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Psychosocial aspects of medical practice are often poorly taught and inadequately integrated into training primary care physicians. Many books written by psychiatrists for the busy practitioner reflect a difficulty in transcending interdisciplinary lines and lack practical applicability. Dr. Pasnau has masterfully produced an interesting, readable, and informative book that offers an understanding of the normal development of children and adolescents, as well as practical pointers in the management of their common symptoms and disorders.
The chapters on death and dying are exceptionally useful and offer the physician guidelines for dealing with the tragic events surrounding the death of a child
Psychosocial Aspects of Medical Practice: Children and Adolescents.. Ann Intern Med. ;97:293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-293_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):293.
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