Psychiatry notes

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LIASON PSYCHIATRY A sub-speciality of psychiatry that caters for theprovision of psychiatric care in a general hospital orcommunity setting alongside other medical services WHY LIASON PSYCHIATRY-40% of patient in hospital has diagnosable mental illnesseg depression, anxiety or organic brain sydromeI f the condition are untreated would lead to increased-Morbidity-Length of stay in hospital-Cost of careLIASON PSYCHIATRY AIM OF LIASON PSYCHIATRY(1) To provide psychiatric treatment to patient with medical or surgical illnesswho may develop psychiatric complications eg-HIV delirium-Substance induced psychosis-Post operative delium(2) Patient who have psychiatric illnesses and have developed a medicalcomplication eg-Depressed patient who take suicidal overdose of a drug-Schizophrenic patient who injure/cut himself due to bizarre delusional beliefs(3) To clarify diagnosis in a difficult differential diagnosis eg-Depression stupor versus stroke-Conversion disorder versus loss of limb function(4) To teach staff about treatment terms and also teach all candres ofstudents regarding psychiatric illnessLIASON CONT AIM OF LIASON CONTTo evaluate a patien

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