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

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry

1st Edition

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

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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


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About the Author

Hani Khouzam

Doris Tan

Tirath Gill