Perioperative Care of the Patient with Psychiatric Disease

  • John W. BarnhillEmail author


Psychiatric and behavioral problems are frequently seen in the perioperative setting and may significantly complicate a patient’s postoperative course. Such problems fall into three main categories: drugs and alcohol, delirium, and the “difficult” patient. This chapter deals with these challenging clinical problems, addresses the additional issue of capacity and informed consent, and further adds a discussion concerning how to best interact with the psychosocial team.


Psychiatry Delirium Substance use disorders Mood Anxiety Capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Psychiatry, Department of MedicineHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNew York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Weill Cornell MedicineNew YorkUSA

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