Happy Halloween From A C-L Psychiatrist

Halloween is upon us and if I don’t get this post out now, it won’t get done. As usual, it has been pretty busy on the Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry service. I don’t think it has anything to do with the Halloween season–but it is a bit scary. It’s also time for the annual C-L Psychiatry […]

You Might As Well Vote

Voting is on the minds of most of us today because the big presidential election day is tomorrow, although millions have already voted, including me. This reminds me of my name change poll for choosing a name to replace “Psychosomatic Medicine.” The decision on that may be made at the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) […]

International Talk Like a Pirate Day…Matey

Avast, thar, ’tis International Speak Like a Scurvy Pirate Day, even fer consultin’ psychiatrists! No kidding, September 19, is the official day for talking like a pirate. In honor of it, I’m going to talk like a pirate, although a little of that goes a long way so I’ll try to tone it down some. […]

C-L Psychiatry: History Repeating Itself

As you know, I’ve been reading Don R. Lipsitt’s book, “Foundations of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Bumpy Road to Specialization.” It’s a fascinating and illuminating history of the specialty. Not everyone was pleased with the idea of making C-L Psychiatry a subspecialty, as Don points out in Section III: The Process of Specialty Recognition: Prelude to […]

Vote For The Respectable Name

My vote has been cast in the new Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) name change poll extravaganza and it’s no secret I prefer C-L Psychiatry, despite the name of my blog. It was a simple enough poll. First it asked what name my organization currently uses and then it requested my suggestion for an alternative. […]