Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323040884, 9780323076616

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry

1st Edition

Authors: Hani Khouzam Doris Tan Tirath Gill
Paperback ISBN: 9780323040884
eBook ISBN: 9780323076616
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 1st March 2007
Page Count: 688

Description

This user-friendly resource presents a patient-centered approach to managing the growing incidence of major psychiatric emergencies in the outpatient setting. Abundant illustrations, tables, and algorithms guide you through the wide range of disorders discussed, and a color-coded outline format facilitates rapid access to essential information necessary for making a proper diagnosis for optimal management outcomes.

Key Features

  • Organizes information by patient presentation to help you distinguish among conditions that present with similar symptoms.
  • Discusses medical conditions presenting with psychiatric symptoms, where appropriate.
  • Highlights critical information in "Hazard Signs" boxes for quick, at-a-glance review.
  • Uses acronyms and memory aids to enhance recall of information in moments of crisis.
  • Features a chapter discussing the psychiatric effects of bioterrorism.
  • Offers an Improved Suicide Risk Scale with criteria on impulsivity, plan, and lethal level of attempt.
  • Provides valuable tips on interviewing and interacting with patients in various situations, as techniques will vary from depressed suicidal patients to manic and potentially assaultive individuals.
  • Includes appendixes that discuss common psychiatric medications used and important lab values in the ER.

Table of Contents

  1. The Suicidal Patient

    2. The Severely Depressed Patient


    3. The Violent Patient


    4. The Acutely Anxious Patient


    5. Mania


    6. The Delirious Patient


    7. Psychiatric Assessment


    8. Geriatric Emergencies


    9. Psychiatric Emergencies Related to Medical Illnesses


    10. Childhood and Adolescent Emergencies


    11. Psychiatric Aspects of Seizure Disorders


    12. Schizophrenia and the Acutely Psychotic Patient


    13. Personality Disorders and Psychiatric Emergencies


    14. Victims of Abuse


    15. Disasters and Extreme Traumas


    16. Crisis Intervention and Debriefing


    17. Drug and Alcohol Emergencies


    18. Emergent Medications and Psychopharmacological Adverse Effects


    19. Factitious Disorders/ Malingering / Drug-Seeking Behaviors


    20. Medicolegal Aspects of Emergency Psychiatry


    21. Spirituality

Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323076616
Paperback ISBN:
9780323040884

About the Author

Hani Khouzam

Doris Tan

Tirath Gill