The main role of the Department of Psychiatry is consultation-liaison psychiatry service.

Medical services

The rate of psychiatric comorbidity is high in patients with somatic diseases in general hospitals. The reasons for psychiatric disorders in somatically ill patients are variable and can lead to or be a result of a physical illness or just occur coincidentally. Consultation-liaison services assist the physician and treatment team on internal surgical wards in general hospitals to focus on and care for somatic psychiatric comorbidities with diagnostic, therapeutic, and, if appropriate, secondary preventative methods.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Diagnoses are made according to ICD-10 or DSM-5, and standard clinical guidelines are used for treatments.

Target diseases

We target any disease associated with the consultation-liaison psychiatry service, such as postoperative delirium, delirium associated with systemic diseases, and cancer-related delirium. The prevention of delirium is also an important issue.

Clinical experiences

In 2012, we had 349 patients. Diagnoses were distributed among the patients as follows: Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders (F0), 252 patients; Mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F1), 24 patients; Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders (F2), 15 patients; Mood disorders (F3), 8 patients; Neurotic, stress-related, and somatoform disorders (F4), 20 patients; Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors (F5), 11 patients; Disorders of the adult personality and behavior (F6), 5 patients; Mental retardation (F7), 4 patients; Disorders of psychological development (F8), 1 patient; Behavioural and emotional disorders with an onset typically occurring in childhood and adolescence (F9), 0 patients; Epilepsy (G40), 0 patients; Others, 9 patients