The British Journal of Psychiatry
Psychological medicine and the future of psychiatry
Michael Sharpe
  • Declaration of interest

    M.S has worked with various National Health Service bodies to develop clinical services, research and teaching in psychological medicine.

Abstract

Psychological medicine (liaison psychiatry) aims to integrate psychiatry into other areas of medicine. It is currently enjoying considerable expansion. The degree to which it can take advantage of this opportunity will be important not only for its own future, but also for the survival of psychiatry as a medical discipline.

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