This is an up-to-date overview of a wide range of common clinical areas involving the interface between physical and psychological health, that fall within the liaison psychiatry sub-specialty. It provides practical advice for clinicians to use in their daily practice when carrying out psychiatric assessment and treatment in the general hospital setting. There are chapters on alcohol and substance misuse in the general hospital, HIV and liaison psychiatry, palliative care, disaster management and psychosexual problems. For liaison psychiatrists who are involved in developing new services, there are chapters on service development and management. It also includes a chapter of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and extended matching items (EMIs) for self-testing. This book is part of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' flagship College Seminars Series of textbooks.
Publisher: RCPsych Publications