Complex Clinical Conundrums in Psychiatry

From Theory to Clinical Management

  • Kuppuswami Shivakumar
  • Shabbir Amanullah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Popuri M. Krishna, Kuppuswami Shivakumar, Shabbir Amanullah
    Pages 1-13
  3. Lynne Drummond, Andrew Roney
    Pages 39-44
  4. Prabha S. Chandra, Sundarnag Ganjekar, Soumya Parameshwaran
    Pages 45-60
  5. Nisha Nigil Haroon, Najala Orrell, Kuppuswami Shivakumar, Shabbir Amanullah
    Pages 61-66
  6. Jennifer L. Pikard, Sarah Penfold, M. Nadeem Mazhar
    Pages 67-78
  7. Sarah Penfold, Jennifer L. Pikard, M. Nadeem Mazhar
    Pages 79-87
  8. Alana Rawana, Kuppuswami Shivakumar
    Pages 89-102
  9. Lena Palaniyappan, Priyadharshini Sabesan, Ross Norman, Alkomiet Hasan
    Pages 103-114
  10. Kuppuswami Shivakumar, Shabbir Amanullah, Ranga Shivakumar, Kevin Saroka, Nicolas Rouleau, Nirosha J. Murugan
    Pages 115-122
  11. Rosalia Sun Young Yoon, Nisha Ravindran, Arun Ravindran
    Pages 123-142
  12. Ramamohan Veluri, Vicky P. K. H. Nguyen
    Pages 143-152
  13. Brad D. Booth, Michelle D. Mathias
    Pages 153-162
  14. Kuppuswami Shivakumar, Shabbir Amanullah, Adnan Rajeh
    Pages 163-169
  15. Kuppuswami Shivakumar, Shabbir Amanullah, Nicolas Rouleau
    Pages 199-204
  16. Oyedeji Ayonrinde, Sanjeevan Somasunderam
    Pages 205-210
  17. Akiko Kawaguchi, Norio Watanabe
    Pages 211-218
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 223-229

About this book


This book provides the readers with a series of complex cases that are organized by psychiatric disorder. Written by experts in the field, the cases offer insight on how to navigate care in delicate situations while considering preexisting medical conditions. Topics cover pharmacological concerns in women who are pregnant or nursing, working with dementia patients suffering from HIV, assessing and treating ADHD in special populations, monitoring medication use in patience recovering from Substance Use Disorder, and working with patients suffering from personality disorders. Each chapter offers guidance through the maze of classifications, clinical features, diagnosis and various complex interventions. The book also covers new information on the advances in research and management aspects. 

Complex Clinical Conundrums in Psychiatry is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, family physicians, geriatricians, counselors, social workers, nurses, and all medical professionals working with complex psychiatric patients


Treatment-resistant depression Personality disorder Schizophrenia Pregnant women with depression Delirium Substance misuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Kuppuswami Shivakumar
    • 1
  • Shabbir Amanullah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNorthern Ontario School of Medicine Psychiatry DepartmentSudburyCanada
  2. 2.Woodstock General HospitalWoodstock Ontario, University of Western OntarioLondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70310-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70311-4
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