Mental health issues are common in medical patients and often go unrecognized. Not only can disease lead to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety but mental illness itself can negatively affect disease treatment and outcomes. As an internal medicine resident, you will need basic knowledge about screening and management of mental illness in the outpatient setting, as well as management and treatment of mental illness in the hospital setting.
This rotation guide covers the following topics:
Other related topics are covered in the following rotation guides:
See Next Steps if you are interested in a career in psychiatry and are looking for more information on conferences, training, and other opportunities.
This rotation guide was developed by a collaborative team of contributors, including:
Writers: Krista Nottage, MBBS; Ramya Ramaswami, MBBS MRCP(UK) MPH; Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellows)
Peer Reviewers: Anna Weisman, MD; Maithri Ameresekere, MD; Durga Roy, MD; and Meg Chisholm, MD
Section Expert: Joel Yager, MD
Senior Editor: Ole-Petter Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc
Last Updated: April 2021 by Thida Thant, MD and Helena Winston, MD