Consultation/Liaison Management in the General Hospital

  • Stephanie H. Cho


This case demonstrates the basic principles of working with BPD as employed by the psychiatric consultant in the general hospital setting. Diagnostic disclosure establishes appropriate expectations for treatment and may improve patient and clinician interaction. Effective consultants are flexible and practical, reassuring to the patient while at the same time containing reactivity and encouraging introspection. Finally, this case highlights the vital role psychiatric consultants play in improving quality of care for borderline patients through crisis intervention and liaison efforts.


Consultation liaison psychiatry Borderline personality disorder Managing borderline personality Difficult patient Psychosomatic medicine General hospital psychiatry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie H. Cho
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesKeck School of Medicine of the University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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