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Psychiatric aspects of surgery (including transplantation)

S. A. Hales, S. E. Abbey and G. M. Rodin

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0142
Psychiatric aspects of surgery (including transplantation)

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Attention to psychiatric disturbances and to emotional distress is important in the surgical setting, from the time of the initial diagnostic assessment, to the perioperative period and the phase of subsequent recovery and rehabilitation. Psychiatric illness and psychological factors, which are not taken into account prior to surgery, may contribute to inaccurate diagnoses, unrealistic assessment of the surgical risk, unnecessary surgery, and complications that could have been avoided or minimized. This chapter will address these factors and provide an approach to the consideration of psychiatric factors and interventions in this setting.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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