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Seminars in Liaison Psychiatry

Seminars in Liaison Psychiatry provides an up-to-date review of this important psychiatric specialty. Packed with practical advice for clinicians carrying out psychiatric assessment and treatment in the general hospital setting, the second edition has been expanded to cover a wide range of common clinical areas at the interface between physical and psychological health. There are new chapters on alcohol and substance misuse in the general hospital, HIV and liaison psychiatry, palliative care, disaster management and psychosexual problems. For liaison psychiatrists involved in developing new services, there are chapters on service development and management, while trainees about to sit the MRCPsych examinations can test themselves using the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and extended matching items (EMIs) provided. Expert practical advice. Synthesis of current evidence and best practice. Comprehensive coverage of this expanding field. Self-test chapter for trainees.
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Table of Contents

1. Basic skills and competencies in liaison psychiatry Allan House and Hiroko Akagi; 2. The liaison psychiatry curriculum Damien Longson; 3. Classification and diagnosis Gopinath Ranjith; 4. Capacity and consent Eleanor Feldman; 5. Psychological reaction to physical illness Elspeth Guthrie and Ayanangshu Nayak; 6. Medically unexplained symptoms Elspeth Guthrie and Ayanangshu Nayak; 7. Alcohol and substance use in the general hospital Tom Carnworth; 8. Accident and emergency psychiatry and self-harm Helen Linnington, Allan Johnston, Paul Gill and Navneet Kapur; 9. Perinatal psychiatry Renuka Lazarus; 10. General medicine and its specialties Geoffrey G. Lloyd; 11. Liaison psychiatry and surgery David Protheroe; 12. Neuropsychiatry for liaison psychiatrists Alan Carson, Adam Zeman and Jon Stone; 13. Psycho-oncology Andrew Hodgkiss and Surya Mascarenhas; 14. Palliative care psychiatry Annabel Price and Michael Hotopf; 15. Sleep disorders Paul Reading; 16. Weight- and eating-related issues in liaison psychiatry John F. Morgan; 17. Disaster management Jonathan I. Bisson and Ian Collings; 18. Liaison psychiatry and older people David Anderson and Sabu Ooman; 19. Paediatric liaison psychiatry Hilary Lloyd; 20. Primary care and management of long-term conditions Carolyn Chew-Graham; 21. Occupational medicine Max Henderson and Sam Harvey; 22. HIV and liaison psychiatry Melissa Corr; 23. Sexual dysfunction Peter Trigwell; 24. Psychopharmacology in the medically ill Eugene Cassidy, Tayyeb A. Tahir and Emma Morgan; 25. Psychological treatments in liaison psychiatry Siobhan MacHale and Tom Brown; 26. Research, audit and rating scales Peter Aitken; 27. Service models Sarah Burlinson and Stella Morris; 28. Developing liaison psychiatry services Janet Butler and Melanie Temple; 29. Multiple choice questions Deepak Garg and Rajdeep Sandhu; Appendix 1. Specific competencies; Appendix 2. Learning objectives with assessment guidance; Appendix 3. DSM-IV criteria for eating disorders.

About the Author

About the editors: Elspeth Guthrie - Professor of Psychological Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy, Manchester Royal Infirmary. Sanjay Rao - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, and Head of Psychiatry, Annapolis Valley Health, Nova Scotia, Canada. Melanie Temple - Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Darlington Memorial Hospital, Darlington.

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