Liaison Psychiatry and the management of long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms

This report, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, outlines the role of liaison psychiatry in delivering a comprehensive care pathway for people with  long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms.

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Key points

  • Government strategy highlights the importance of integrating the management of comorbid physical and mental disorders.
  • Liaison psychiatrists have specific expertise in the management of psychiatric illness in medically ill patients.
  • Interventions delivered by liaison psychiatry services can improve patients’ physical and psychological health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs in the management of long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms