Perioperative Psychiatry

A Guide to Behavioral Healthcare for the Surgical Patient

  • Paula C. Zimbrean
  • Mark A. Oldham
  • Hochang Benjamin Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hochang Benjamin Lee
    Pages 1-3
  3. General Concepts in Perioperative Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Mark A. Oldham
      Pages 27-50
    3. Paula Trigo-Blanco, Adriana Dana Oprea
      Pages 51-64
    4. Teofilo E. Matos Santana
      Pages 65-85
    5. Dwain C. Fehon, Amelia Swanson
      Pages 87-106
  4. Specialties and Subspecialties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Walter Piddoubny, Mario Andres Caro
      Pages 109-130
    3. Elizabeth Prince, Walter Piddoubny, Mario Andres Caro, Ted Avi Gerstenblith, O. Joseph Bienvenu
      Pages 131-143
    4. Sahil Munjal, Paula C. Zimbrean
      Pages 145-171
    5. Paula C. Zimbrean, Nora Proops
      Pages 173-193
    6. Ulas M. Camsari, Sheila G. Jowsey-Gregoire
      Pages 223-233
    7. Orna Alpert, Imran Iqbal, Gabriela Andrade, Raman Marwaha, Johnathan Ebben, Katherine Zappia
      Pages 265-287
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-297

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive review of mental health topics for pre- and postsurgical patients. The book discusses general aspects of psychiatric care during the immediate pre- and postsurgical phase, such as pain management, psychopharmacological management or legal aspects of informed consent. The volume dedicates one section to specific subspecialties, including cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, organ transplantation, plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, and many others.  Each of these chapters address preoperative psychiatric risk factors, evaluations, impact, and management recommendations for prevention and treatment of the most common psychiatric complications.  The final section reviews the current dilemmas and questions for future research in this field, including delirium and capacity evaluation.  The text concludes with commentary written by experts in the fields of consultation-liaison psychiatry and surgery on future directions and considerations.  

Perioperative Psychiatry is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, surgeons, trainees, nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals concerned with the behavioral health of surgical patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paula C. Zimbrean
    • 1
  • Mark A. Oldham
    • 2
  • Hochang Benjamin Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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