Consultation - Liaison Psychiatry

Liaison psychiatry is also known as a consultative psychiatry which is a branch of psychiatry which specialises in the interface between a general medicine and the psychiatry which is usually taking place in a hospital or in a medical setting. Consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry refers to the skills and the knowledge which is utilized in evaluating and treating the emotional and behavioral conditions in patients who are referred from surgical settings.The aims of liaison psychiatry include the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders, prevention of psychiatric morbidity, promotion of a positive attitude towards psychiatry, promotion of a combined approach to mental and physical health, teaching, research and improved cost effectiveness of service provision.Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatrists have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in medically ill patients.The tracks associated with Consultation-liaison psychiatry are sleep disorder, substance use disorders and suicide attempt or threat.


  • Substance use disorders
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Neuroimaging
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Suicide attempt or threat
  • Diagnosis, treatment for people with Dementia

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