The Mind-Body Connection
How you feel mentally and emotionally can affect the way you feel physically, and vice versa.
This not only explains the high comorbidity of psychiatric and medical illnesses, but also the negative impact that mental health issues can have on someone’s quality of life and even the outcome of their medical illnesses.
Essentially, the way that you feel, the things you believe, and your thoughts and attitudes about yourself and the world around you can affect how healthy your body is.
What is Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry?
Consultation-Liaison (C-L) psychiatry, which is also known as psychosomatic medicine, involves the holistic care of patients who have coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions.
In other words, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrists help people with both mental and physical illnesses and serve as a link between the two.
At Whole Body Psychiatry, we work to evaluate and relieve both the mental and emotional symptoms of psychiatric illness in patients with a wide range of complex medical diseases.
For example, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry clinicians might work with patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, postpartum depression, or fibromyalgia, among many other psychiatric disorders that are comorbid with medical illness.
A big part of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry is integrative care – or taking at whatever mental, emotional, and physical issues you may have as a whole. If you are looking for help in managing complex medical diagnoses and the mental and emotional strain that they can cause, consider reaching out. We can help.
- A Full 60-Minute Conversation
- This is a tele-psychiatry appointment with Dr. Brandon to discuss in-depth your medical and psychiatric history and to brainstorm about diagnoses and treatment options.
- Written Consultation
- Dr. Brandon provides a written consultation for you and your medical team to consider as next steps and better understanding of your current condition and needs.
- Invitation to Follow Up
- Once you’ve completed a consultation, although you won’t be a patient in treatment with Dr. Brandon, you are able to reach out and request consideration of services in the future.