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We work with experts all across the mental health landscape. Many are senior physician-leaders in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry.

We harness their powerful perspective and craft it into printed books. These texts provide valuable knowledge to enhance your practice in mental health.

Theodore A. Stern, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Psychosomatics
Ned H. Cassem, Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Psychosomatic
Medicine/Consultation, Harvard Medical School
Chief Emeritus, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service
Director, Thomas P. Hackett Center for Scholarship in Psychosomatic Medicine
Director, Office for Clinical Careers, Massachusetts General Hospital
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Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Update & Board Preparation, 4e
Theodore A. Stern, MD, John B. Herman, MD, and David H. Rubin, MD

Our best selling text is an effective study aid for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) exams. The book contains 88+ chapters on all the important topics covered in the ABPN exams and includes 200 board exam questions with annotated answers.

Paperback: $88.99
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Cultural Sensitivity in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH, Tristan Gorrindo, MD, and David H. Rubin, MD

Race and ethnicity. Genes. Community. Religion. Gender. Sexuality.

Just a few of the factors that contribute to the mental health and wellness of children and adolescents. Yet the impacts of these important traits vary widely by culture.

The insights in this book help you understand the many cultural influences on mental health and wellness in young people. Given America’s increasing diversity, the knowledge in these chapters translates into cutting-edge clinical practice, teaching, and research.

Paperback: $99.99Kindle: $79.99
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Facing Cystic Fibrosis
Yelizaveta Sher, MD, Anna Georgiopoulos, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Cystic Fibrosis is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading health care providers in their fields and members of the cystic fibrosis community, Facing Cystic Fibrosis combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of cystic fibrosis, with a caring and sensible approach to the physical and emotional aspects of living with cystic fibrosis and its complications.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
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Facing Diabetes: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Deborah J. Wexler, MD, MSc, Christopher M. Celano, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Diabetes is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading physicians in their fields, Facing Diabetes combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of diabetes, with a caring and sensible approach to the emotional aspects of living with diabetes and its complications.

This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information; it is divided into 10 chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about diabetes and its medical, surgical, psychiatric, and psychological care. A glossary of terms provides important background information to readers (e.g., about nutrition, diet, exercise and risk-reduction); on-line resources and references are also offered.Each of the chapters is accompanied by selected references and internet resources as well as illustrations and photographs.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
Facing Eczema
Facing Eczema
A. Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Eczema is for anyone whose life is affected by eczema. Written by leading physicians in their fields, Facing Eczema combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the use and tolerability of medications, with a caring and sensible approach to the emotional aspects of living with eczema and its complications. This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information, which is divided amongst eight chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about eczema and its medical, surgical, and psychiatric/psychological components. A glossary of terms provides important background information to readers (e.g., about the disease, diet, exercise, and risk-reduction); online resources and references are also offered.Each chapter is accompanied by selected references and internet resources as well as illustrations and photographs.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
Facing Heart Disease
Facing Heart Disease: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Theodore A. Stern, MD, Scott R. Beach, MD, and James L. Januzzi Jr, MD

Facing Heart Disease is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading physicians in their fields, Facing Heart Disease combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on heart disease, with a caring approach to the emotional aspects of living with cardiac conditions. This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information; it is divided into chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about heart disease and its medical, surgical, and psychiatric care. A glossary of terms and tables is provided to inform readers (e.g., about nutrition, diet, exercise, and risk-reduction); online resources and references are also provided. Each of the chapters have selected references and internet resources as well as illustrations and photographs.

Paperback: $19.99Kindle: $9.99
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Facing Immunotherapy
Leyre Zubiri MD, PhD, Justine V. Cohen, DO, Kerry L. Reynolds, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Immunotherapy is for anyone whose life is affected by cancer and who is considering (or is receiving) immunotherapy. Written by leading physicians in their fields, Facing Immunotherapy combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the use and tolerability of immunotherapies, with a caring and sensible approach to the emotional aspects of living with cancer treatment and its complications.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
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Facing Lupus
Marcy B. Bolster, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Lupus is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading health care providers in their fields, Facing Lupus combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of lupus, with a caring and sensible approach to the medical and physical aspects of living with lupus and its complications.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
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Facing Osteoporosis
Theodore A. Stern, MD, and Marcy B. Bolster, MD

Facing Osteoporosis is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading health care providers in their fields, Facing Osteoporosis combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of osteoporosis, with a caring and sensible approach to the medical and physical aspects of living with osteoporosis and its complications.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
Facing Overweight and Obesity
Facing Overweight and Obesity: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, Jonathan R. Stevens, MD, MPH, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Overweight and Obesity is for anyone whose life is affected by this problem. Written by leading physicians in their fields, Facing Overweight and Obesity combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on being overweight, with a caring approach to the emotional aspects of living with weight-related conditions. This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information; it is divided into chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about being overweight and its medical, surgical, and psychiatric care. A glossary of terms and tables is provided to educate the reader (e.g., about nutrition, diet, exercise and risk-reduction); on-line resources and references are also provided.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
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Facing Psoriasis
Arianne Shadi Kourosh, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Psoriasis is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading physicians in their fields, Facing Psoriasis combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on psoriasis, with a caring approach to the emotional aspects of living with a dermatological condition.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Theodore A. Stern, MD, and Marcy B. Bolster, MD

Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis is for anyone whose life is affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Written by leading physicians and health care providers in their fields, Facing Rheumatoid Arthritis combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel, with a caring and sensible approach to the emotional aspects of living with rheumatoid arthritis and its complications. This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information, which is divided amongst twelve chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about rheumatoid arthritis and its medical, surgical, and psychiatric/psychological components. A glossary of terms provides important background information to readers (e.g., about the disease, nutrition, diet, exercise, and risk-reduction); online resources and references are also offered.Each chapter is accompanied by selected reference and internet resources as well as illustrations and photographs. Terms italicized in the text are defined in the glossary.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
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Facing Scleroderma
Theodore A. Stern, MD, and Marcy B. Bolster, MD

Facing Scleroderma is for anyone whose life is affected by this diagnosis. Written by leading health care providers in their fields, Facing Scleroderma combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of scleroderma, with a caring and sensible approach to the emotional aspects of living with scleroderma and its complications.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
Facing Transplantation
Facing Transplantation
Yelizaveta Sher, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD

Facing Transplantation is for anyone whose life is affected by this medical intervention. Written by leading health care providers in their fields and members of the transplantation community, Facing Transplantation combines top-tier medical information and compassionate counsel on the management of transplantation, with a caring and sensible approach to the physical and emotional aspects of living with transplantation and its complications. This book provides easily readable and trustworthy information; it is divided into twenty-three chapters that ask and answer pertinent questions about transplantation and its medical and psychiatric/psychological care. A glossary of terms provides important background information to readers (e.g., about medical processes, medications, nutrition, exercise, risk-reduction); online resources and references are also offered; words italicized in the text are defined in the glossary.Each of the chapters is accompanied by selected references, internet resources, illustrations, and photographs.

Paperback: $29.99Kindle: $9.99
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Learning About Agitation, Confusion, and Altered Mental Status
Learning About Agitation, Confusion, and Altered Mental Status
Theodore A. Stern, MD

Have you ever wondered why people become confused? Have you ever been perplexed by how best to treat agitation? Have you ever thought that it might be better to prevent delirium than to treat it? Altered mental status (involving agitation, confusion, and perceptual disturbances)is a topic of concern for clinicians of all specialties. Learning who is at risk for an altered mental status, what we can say or do to prevent or to treat individuals with an altered mental status, why people become agitated or confused, and how we can assess and treat alterations of mental status is key to providing timely treatment and saving lives. To assess your knowledge about this subject, a pre-test is provided. After taking this pre-test, move directly to the text (without checking the answer key at the end of the book). Next, read the programmed text. It provides you with an opportunity for layered learning, with information offered in bite-sized bits. After each section, fill in the missing words (indicated by blanks) with the correct answer; this enables you to build knowledge in small steps. You will learn better if you do not look at the answers before you fill in the missing words. Therefore, cover up the answer adjacent to each section using the supplied bookmark (found at the back of this book), until you have filled in the missing words. This format makes this volume appear incredibly simple; nevertheless, completing this step-by-step workbook will help you achieve working knowledge about the assessment and management of altered mental status. Follow the instructions; skipping sections will interfere with the learning process. You can complete the tests and read the text in one sitting. After completing the entire text, take the post-reading test. This helps you assess how much you have learned from this exercise. Then, score your pre-test and post-reading test to determine your raw score and percentage of correct responses so that you can see how much you learned. Enjoy the painless process.

Paperback: $29.99
Learning About Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome
Learning About Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome
Theodore A. Stern, MD

Learning about how to recognize, evaluate, and treat life-threatening drug-induced syndromes (e.g., catatonia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, serotonin syndrome)is a topic of concern for clinicians of all specialties. Learning who is at risk for life-threatening psychotropic-induced syndromes, learning what we can do to prevent the development of such syndromes, and learning how we can provide timely treatment is essential to saving lives. To begin, a pre-test is provided. After taking this pre-test, move directly to the text (without checking the answer key at the end of the book). Next, read the programmed text. It provides you with an opportunity for layered learning, with information offered in bite-sized bits. After each section, fill in the missing words (indicated by blanks) with the correct answer; this enables you to build knowledge in small steps. You will learn better if you do not look at the answers before you fill in the missing words. Therefore, cover up the answer adjacent to each section using the supplied bookmark (found at the back of this book), until you have filled in the missing words. This format makes completing this workbook seem simplistic; nevertheless, moving through this text step by step will help you to develop working knowledge about the recognition and treatment of life-threatening drug-induced syndromes. Follow the instructions; skipping sections will interfere with the learning process. You can complete the tests and read the text in one sitting. After completing the text, take the post-reading test. This will help you to assess how much you have learned from this exercise. Then, score your pre-test and post-reading test to determine your raw score and percentage of correct responses. Enjoy the painless process.

Paperback: $29.99
Learning About Factitious Illness and Malingering
Learning About Factitious Illness and Malingering
Theodore A. Stern, MD

Learning about the detection and management of factitious illness and malingering is important for clinicians. Have you ever wondered who is at risk for feigning or simulating illness, what we can say or do to prevent or to treat individuals who engage in deceptive behaviors, where such individuals are evaluated when an individual is likely to feign or simulate illness, why he or she is fabricating signs and symptoms, and how we can assess and treat those who engage in deceptions? If you have, this exercise will answer these questions and facilitate timely treatment and life-saving care. To assess your knowledge about this subject, a pre-test is provided. After taking this pre-test, move directly to the text (without checking the answer key at the end of the book). Next, read the programmed text. It provides you with an opportunity for layered learning, with information offered in bite-sized bits. After each section, fill in the missing words (indicated by blanks) with the correct answer; this enables you to build knowledge in small steps. You will learn better if you do not look at the answers before you fill in the missing words. Therefore, cover up the answer adjacent to each section using the supplied bookmark (found at the back of this book), until you have filled in the missing words. This format makes this volume appear incredibly simple; nevertheless, completing this step-by-step workbook will help you to achieve a working knowledge about the assessment and management of factitious illness and malingering. Follow the instructions; skipping sections will interfere with the learning process. You can complete the tests and read the text in one sitting. After completing the entire text, take the post-reading test. This helps you to assess how much you have learned from this exercise. Then, score your pre-test and post-reading test to determine your raw score and percentage of correct responses so that you can see how much you have learned. Enjoy the painless process.

Paperback: $29.99
Learning About Informed Consent, Capacity Assessments, Treatment Refusal, Civil Commitment, and Boundary Violations
Learning About Informed Consent, Capacity Assessments, Treatment Refusal, Civil Commitment, and Boundary Violations
Theodore A. Stern, MD, and Ronald Schouten MD, JD

Learning about informed consent, competency, treatment refusal, civil commitment, malpractice, and boundary violations, as well as the role of psychiatrists in the legal system will help to frame the practice of clinicians and facilitate ethical and effective care. To assess your knowledge about this subject, a pre-test is provided. After taking this pre-test, move directly to the text (without checking the answer key at the end of the book). Next, read the programmed text. It provides you with an opportunity for layered learning, with information offered in bite-sized bits. After each section, fill in the missing words (indicated by blanks) with the correct answer; this enables you to build knowledge in small steps. You will learn better if you do not look at the answers before you fill in the missing words. Therefore, cover up the answer adjacent to each section using the supplied bookmark (found at the back of this book), until you have filled in the missing words. This format makes this volume appear incredibly simple; nevertheless, completing this step-by-step workbook will help you to achieve a working knowledge about informed consent, competency, treatment refusal, civil commitment, malpractice, and boundary violations. Follow the instructions; skipping sections will interfere with the learning process. You can complete the tests and read the text in one sitting. After completing the entire text, take the post-reading test. This helps you to assess how much you have learned from this exercise. Then, score your pre-test and post-reading test to determine your raw score and percentage of correct responses so that you can see how much you have learned. Enjoy the painless process.

Paperback: $29.99
Learning About Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Learning About Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Theodore A. Stern, MD

Learning about sleep and sleep disorders is important for clinicians in all specialties. To assess your knowledge about this subject, a pre-test is provided. After taking this pre-test, move directly to the text (without checking the answer key at the end of the book). Next, read the programmed text. It provides you with an opportunity for layered learning, with information offered in bite-sized bits. After each section, fill in the missing words (indicated by blanks) with the correct answer; this enables you to build knowledge in small steps. You will learn better if you do not look at the answers before you fill in the missing words. Therefore, cover up the answer adjacent to each section using the supplied bookmark (found at the back of this book), until you have filled in the missing words. This format will make completing this workbook seem simplistic; nevertheless, moving through this text step-by-step will help you to develop working knowledge about the assessment and management of sleep complaints and sleep disorders. Follow the instructions; skipping sections will interfere with the learning process. You can complete the tests and read the text in one sitting. After completing the entire text, take the post-reading test. This will help you assess how much you have learned from this exercise. Then, score your pre-test and post-reading test to determine your raw score and the percentage of your correct responses. Enjoy the painless process.

Paperback: $29.99
Learning About the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk
Learning About the Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk
Theodore A. Stern, MD

The assessment and management of suicide risk is a topic of concern for clinicians in all specialties; thoughts of suicide, attempts to end one’s life, and death following suicide attempt occurs in those treated by all medical disciplines. Learning who is at risk, what we can say or do to protect individuals with suicidal ideation, where attempts might occur, when an individual is likely to attempt suicide, why a person is contemplating suicide, and how we can assess the ongoing risk of suicide is key to saving lives and to providing timely treatment. To begin, a pre-test is provided. After taking this pre-test, move directly to the text (without checking the answer key at the end of the book). Next, read the programmed text. It provides you with an opportunity for layered learning, with information offered in bite-sized bits. After each section, fill in the missing words (indicated by blanks) with the correct answer; this enables you to build knowledge in small steps. You will learn better if you do not look at the answers before you fill in the missing words. Therefore, cover up the answer adjacent to each section using the supplied bookmark (found at the back of this book), until you have filled in the missing words. This format will make completing this workbook seem simplistic; nevertheless, moving through this text step by step will help you to develop working knowledge about suicide assessment and management. Follow the instructions; skipping sections will interfere with the learning process. You can complete the tests and read the text in one sitting. After completing the text, take the post-reading test. This will help you assess how much you have learned from this exercise. Then, score your pre-test and post-reading test to determine your raw score and the percentage of your correct responses. Enjoy the painless process.

Paperback: $29.99
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On the Edge of Life: Diary of A Medical Intensive Care Unit
Theodore A. Stern, MD, and Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS

This book weaves together extraordinary tales told by freshly-minted doctors as they rotate through the Massachusetts General Hospital intensive care unit. One of the renowned authors are Cleveland Clinic physician Mikkael Sekeres, MD, a frequent contributor to the New York Times Well Blog and award-winning columnist for Oncology Times. He is joined by Theodore Stern, MD, Chief of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The stories focus on the unguarded reflections of interns and residents as they struggle with extremes of medical care, humor in the midst of despair and first encounters with death. Ultimately they take a step back to appreciate the miracle of survival as the human spirit triumphs over medical calamity.

Paperback: $14.95Kindle: $7.45
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Facing Postoperative Pain
Jingping Wang, MD, PHD, Richard J. Tannyhill, MD, DDS, FACS, and Theodore A. Stern, MD
Facing Vitiligo
A. Shadi Kourosh, MD, MPH, and Theodore A. Stern, MD
Facing Pelvic Pain
Elise De, MD, and Theodore A. Stern, MD
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Psychopharmacology 2019
Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD, and Maurizio Fava, MD Paperback: $56.00