Developing, Losing, and Regaining Trust in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2022 Jun 21;24(3):21f03184. doi: 10.4088/PCC.21f03184.


The Psychiatric Consultation Service at Massachusetts General Hospital 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.

MeSH terms

  • Hospitals, General
  • Humans
  • Inpatients / psychology
  • Mental Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Mental Disorders* / therapy
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Psychiatry*
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Trust