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Micronutrition for the Weight Loss Surgery Patient
Price: $49.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling in the US, $15.00 international)
Author: Jacqueline Jacques, ND

Synopsis: Nutritional medicine is really a specialty unto itself, and few physicians today are properly prepared to manage complex cases such as those that may present in weight loss surgery patients. Unmonitored nutritional deficiencies can leave weight loss surgery patients vulnerable to both acute and chronic conditions with variably reversible to permanent physical damage. This book is intended to offer a practical manual for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for surgeons, primary care physicians, dietitians, and others caring for weight loss surgery patients. Clinicians using this book should ultimately find themselves better equipped to make educated decisions regarding nutritional management of their weight loss surgery patients.

About the Author: Jacqueline Jacques, ND, is a Naturopathic Doctor with more than a decade of expertise in medical nutrition. Dr. Jacques has spent much of her career in the dietary supplement industry as a formulator, speaker, writer, and educator. She is the Chief Science Officer for Catalina Lifesciences LLC, a company dedicated to providing the best of nutritional care to weight loss surgery patients.

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The Emotional First + Aid Kit—A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery, Second Edition
Price: PRINT $24.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling in the US, $15.00 international; E-PUB $14.95
Author: Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD

Synopsis: The second edition of this book is written for anyone who wants to change his or her life through bariatric weight loss surgery. Learn realistic and practical strategies for dealing with emotional difficulties encountered before and after your weight loss surgery—strategies that help you:
•    Relieve stress without using food
•    Modify unhealthy behavior
•    Overcome hurdles to establishing a consistent exercise program
•    Deal with negative reactions by friends, family, and spouse to your weight loss
•    Prevent relapse…and more.

These psychological tricks of the trade will help you make your weight loss journey a successful one. 

About the Author: Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD, is a psychologist with the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston and the 17th Circuit Court of Florida.

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Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient

Price: $27.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling in the US, $15.00 international)
Author: Susan Gallagher, RN, MSN, MA, CWOCN, PhD

Synopsis: Regardless of the etiologies of a patient’s obesity, healthcare providers best serve the larger, heavier patient when they understand the patient’s complex clinical needs. The Challenges of Caring for the Obese Patient is a case study-based text book that teaches multidisciplinary clinicians a humanistic approach to treating obese patients through education on relevant topics

About the Author: Dr. Susan Gallagher is an international lecturer, has authored over 75 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and has authored several book chapters. She resides in Houston, Texas.

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Weight Loss Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Price: $49.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling in the US, $15.00 international)
Edited by: Raul Rosenthal, MD, and Daniel Jones, MD

Synopsis: This book has 81 chapters, 600 pages, and 135 contributors. Written by experts in the field of bariatrics, this textbook has been designed to meet the needs of residents, fellows, and general surgeons who are seeking a comprehensive, up-to-date resource in the ever-evolving field of bariatrics. Topics covered in this textbook include the following:
• Epidemiology and history
• Physiology and interactive mechanisms
• Preoperative evaluation
• Psychology of the morbidly obese patient
• Essentials of a bariatric program
• Postoperative management of the bariatric patient
• Surgical solutions
• Revisional weight loss surgery
• Managing postoperative complications
• Nutritional deficiencies
• Obesity in childhood
• Outcomes of bariatric surgery
• Body contouring
• Training and credentialing

About the editors: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, is Program Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Director of the Minimally Invasive Fellowship Program, Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, in Weston, Florida; Daniel B. Jones, MD, is Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

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More than Medication: Incorporating Psychotherapy into Community Psychiatry Appointments

Price: $24.95, plus $8.00 shipping and handling in the US; $15.00 international

Editors: Paulette M. Gillig, MD, PhD, and Ann K. Morrison, MD

Synopsis: Softbound, 156 pages. This book addresses one of the major issues of community psychiatric practice—how to incorporate psychotherapy into the standard 15- to 30-minute appointment. Whether struggling with dual diagnosis or schizophrenia, a personality disorder or a mood disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder or death and dying bereavement issues, psychotherapy often is as integral a part of the patient’s mental health as the prescribed medication. With contributions from psychotherapy experts across the field of psychiatry and through case examples, Drs. Gillig and Morrison share with the reader how to incorporate psychotherapy into psychiatric patient treatment plans, no matter what the diagnosis.

About the Editors:

Paulette Marie Gillig, MD, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry, Wright State University), was Chief Clinical Officer for a mental health and substance abuse services multicounty rural board for 15 years and has held staff, consulting, and medical director positions in many rural and urban settings. Most recently she developed a state-rural-academic partnership program for training psychiatric residents in underserved locations. She has written extensively about these community-based clinical programs and the clinical research that has been carried out at these sites. She has written many of the seminal articles that helped to develop the field of community psychiatry over the last several decades, covering topics such as evidence-based treatment for emergency psychiatry patients, the use of “holding areas,” mobile crisis and outreach services, SAMI housing programs, peer review, and most recently, rural community psychiatry programs.

Ann K. Morrison, MD (Associate Professor and Director of Community Psychiatry, Wright State University), coordinates the community psychiatry training for psychiatric residents where she is also the Ohio Department of Mental Health Public Psychiatry Professor. She has practiced for nearly 20 years in a variety of community mental health settings in Ohio since completing residency and medical school at the University of Wisconsin. These clinical sites have included comprehensive community mental health centers providing both inpatient and outpatient care, a PACT team, and a clinic for homeless individuals. She was the original psychiatric consultant to specialty outpatient programs for geriatric patients and for people with both intellectual disability and mental illness. She was involved in both program development and clinical care in these clinics.

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