Year: 1980 Source: General Hospital Psychiatry, v.2, no.1, (1980), p.52-55 SIEC No: 19841490

Use of physiological data displayed on Intensive Care Unit monitors can be a valuable adjunct for the consulting psychiatrist interviewing a resistant post ingestion patient. Directing the patient’s awareness to his own physiological responses at moments of repressed affect can aid in penetrating dense denial of depression and lead to better empathic contact between interviewer and patient. (10 ref)