Updates in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: 2019

Scott A. Simpson, Lydia A. Chwastiak, Sarah R. Andrews, O. Joseph Bienvenu, Mary Ann Adler Cohen, Kelly L. Cozza, Andrea DiMartini, Carlos Fernandez-Robles, John A.R. Grimaldi, Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, Franklin King IV, Nicholas Kontos, Walter Luchsinger, Sahil Munjal, Aum Pathare, Luis F. Pereira, Kemuel Philbrick, Jordan H. Rosen, Naomi A. Schmelzer, Paula C. Zimbrean

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Background: The scientific literature in consultation-liaison psychiatry continually expands, and remaining familiar with the most current literature is challenging for practicing clinicians. The Guidelines and Evidence-Based Medicine Subcommittee of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry writes quarterly annotations of articles of interest to help Academy members gain familiarity with the most current evidence-based practices. These annotations are available on the Academy Website. Objective: We identify the 10 most important manuscripts for clinical practice in consultation-liaison psychiatry from 2019. Methods: Sixty-four abstracts were authored in 2019. Manuscripts were rated on clinical relevance to practice and quality of scholarship. The 10 articles with the highest aggregate scores from 19 raters are described. Results: The resulting articles provide practical guidance for consultation psychiatrists on several topic areas including the treatment of substance use disorders. Conclusion: We suggest that these clinical findings should be familiar to all consultation-liaison psychiatrists regardless of practice area. Regular article reviews and summaries help busy clinicians deliver cutting-edge care and maintain a high standard of care across the specialty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-455
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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