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Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
The Bumpy Road to Specialization

ISBN 9781138906259
Published May 2, 2016 by Routledge
314 Pages

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Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Bumpy Road to Specialization documents the development of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry from its inception to the present. The book draws on contributions from philosophy, physiology, psychoanalysis, epidemiology and other disciplines to define the broad scope of the field. Distinctions and similarities between Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine will be of interest to psychiatrists, social workers, and health psychologists, as well as students, residents, and fellows pursuing careers in these disciplines.

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  Prologue: The Gap  Preamble  Psyche and Soma: Struggles to Close the Gap  Section I: Seeds and Roots  Preamble  1. Remnants of Philosophy: The Vexing Mind-Body Problem  2. Physiology: Cannon’s Shot Heard Round the World  3. Psychoanalysis: The Mysterious Leap  4. Psychosomatic Roots  5. Epidemiology: Neither Physiology nor Philosophy  6. Beginnings of Consultation and Liaison  Section II. Crises and Benefactors  Preamble  7. "Foundational Support": When They Say It Isn’t the Money  8. "Lack of Means"  Section III: The Process of Specialty Recognition  Preamble  9. Prelude to Specialization  10. Specialization at Last: Hopeful Remedy  Section IV: Post-Specialization  Preamble 11. Specialization: Boon or Bane?  Appendix One. Dramatis Personae  Appendix Two. Personal Reflections of a C-L Psychiatrist  Index

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Don R. Lipsitt, MD, is professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a past president of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine. The founder of two journals on consultation-liaison psychiatry, he is the recipient of several lifetime achievement awards for contributions to the field. The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has inaugurated the "Don R. Lipsitt Award for Achievement in Integrated and Collaborative Care."