Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Academic journal article Alcoholism and Psychiatry Research

Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

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Title: Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Editors: Leigh, Hoyle, Streltzer, Jon (Eds.) ISBN: 978-3-319-11004-2 eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11005-9 Publisher: Springer International Publishing Number of pages: XVI, 561

Liaison psychiatry is a part of psychiatry that studies the impact of mental state on the somatic disease and the influence of physical illness on the mental state of the patient. In clinical terms, there is a very broad area where psychiatry is overlaping with body issues within which there is a strong need for a structured literature that defines all possible clinical situations. This book very accurately describes all possible situations in which a psychiatrist may find himself in his daily work. Thus this book provides diagnostic criterias for the individual psychiatric entities, descriptions of clinical conditions, pathogenesis, etiology, epidemiology, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of patients. All of the above is defined and described based on the latest medical research and thus represents a very concrete and meaningful information about the current liaison psychiatry. …

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