Akoijam Mamata Devi


Liaison psychiatry is the branch of mental health that
specializes in the interface between different medical
specialties and mental health team, usually taking place in a
hospital or medical setting. It also known as consultative
psychiatry or consultation-liaison psychiatry (also,
psychosomatic medicine). Consults means when the primary
care team has questions about a patient's mental health, or
how that patient's mental health is affecting his or her care
and treatment. The Mental Health team works as a "liaison"
between the medical team and the patient. Issues that happen
include ability to consent to treatment, conicts with the
primary care team, and the intersection of problems in both
physical and mental health, as well as client who may report
physical symptoms as a result of a psychological disorder.

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