Books by James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD

Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Exam Preparation Guide
Edited by James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD, FRCPC; Usha Parthasarathi, MBBS, FRCPC; and Ana Hategan, MD, FRCPC
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012
The first comprehensive psychiatry review textbook designed expressly for the
Canadian market, Psychiatry Review and Canadian Certification Exam Preparation
Guide is the resource residents and psychiatrists need to master the qualifying
examinations in psychiatry of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada. These exams are required for certification both for graduating residents
and most foreign-trained psychiatrists seeking to practice in Canada. This new
volume, based on The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for
Psychiatry, has been carefully edited to include only material relevant to the
Canadian exam. References have been taken from both the U.S. and Canadian
psychiatric literature, and laboratory units, medication names and doses, and
the language used have been edited to be consistent with Canadian psychiatry.
The volume takes the reader from the basic sciences comprising the foundation of
psychiatry, through the psychiatric interview and other diagnostic topics, to
syndrome-specific chapters paralleling DSM-IV-TR, and finally to current
treatment options. Rounding out the review is a 200-question practice exam that
reflects the structure of the actual board examinations. Although no substitute
for quality medical and residency training, Psychiatry Review and Canadian
Certification Exam Preparation Guide will help the prospective exam-taker
ameliorate weaknesses and enhance strengths in preparation for a successful exam
experience.

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Study Guide to Psychosomatic Medicine Study Guide to Psychosomatic Medicine
James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD; Robert E. Hales, MD, MBA; and Narriman C. Shahrokh
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2011
Study Guide to Psychosomatic Medicine is a question-and-answer companion that
allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress
through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine,
Second Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 271 questions divided into 41
individual quizzes of 5 10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the
Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant
text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed
information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses
the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct. The
Study Guide’s companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of
Psychosomatic Medicine: Psychiatric Care of the Medically III, Second Edition,
again brings together a multinational group of distinguished contributors to
address every aspect of psychiatric care in the medically ill. This book
captures the diversity of the field, whose practitioners scholars, physicians,
and clinicians of varied backgrounds represent a multiplicity of perspectives.

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Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine Casebook of Psychosomatic Medicine
James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD; Debra Kahn, MD; Kemuel L. Philbrick, MD; and John M. Bostwick, MD
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2008
The practice of medicine is both learned and advanced through the compilation
and study of cases vignettes that record the presentation, diagnosis, and
treatment of individual patients and diseases. This is especially true of
psychosomatic medicine (PSM), which depends on the compelling case to distill
clinical knowledge and communicate it to students, residents, and clinicians. An
invaluable contribution to the field, the Casebook of Psychosomatic
Medicine
describes the psychiatric symptoms and/or illnesses managed by the
PSM psychiatrist in collaboration with other medical colleagues. The book
presents a broad range of cases illustrating the medical, psychosocial, and
intertwined situations psychiatrists are likely to encounter in an academic
medical center setting. No other single volume offers a broader range of
engaging, detailed, and nuanced PSM cases, or grounds them so firmly in a
psychiatric, psychosocial, and spiritual context. Here are just a few of this
patient-centered book’s most impressive and useful features: The relevant
science underlying each case is addressed in discussion sections, allowing the
book to be read as a stand-alone volume. Alternatively, the cases can be read as
instructive and insightful illustrations by the reader who has already absorbed
the fundamentals of PSM from standard textbooks in the field. This user-friendly
book is organized by the organ system or disease type of the presenting illness
or symptom. Content rare in volumes of this kind includes detailed coverage of
the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders; the management of drug
toxicity states; determinations of decisional capacity for medical decision
making; and stress and adaptation, an issue the PSM psychiatrist encounters
daily. The authors strongly believe that one of the most crucial roles for the
psychiatrist is in the medical center, and the book reflects that orientation.
The book addresses the importance of understanding the impact of patients
systemic illnesses on their psychiatric symptoms, and modifying interventions
and care accordingly. These abilities are critical to sound PSM practice.
Although PSM has a long and noble history, it is the newest of the psychiatric
subspecialties, and as the literature expands, more and more clinicians will
incorporate PSM treatment modalities into their practice. The Casebook of
Psychosomatic Medicine
is an essential contribution to that body of
knowledge and establishes a new standard with which to face the future of this
exciting field.

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