Many healthcare providers based in primary care, emergency care or other acute care environments encounter patients with psychiatric problems. These presentations can be difficult to manage and often pose significant challenges. A better understanding of most common psychiatric problems can greatly aid both providers and patients. Emergency Psychiatry reviews a wide range of common psychiatric disorders and provides succinct management guidelines. Written by emergency physicians and psychiatrists, Emergency Psychiatry is a rapid reference for the acute management of psychiatric disorders for all care providers, including, but not limited to, emergency physicians, internists, psychiatrists, social workers, family practitioners and other primary care providers.
- Online resource
- 05 May 2013
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
'Acute psychiatry remains a challenge in the field, requiring extensive skill and expertise. The authors [of Emergency Psychiatry] have successfully written a clear overview of this complex matter. This manual can help us address urgent and at times life-threatening situations.' Translated from the Dutch Journal of Psychiatry
Table of contents
Preface; 1. General approach Patrick Triplett and Raymond DePaulo; 2. Management of agitation and violence Mustapha Saheed; 3. Suicide assessments Holly Wilcox; 4. Managing substance abuse David Milzman and Curtis Bone; 5. The psychotic patient Paul Rega; 6. The delirious patient Sharon Bord; 7. The anxious patient Joseph Bienvenu and Ashly Bone; 8. Mood disorders Eric Anderson; 9. Personality disorders Fred Houts and Glenn Triesman; 10. Geriatric psychiatry Patrick Triplett and Crystal Watkins; 11. Medicolegal and risk management Cynthia Lewis; 12. Pediatric psychiatry Emily Frosch; 13. Emergency department evaluation of intellectual and developmental disabilities Lisa Hovermale, Dyanne Simpson, Dosia Paclawskyj and Eric Samstad; 14. Eating disorders Graham Redgrave; 15. Chronic pain Michael Clark and Glenn Triesman; 16. Death, dying and grief Catherine Marco; 17. Pregnancy and women's issues Karen Schwartz; 18. Multicultural issues and safety Geetha Jayaram.
About Arjun S. Chanmugam
Arjun Chanmugam is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Patrick Triplett is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Gabor Kelen is Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.