Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Editors: Leigh, Hoyle, Streltzer, Jon (Eds.)

  • Provides a balance of theoretical and practical information
  • Takes a biopsychosocial, integrative approach to the topic
  • Offers balanced breadth and depth of perception
  • Includes case vignettes
  • Includes specific instructions for consultation procedures, downloadable forms, relaxation techniques
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About this book

Linking the medical and psychological components of a patient’s condition, facilitating communication among patients, doctors, families, and hospital systems, consultation-liaison work has emerged as one of the most challenging of psychiatric skills. The Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry takes a practical biopsychosocial approach to helping readers navigate this complex terrain.

The authors and their 17 colleagues emphasize the flexibility CL practice demands, the team setting it entails, and the clinical and empathy skills it requires. Early chapters trace the roots of psychosomatic medicine and consultation-liaison psychiatry, the nature of psychiatric diagnosis, and explain the clinical, educational, administrative, and research functions of CL psychiatry, and walk the reader through the basics of psychiatric consultation. They discuss common reasons for psychiatric consultation and the immediate management of urgent conditions such as agitation and suicidal behavior. From there, chapters feature case vignettes, practice guidelines, and specific information on topics as varied as postpartum depression, withdrawal symptoms, and chronic pain. And in keeping with this real-world orientation, contributors identify cultural issues, analyze ethical concerns, and flag the potential conflicts of interest that practitioners must recognize and prevent for successful practice.

Highlights of the coverage:

  • Foundations of the field—origins of CL psychiatry, an evolutionary, gene-environment interactional model of psychiatric illness, reasons for consultation, empirical findings on CL psychiatry.
  • A downloadable Consultation Database that automatically generates consultation reports.
  • Psychiatric conditions—anxiety, depression, psychosis, somatoform disorders, pain, PTSD, substance abuse, delirium and dementia.
  • Medical settings and issues—ICU, palliative care, emergency care, outpatient, ethical issues, competency, emergency hold.
  • Special populations—children/adolescents, geriatric patients, immune-compromised patients, kidney and liver diseased patients, pregnant patients.
  • Key techniques—interviewing, psychopharmacology, detoxification, relaxation methods (including hypnosis), and more.

With this depth and scope, the Handbook offers a wealth of insights and ideas to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychiatric and primary care residents, medical students, behavioral medicine specialists, and others who are interested in managing emotional aspects of medical patients, and providing biopsychosocial care. Its accessibility makes it an outstanding text for advanced students in health psychology and behavioral medicine, and a reliable reference for professionals in related health fields.

 

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About the authors

Hoyle Leigh, MD, is Professor Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of a number of books on consultation-liaison psychiatry and behavioral sciences, including "The Patient: Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of medical Practice" (Plenum/Kluwer, three editions). Previously, he was Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University where he established the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic that pioneered the field of behavioral medicine.

Jon Streltzer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at University of Hawaii. He is renowned for his work in cultural psychiatry, psychonephrology, and chronic pain. He is a co-author of "Culture and Psychopathology: Guidelines for Clinical Assessment" and "Culture and Psychotherapy: A Guide to Clinical Practice."

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Evolution of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine

    Leigh, Hoyle

    Pages 3-11

  • The Functions of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

    Leigh, Hoyle

    Pages 12-15

  • The Why and How of Psychiatric Consultation

    Leigh, Hoyle

    Pages 16-27

  • Evaluating the Evidence Base of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

    Sensky, Tom

    Pages 28-36

  • Common Reasons for Psychiatric Consultation

    Leigh, Hoyle

    Pages 37-49

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-78128-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
Editors
  • Hoyle Leigh
  • Jon Streltzer
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-69255-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-69255-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-69253-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-78128-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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