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Origins of a Section: liaison psychiatry in the College

  • Geoffrey G. Lloyd (a1)
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Why has liaison psychiatry been slow to develop in the UK? The asylum mentality and the current flight into the community have focused psychiatric resources on chronic psychotic illnesses, neglecting the psychological problems of general hospital patients. Nevertheless, there is abundant evidence that medical and surgical patients have a high prevalence of psychiatric disorder that can be effectively treated with psychological or pharmacological methods.

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