providers. Case examples throughout the book illustrate important concepts and techniques that enable the reader to maximize coping in patients and their families.


Chronic Mental Psychology emotion intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Tamara McClintock Greenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Langley Porter Psychiatric InstituteUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan Francisco

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33682-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-38298-2
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