Handbook of Liaison Psychiatry, 1st Edition

  • G. Lloyd
  • E. Guthrie
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481179
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481178
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 944 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Liaison psychiatry is the recognition and management of psychiatric problems in the general medical setting. In this comprehensive book a team of experts cover the full range of issues, from establishing a service to disaster planning. It is essential reading for doctors and other professionals concerned with the psychological health of patients in acute general hospitals and in primary care.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Basic skills.
2: The Development of General Hospital Psychiatry.
3: Establishing a Service.
4: Legal and Ethical Issues in Liaison Psychiatry: Treatment Refusal and Euthanasia.
5: Understanding Psychological Reactions to Physical Illness.
6: Detection of Psychiatric Disorders in the General Hospital: A Practical Guide.
7: The Role of the Nurse in Liaison Psychiatry.
8: Common Psychiatric Problems Across the General Hospital.
9: Functional Somatic Syndromes.
10: Alcohol Problems in the General Hospital.
11: Drug Misuse in Medical Patients.
12: Sexual Problems in Medical Patients.
13: Suicide and Deliberate Self-Harm.
14: Delirium.
15: Childhood Experiences.
16: Working with Specific Units.
17: Neurological Disorders.
18: Cardiorespiratory Disorders.
19: Gastrointestinal Disorders.
20: Liver Disorders.
21: Endocrine Disorders.
22: Diabetes.
23: HIV and AIDS.
24: Renal Disease.
25: Musculo-Skeletal Disorders.
26: Oncology.
27: Head and Neck Cancer.
28: Palliative Care.
29: Cosmetic Procedures.
30: Perinatal and Gynaecological Disorders.
31: The Intensive Care Unit.
32: The Burns Unit.
33: Psychocutaneous Disorders.
34: Genitourinary Disorders.
35: The Emergency Department.
36: Treatment.
37: Psychopharmacological Treatment in Liaison Psychiatry.
38: The Role of Psychological Treatments.
39: Problem Cases.
40: Different Treatment Settings.
41: Developing Links with Primary Care.
42: Frequent Attenders in Primary Care.
43: Major Disaster Planning.