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Psychiatry

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospitals.

The goal of this website is to provide information on the adult and older adult mental health services available in the Department of Psychiatry and about the kinds of therapies offered at the Vancouver General and University of British Columbia Hospitals.

While we cover many of the aspects of mental illness treatment, it is not possible to provide the detailed disease and treatment information that each individual may require. Users are encouraged to explore other websites and written material, and to discuss specific issues with a physician.

Who the Department of Psychiatry Serves

Currently, referrals into acute mental health services in are made by Family Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, community mental health teams, emergency rooms at the hospitals, other hospital units, law enforcement, social services agencies and some times patient self-referral.

Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service

A comprehensive psychiatric consultation and follow-up service is provided to cancer, palliative care, pain clinic and organ transplant as well as other medical and surgical areas of the hospital. This service has subspecialty interests in the treatment of delirium, withdrawal states, refractory psychosomatic disorders, trauma, burns and post-traumatic stress disorders.

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