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Author Gomez, Joan.

Title Liaison Psychiatry : Mental Health Problems in the General Hospital
Published Milton : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (289 pages)
Series Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry Ser. ; v. 9
Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Contents; 1. Overview: Scope of Liaison Psychiatry; Composition of a General Hospital Psychiatry Service; The Commonest Reasons for Referral; What the Liaison Psychiatrist Can and Should Do; Background Theories; Techniques Available to the Liaison Psychiatrist; The Role of Other Professionals; References; 2. Assessment: Multidimensional Method; Protocol; History, Part I: Medical; History, Part II: Psychosocial; Past Psychiatric History; Supplementary Physical Examination
Opinion and Record in the Medical NotesSpecial Situations; Appendix 1: Systematic Physical Enquiry; Appendix 2: Mental State Examination; Appendix 3: Mental State Examination for Organic Brain Syndromes; Appendix 4: Verbal Expression of Emotion; References and Further Reading; 3. Psychological Presentation in Various Disorders; Psychological Presentations of Illness; Anxiety; Depression; Hypochondriasis; Mania and Euphoria; Hallucinations and Delusions; Organic Brain Syndromes; References; 4. Pain; Physiological Aspects; Learning Pain; The Expression of Pain
Post-traumatic SyndromesReferences and Further Reading; 6. Liaison in Cardiorespiratory Disorders; Hypertension; Ischaemic Heart Disease; Cardiac Surgery; Acute Respiratory Infections; Bronchial Asthma; Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease; Bronchial Carcinoma; Hyperventilation Syndrome; References; 7. Liaison in Gastrointestinal Problems; Abdominal Pain; Specific Gastrointestinal Disorders; References; 8. Liaison in Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Dysmenorrhoea; Menstrual Irregularities; The Premenstrual Syndrome; Pelvic Pain Attributed to Gynaecological Disease; Post-hysterectomy Depression
PregnancyLabour; After-baby Blues; Postnatal Neuroses; Postpartum Psychoses; Attachment Between Mother and Infant; Stillbirth; Termination of Pregnancy; Danger to the Infant; Sterilisation; References; 9. Liaison in Endocrine and Metabolic Problems; Psychiatric Complications of Endocrine Disease; Specific Endocrine Syndromes; References; 10. Liaison in Renal and Genitourinary Problems; Uraemia; End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD); Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy; Liaison in Sexual Disorders; Sexual Dysfunction; Sexual Assault; Problems Associated with Homosexuality; References
The Meaning of Pain to the PatientState of Mind and Pain; Psychiatrist's Role with Patients in Pain; Management; References; 5. Liaison in Neurological Disorders; Symptoms; Patient Assessment; Diagnostic Aids in Neurology; Neurological Disorders with Prominent Psychological Components; Epilepsy; Huntington's Chorea; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinsonism; Cerebral Syphilis; Facial Pain; Cerebrovascular Disorders; Brain Tumours and Other Masses; Alcohol-related Neurological Disorders; Migraine and Other Recurrent Headaches; Motor Neurone Disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Summary 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
Notes 11. Liaison in Bone and Joint Problems
Print version record
Subject Consultation-liaison psychiatry.
Consultation-liaison psychiatry.
psychiatric consultation.
psychiatric patients.
psychological presentation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429851022