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:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323076616
Print ISBN:
9780323040884

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