Nicholas Kontos

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint "Poor Insight": A Capacity Perspective on Treatment Refusal in Serious Mental Illness
    Nicholas Kontos
    Dr Kontos and Dr Freudenreich are with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston e mail Dr Querques is with the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, Boston
    Psychiatr Serv 67:1254-1256. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Capable of more: some underemphasized aspects of capacity assessment
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Psychosomatics 56:217-26. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Beyond capacity: identifying ethical dilemmas underlying capacity evaluation requests
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychosomatics 54:103-10. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Perspective: biomedicine--menace or straw man? Reexamining the biopsychosocial argument
    Nicholas Kontos
    Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 86:509-15. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Ownership, responsibility and hospital care: lessons for the consultation psychiatrist
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:257-62. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Psychiatric polypharmacy: a clinical approach based on etiology and differential diagnosis
    Oliver Freudenreich
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 20:79-85. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The muddles of medicine: a practical, clinical addendum to the biopsychosocial model
    Oliver Freudenreich
    MGH Division of Psychiatry and Medicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychosomatics 51:365-9. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Psychological Symptom Amplification: Are Psychological Symptoms Subject to "Somatization"-Like Processes?
    Nicholas Kontos
    From Harvard Medical School and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 24:302-7. 2016
  9. ncbi request reprint The consultation psychiatrist as effective physician
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Allilance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:20-3. 2003
  10. doi request reprint An approach to the patient with dysregulated mood: major depression and bipolar disorder
    John Querques
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Med Clin North Am 94:1117-26, x. 2010

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint "Poor Insight": A Capacity Perspective on Treatment Refusal in Serious Mental Illness
    Nicholas Kontos
    Dr Kontos and Dr Freudenreich are with the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston e mail Dr Querques is with the Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center, Boston
    Psychiatr Serv 67:1254-1256. 2016
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  2. doi request reprint Capable of more: some underemphasized aspects of capacity assessment
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Psychosomatics 56:217-26. 2015
    ..The 4-abilities model of decision-making capacity is vulnerable to constricted application and teaching...
  3. doi request reprint Beyond capacity: identifying ethical dilemmas underlying capacity evaluation requests
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychosomatics 54:103-10. 2013
    ..Psychiatric consultations involving the evaluation of patients' medical decision-making capacity often seem to have little to do with truly compromised patient autonomy...
  4. doi request reprint Perspective: biomedicine--menace or straw man? Reexamining the biopsychosocial argument
    Nicholas Kontos
    Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Acad Med 86:509-15. 2011
    ..The biopsychosocial model would be best served by shedding the biomedical straw man and modifying its ambitions...
  5. doi request reprint Ownership, responsibility and hospital care: lessons for the consultation psychiatrist
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 30:257-62. 2008
    ..To identify scenarios in which consultation psychiatrists encounter difficulty reconciling their clinical role with consultees' expectations and to suggest concepts that help navigate these situations...
  6. doi request reprint Psychiatric polypharmacy: a clinical approach based on etiology and differential diagnosis
    Oliver Freudenreich
    Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 20:79-85. 2012
    ..Psychiatrists can ask themselves a Kantian question: would my way of prescribing lead to good, socially acceptable outcomes if followed by all physicians treating similar patients?..
  7. doi request reprint The muddles of medicine: a practical, clinical addendum to the biopsychosocial model
    Oliver Freudenreich
    MGH Division of Psychiatry and Medicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychosomatics 51:365-9. 2010
    ..The commonly-accepted "biopsychosocial model" does not always lend itself to the kind of pragmatic decisions that many clinical situations demand of physicians...
  8. doi request reprint Psychological Symptom Amplification: Are Psychological Symptoms Subject to "Somatization"-Like Processes?
    Nicholas Kontos
    From Harvard Medical School and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 24:302-7. 2016
    ..The largely symptom-based nature of psychiatric diagnosis makes PSA a challenging, but necessary, object of further scientific and clinical scrutiny. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint The consultation psychiatrist as effective physician
    Nicholas Kontos
    Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Allilance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 25:20-3. 2003
    ..These principles emphasize the medical model, the status of the psychiatrist as a medical expert, and the importance of defining one's professional limits...
  10. doi request reprint An approach to the patient with dysregulated mood: major depression and bipolar disorder
    John Querques
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Med Clin North Am 94:1117-26, x. 2010
    ..In this article, the authors discuss a general approach for general internists, family practitioners, and other primary care providers to follow in caring for patients with suspected MDD or bipolar disorder...
  11. doi request reprint Electronic Support Groups: An Open Line of Communication in Contested Illness
    Michael Murphy
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA Electronic address
    Psychosomatics 57:547-555. 2016
    ..The relationship between doctors and patients can be strained, which limits communication. Instead, patients often communicate with each other over the Internet in electronic support groups...
  12. doi request reprint Updates in Psychosomatic Medicine: 2014
    Oliver Freudenreich
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Electronic address
    Psychosomatics 56:445-59. 2015
    ..The amount of literature published annually related to psychosomatic medicine is vast; this poses a challenge for practitioners to keep up-to-date in all but a small area of expertise...
  13. doi request reprint An approach to symptoms at the interface of medicine and psychiatry: pain, insomnia, weight loss and anorexia, fatigue and forgetfulness, and sexual dysfunction
    Oliver Freudenreich
    Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Med Clin North Am 94:1217-27, xi. 2010
    ..The management of a patient in whom no satisfactory medical or psychiatric diagnosis can be made is also reviewed briefly...