Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry

Author
By Hani R. Khouzam, Doris Tiu Tan and Tirath S. Gill
ISBN
9780323040884
Publication Date
01-03-2007
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  • 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.
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780323040884
Author Informaiton By Hani R. Khouzam; Doris Tiu Tan and Tirath S. Gill
Pp Authortext Khouzam, Tan & Gill
Table of Content 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
E-SBN 9780323076616
Imprint Mosby
Publication Date 01-03-2007
Pages 688
Trim 187 x 111 (4 3/8 x 7 3/8)
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