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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 42 (2000) 1, 53 - 56

Short report

'Consultation psychiatry'; a retrospective

H.G.M. Rooijmans

In 1972 the first Dutch article on consultation psychiatry was published in this journal. After a brief summary of this publication, some remarks are made on the growth and development of consultationliaison- psychiatry in the Netherlands and Flanders. Consultation-liaison-psychiatry is of great importance for strengthening the medical identity of psychiatry. The future looks bright.

keywords consultation psychiatry, general hospital psychiatry, liaisonpsychiatry