Seminars in Liaison Psychiatry provides an up-to-date review of this important psychiatric specialty. Packed with practical advice for clinicians carrying out psychiatric assessment and treatment in the general hospital setting, the second edition has been expanded to cover a wide range of common clinical areas at the interface between physical and psychological health. There are new chapters on alcohol and substance misuse in the general hospital, HIV and liaison psychiatry, palliative care, disaster management and psychosexual problems. For liaison psychiatrists involved in developing new services, there are chapters on service development and management, while trainees about to sit the MRCPsych examinations can test themselves using the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and extended matching items (EMIs) provided. Expert practical advice. Synthesis of current evidence and best practice. Comprehensive coverage of this expanding field. Self-test chapter for trainees.