Do psychiatrists perform appropriate physical investigations for their patients? A review of current practices in a general psychiatric inpatient and outpatient setting

  title={Do psychiatrists perform appropriate physical investigations for their patients? A review of current practices in a general psychiatric inpatient and outpatient setting},
  author={Jennifer Dale and Eman Sorour and Gabrielle Milner},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  pages={293 - 298}
Background: Mental disorder and physical health are intimately linked. However, research indicates that psychiatrists are often unclear about their role in caring for the physical health of their patients. Aims and Method: This study aimed to find out whether psychiatrists perform appropriate physical examinations and investigations for their patients. To investigate this, a case-note review was conducted of 50 newly referred consecutive adult inpatients and 50 newly referred consecutive adult… 
Psychiatrists' views on their role in monitoring patient physical health
Despite the growing focus on the responsibilities of and role for psychiatrists in managing their patients' physical health, there is a paucity of literature on the subject. Here, the authors explore
P300 latency as an indicator of severity in major depressive disorder
P300 latency may be used as an indicator of major depressive disorder (MDD) and it is directly proportional to the severity of MDD.
Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Postmenopausal Women with Major Depression
Aerobic exercise with antidepressant is important to improve depression in post menopausal women than antidepressive drug alone.
Section 136 assessments in the COVID‐19 pandemic
The presence of clinical record‐keeping following Section 136 Mental Health Act assessments, whether this has changed from pre‐COVID‐19, and the uptake of digital technology in conducting these assessments are evaluated.
Effect of Laser Acupoints on Postmenopausal Hot Flashes
It could be concluded that Laser acupoints can be used as conservative and effective methods in relieving menopausal hot flashes.
SULPYCO Method - A New Quantum and Integrative Approach to Depression
This document summarizes current capabilities, research and operational priorities, and plans for further studies that were established at the 2015 USGS workshop on quantitative hazard assessments of earthquake-triggered landsliding and liquefaction in the Czech Republic.
Towards automated detection of depression from brain structural magnetic resonance images
Automated sMRI-based detection methods have the potential to provide an objective measure of depression, hence improving the confidence level in the diagnosis and prognosis of depression.


Physical examination in psychiatric practice
It is important for psychiatrists to maintain skills in physical examination to ensure that physical illness is diagnosed and treated appropriately and a sound knowledge of medical illness ensures that examination is targeted at the relevant diseases.
Physical health of people with severe mental illness
Research in many countries has consistently confirmed that psychiatric patients have high rates of physical illness, much of which goes undetected, and people being managed as psychiatric outpatients are nearly twice as likely to die as the general population.
National Service Framework for Mental Health
The National Service Framework for Mental Health (NSF—MH) is a strategic blueprint for services for adults of working age for the next 10 years. It is both mandatory, in being a clear statement of
Psychopharmacohazardology: major hazards of the new generation of psychotherapeutic drugs
  • M. Zetin
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of clinical practice
  • 2004
The benefits and risks of prescribing psychotherapeutic drugs requires knowledge of the baseline risks of genetics, lifestyle and morbidity of untreated illness, and knowledge of these hazards facilitates monitoring and prompt intervention at the earliest sign of problems.
Assessing the physical health of psychiatric patients
Schizophrenia and diabetes 2003: an expert consensus meeting. Introduction.
  • T. Dinan
  • Medicine
    The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement
  • 2004
An evaluation of the performing and recording of physical examinations by psychiatric trainees.
  • J. RigbyA. G. Oswald
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
  • 1987
The physical examination on admission was assessed for 100 consecutive admissions under the age of 65 and the recording of the examinations was found to be uniformly poor.
Physical illness manifesting as psychiatric disease. II. Analysis of a state hospital inpatient population.
A diagnostic battery of physical, psychiatric, and neurologic examinations coupled with a 34-panel automated blood analysis, complete blood cell count, urinanalysis, ECG, and sleep-deprived EEG established the presence and nature of more than 90% of the illnesses detected, and is therefore recommended as an initial evaluation battery for patients facing involuntary commitment to a mental hospital.
SPOTLIGHT Research Programme of Individuals with Severe Mental Illness conducted March
    The physical health needs of adults with mental health problems: the perspective of users, carers
    • 2001