Evolution of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine

  • Hoyle Leigh

Consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry refers to the skills and knowledge utilized in evaluating and treating the emotional and behavioral conditions in patients who are referred from medical and surgical settings. Many such patients have comorbid psychiatric and medical conditions, and others have emotional and behavioral problems that result from the medical illness either directly or as a reaction to it and its treatment.


Psychosomatic Medicine Integrative Medicine Biopsychosocial Model General Adaptation Syndrome Liaison Psychiatry 
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  • Hoyle Leigh
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaFresnoUSA

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