This advanced-level elective offers an introduction to the rapid assessment and effective management of psychiatric and behavioral problems experienced by patients with significant medical or surgical illnesses in the medical ambulatory setting. Students are integral members of the C/L team, and learn to apply a Biopsychosocial approach to evaluation of the psychiatric problems in that setting (including mood, psychosis, anxiety, cognition, substance abuse and personality disorders). Management of these problems includes both pharmacological, behavioral and insight-oriented psychotherapy). A three- to six-week elective, Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center. Prerequisites: clerkships in psychiatry and medicine.
Clerkships in psychiatry and medicine.
Year 4 
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