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The Management of Alcohol Use Disorders: The Impact of Pharmacologic, Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Approaches

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2014;16(4):doi:10.4088/PCC.14f01683
doi:10.4088/PCC.14f01683

The Psychiatric Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sees medical and surgical inpatients with comorbid psychiatric symptoms and conditions. During their twice-weekly rounds, Dr Stern and other members of the Consultation Service discuss diagnosis and management of hospitalized patients with complex medical or surgical problems who also demonstrate psychiatric symptoms or conditions. These discussions have given rise to rounds reports that will prove useful for clinicians practicing at the interface of medicine and psychiatry.

Dr Carter is an instructor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and an assistant physician in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr Sharon is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital and in a private office in Boston and is an assistant clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Dr Stern is chief of the Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and the Ned H. Cassem professor of psychiatry in the field of psychosomatic medicine/consultation at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr Stern is an employee of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, has served on the speaker’s board of Reed Elsevier, is a stock shareholder in WiFiMD (Tablet PC), and has received royalties from Mosby/Elsevier and McGraw Hill. Drs Carter and Sharon report no conflicts of interest related to the subject of this article.