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Consult-Liaison Psychiatrists will work to help people suffering from a combination of mental and physical illness by consulting with them and liaising with other members of their care team. In the medical hospital, this generally means that you will take calls from your physician colleagues to help care for hospitalized patients who are also exhibiting mental health or behavioral problems that are affecting their care. Some of the more common mental health problems that you will assist with include cases of confusion, depression, anxiety, substance use, suicide attempts, or difficulties following hospital rules. The medical problems these patients face can be cardiac, HIV/AIDS, diabetes-related, kidney disease, pain, cancer, and pulmonary disease (to name just a few). The interventions will be provided at the bedside (for the most part) and sometimes include medications but ALWAYS include a therapeutic interaction with efforts to ally with the patient and tips to help them cope with their current situation. The C-L will make it clear that, while it may be their provider who asked psych to see them, the C-L will be there to help as a support through hospitalization in any way possible. In the moment, this can be something as simple as putting the TV remote within arm’s reach but can also be more complicated like coordinating a multi-disciplinary meeting at the bedside with family in order to make sure everyone is on the “same page.” This is the “Consultation” part of C-L Psychiatry. There will also be additional opportunities on a clinic level supporting patients that may not be hospitalized but facing new diagnosis, or upcoming treatment plans. From Community, Adolescent, and Geri needs. Interested? There’s more to tell. Feel free to request information, or just pick up the phone and give us a call.