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Liaison Psychiatry
Mental Health Problems in the General Hospital

ISBN 9781138315693
Published September 17, 2020 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Liaison psychiatry, that is, psychiatry with patients with organic disorders or physical symptoms in general hospitals, is a field that grew rapidly in the 1980s. Yet there had been no introductory book to the subject which might have served the needs of trainee psychiatrists, medical students, and general physicians and surgeons, as well as nurses and others, whose patients might be involved.

This book, originally published in 1987, aimed to fill this gap in the literature. It begins by examining the scope and organisational issues of liaison psychiatry at the time and its role in psychiatric patients with organic disease, psychosomatic disorders, emotional reactions to physical disease, terminal illness, etc. The bulk of the book then reviews liaison in a range of medical specialities. The book should thus have a wide readership.

Table of Contents

1. Overview: Scope of Liaison Psychiatry  2. Assessment: Multidimensional Method  3. Psychological Presentation in Various Disorders  4. Pain  5. Liaison in Neurological Disorders  6. Liaison in Cardiorespiratory Disorders  7. Liaison in Gastrointestinal Problems  8. Liaison in Obstetrics and Gynaecology  9. Liaison in Endocrine and Metabolic Problems  10. Liaison in Renal and Genitourinary Problems  11. Liaison in Bone and Joint Problems  12. Liaison in Dermatology and Infections  13. Liaison in Oncology  14. Terminal Illness  15. Pharmacology in Liaison Psychiatry: Summary of General Principles  16. General Strategies for the Liaison Therapist.  Subject Index.  Author Index.

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