STRESS IN RETROSPECT

 Donald Watson, M.D.

 Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Orange, California
 

 "IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS?"

 "WHAT DETERMINES THE BEHAVIORAL REACTION TO THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS SEEN IN THE CRITICALLY ILL?"

 "HOW CAN THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT AFFECT THE PATIENT'S ABILITY TO COPE WITH HIS ILLNESS?"

 "WHAT ELEMENTS OF CRITICAL CARE SHOULD BE EXAMINED WITH RESPECT TO THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS ON THE PATIENT?"

 "WHAT SUPPORTIVE MEASURES CAN BE PROVIDED IN THE CRITICAL CARE UNIT TO MEET THE PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS OF THE SERIOUSLY ILL?"

 "WHAT ANTI-ANXIETY DRUGS ARE MOST USEFUL IN THE CARE OF THE CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT?"

 "HOW CAN DEPRESSION BE MANAGED IN THE CRITICALLY ILL?"

 "WHAT ANTI-PSYCHOTIC DRUGS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN THE SERIOUSLY ILL OR INJURED PATIENT?"