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 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.