Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

  • Hoyle Leigh
  • Jon Streltzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Principles and Approaches: Nature, Evolution, and Practice of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

  3. Syndromes, Disorders, and Treatment in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. José R. Maldonado
      Pages 157-187
    3. Yelizaveta Sher, José R. Maldonado
      Pages 189-211
    4. Hoyle Leigh
      Pages 213-224
    5. Hoyle Leigh
      Pages 259-264
    6. Jon Streltzer
      Pages 279-290
    7. Hoyle Leigh
      Pages 291-301
    8. Hoyle Leigh
      Pages 335-343
    9. Norman B. Levy, Adam Mirot
      Pages 397-416
    10. Khenu Singh, Jewel Shim, Christine E. Skotzko, Herb Ochitill
      Pages 417-443
    11. Nancy W. Withers
      Pages 445-464
    12. Roshni L. Koli, Anthony P. S. Guerrero
      Pages 497-519
    13. Lori Murayama-Sung, Iqbal Ahmed
      Pages 521-538
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 547-561

About this book


This updated resource refines and expands on both the core concepts and the real-world practice of consultation-liaison psychiatry in medical settings. New and revised chapters provide background and basics and describe CL psychiatry approaches to managing  a wide array of psychiatric issues in common medical conditions, including heart, lung, kidney, and liver disease, as well as delirium, dementia,  alcohol and substance use problems, and chronic pain. Besides the fine points of practice in varied chronic and acute care settings, specific patient populations such as children, elders, ob/gyn patients, the depressed, the anxious, and the immunocompromised are discussed. The latest information and insights on psychopharmacology, interviewing, and ethical and cultural issues round out the book's highly accessible coverage.

A sampling of additional topics in the Handbook:

  • Basic foundations of diagnosis, psychiatric diagnosis, and final common pathway syndromes.<
  • An integrative care model of psychiatry in the primary care setting.
  • Patients’ personality, personality types and traits, and disorders.
  • The chronic patient and the palliative care setting.
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders.
  • Somatic symptoms and related disorders.

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry utilizes the new DSM-5 classification of mental disorders, and ably follows its predecessor by presenting the diverse state of the specialty to enhance the work of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and primary care physicians.


behavioral medicine biopsychosocial approach to patient care common reasons for psychiatric consultation consultation-liaison psychiatry cultural competence in health care cultural psychiatry functional somatic syndrome hypochondriasis integrative medicine mood syndromes in C-L psychiatry psychiatric consultation in medical settings psychiatric syndromes in C-L psychiatry psychopharmacology in C-L setting psychosomatic medicine somatization syndromic diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Hoyle Leigh
    • 1
  • Jon Streltzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California, San Francisco, Fresno Community Regional Medical CenterFresnoUSA
  2. 2.University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of PsychiatryHonoluluUSA

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