This book provides a comprehensive review of mental health topics for pre- and postsurgical patients. The book discusses general
aspects of psychiatric care during the immediate pre- and postsurgical phase, such as pain management, psychopharmacological
management or legal aspects of informed consent. The volume dedicates one section to specific subspecialties, including cardiac
surgery, neurosurgery, organ transplantation, plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, and many others. Each of these chapters
address preoperative psychiatric risk factors, evaluations, impact, and management recommendations for prevention and treatment
of the most common psychiatric complications. The final section reviews the current dilemmas and questions for future research
in this field, including delirium and capacity evaluation. The text concludes with commentary written by experts in the fields
of consultation-liaison psychiatry and surgery on future directions and considerations.
Perioperative Psychiatry is
a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, surgeons, trainees, nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals
concerned with the behavioral health of surgical patients.