By J. Wesley Boyd with Eric Metcalf
Harvard Health Publications
J. Wesley Boyd, HMS assistant clinical professor of psychiatry, and Eric Metcalf, an Indianapolis-based medical writer, editor and health educator, offer insight into the world of addiction in their new book, "Almost Addicted."
Whether the drug of choice is legal or illegal, a hallucinogen or depressant, the drug use of “almost addicts” negatively affects their quality of life, yet falls short of meeting the diagnostic criteria for substance abuse or dependence.
Boyd and Metcalf describe what it is to be “almost addicted” and provide almost addicts and their loved ones with the knowledge and guidance they need to address and evaluate their condition.
"Almost Addicted" will provide readers with the tools necessary to identify and assess their patterns of drug use; evaluate its impact on relationships, work and personal well-being; develop strategies and goals for abstaining from drugs; measure the results of applying these strategies; and make informed decisions about next steps, including getting professional assistance if needed.
This book, which serves as an engaging guide on addiction, is part of The Almost Effect series by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts in the field of behavioral and physical problems.
The Handbook of Liver Disease, 3rd Edition
Co-edited by Lawrence S. Friedman and Emmet B. Keeffe
Lawrence Friedman, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and chair of the department of medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and the late Emmet Keeffe, formerly of Stanford University School of Medicine present "The Handbook of Liver Disease," 3rd Edition.
This book is a concise, accurate and up-to-date reference tool for medical students studying the liver and busy practitioners looking for a quick overview of key concepts.
The paperback provides quick reference to the most recent diagnostic and treatment options for patients with liver disorders, the latest clinical findings and procedures, as well as new practices such as genetic testing and non-invasive imaging techniques. This handbook supplies updated information on all aspects of liver disease, including new drug treatments, therapy trials and post-transplant conditions.
This edition also features board review questions based on each chapter, which have been prepared by fellows in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. These questions will be of particular use to readers preparing for certification and recertification exams in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Essentials of Gastroenterology
Co-edited by Shanthi V. Sitaraman and Lawrence S. Friedman
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Lawrence Friedman, HMS professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and chair of the department of medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and the late Shanthi Sitaraman, former chair of the division of digestive diseases and the departments of pathology and surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, present "Essentials of Gastroenterology."
This book is written for medical students, but can be a useful resource for residents on rotation in the gastroenterology service, fellows/practitioners preparing for certification exams and others interested in a quick and practical overview of the field.
The paperback’s 28 chapters are organized into five sections: the luminal gastrointestinal tract; the liver; the pancreas and biliary system; common problems in the field; and a photo gallery. Each chapter outlines a key clinical issue in practice and begins with a clinical vignette.
Medical students will find the information relevant to their studies and easily understandable, while more senior practitioners will be able to achieve a quick and practical overview of the field in a brief amount of time. Readers of this book will find it useful and focused without being overwhelming.