Year : 2019  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 117--124

Consultation–liaison psychiatry in India: Where to go from here?


Sandeep Grover, Ajit Avasthi 
 Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Sandeep Grover
Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

Consultation–liaison psychiatry (CLP) is a young and upcoming subspecialty of psychiatry. When one looks at the history of CLP in India, the progress in the area of CLP paralleled that seen in various developed countries. However, over the years, compared to developed countries, CLP started lagging behind in India. In India, CLP services are mostly been provided as per the consultation model and true liaison model practice is missing. There has been meager research in the area of CLP in India, and there is marked heterogeneity in training across different centers. There is lack of specialized training programs in this country. Considering the increasing emphasis on providing person-centered care, there is a need to shift the focus of training from identifying and managing only primary psychiatric disorders to interphase of psychiatry and other disciplines.


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Grover S, Avasthi A. Consultation–liaison psychiatry in India: Where to go from here?.Indian J Psychiatry 2019;61:117-124


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Grover S, Avasthi A. Consultation–liaison psychiatry in India: Where to go from here?. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Mar 22 ];61:117-124
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