Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Bumpy Road to Specialization documents the development of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry from its inception to the present. The book draws on contributions from philosophy, physiology, psychoanalysis, epidemiology and other disciplines to define the broad scope of the field. Distinctions and similarities between Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine will be of interest to psychiatrists, social workers, and health psychologists, as well as students, residents, and fellows pursuing careers in these disciplines.
Don R. Lipsitt, MD, is professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a past president of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine. The founder of two journals on consultation-liaison psychiatry, he is the recipient of several lifetime achievement awards for contributions to the field. The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has inaugurated the "Don R. Lipsitt Award for Achievement in Integrated and Collaborative Care."
Preface Acknowledgements Prologue: The Gap Preamble Psyche and Soma: Struggles to Close the Gap Section I: Seeds and Roots Preamble 1. Remnants of Philosophy: The Vexing Mind-Body Problem 2. Physiology: Cannon's Shot Heard Round the World 3. Psychoanalysis: The Mysterious Leap 4. Psychosomatic Roots 5. Epidemiology: Neither Physiology nor Philosophy 6. Beginnings of Consultation and Liaison Section II. Crises and Benefactors Preamble 7. "Foundational Support": When They Say It Isn't the Money 8. "Lack of Means" Section III: The Process of Specialty Recognition Preamble 9. Prelude to Specialization 10. Specialization at Last: Hopeful Remedy Section IV: Post-Specialization Preamble 11. Specialization: Boon or Bane? Appendix One. Dramatis Personae Appendix Two. Personal Reflections of a C-L Psychiatrist Index