Book Description

Review 'Difficulty in treating special populations -- this book is a must. The case studies lend themselves to everyday problems, concerns and solutions.' --'Steven S. Kipnis, M.D., FACP, FASAM, Medical Director, NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services in Orangeburg, New York' Read more From the Inside Flap Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals seeking care for psychiatric problems often carry added anxiety related to their sexual orientation. The LGBT Casebook provides a general overview and roadmap for clinicians new to treating LGBT individuals, and it deepens and updates knowledge for those already seeing these patients in their practices. The LGBT population represents a diverse range of people, diagnoses, and presenting problems. Some are common to all, such as anxiety associated with being in the closet or coming out, while others only affect a minority, such as chemical dependence or a serious mental illness like schizophrenia. The LGBT Casebook is a collection of case studies of patients with a DSM diagnosis (Axis I, Axis II, V-codes, or some combination of these), followed by the case author's insights into how he or she helped a particular patient work through them. By leading the reader through mental health issues within the context of LGBT lives, The LGBT Casebook helps clinicians, residents, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals better address the unique needs of the LGBT community during both assessment and treatment. Read more See all Editorial Reviews