The increased need for liaison psychiatry in surgical patients due to the high prevalence of undiagnosed anxiety and depression.

@article{Mhaolin2008TheIN,
  title={The increased need for liaison psychiatry in surgical patients due to the high prevalence of undiagnosed anxiety and depression.},
  author={Aine M N{\'i} Mhaol{\'a}in and Joseph Simon Butler and Paul Magill and Alfred Edward Wood and John Sheehan},
  journal={Irish journal of medical science},
  year={2008},
  volume={177 3},
  pages={211-5}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is the most common mental disease in patients hospitalized with physical illness. Disorders of anxiety and depression in general hospitals are frequently underdiagnosed and inappropriately treated. AIM To assess the prevalence of undiagnosed anxiety and depression in surgical inpatients and assess the referral rate and utilization of… CONTINUE READING