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Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry

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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.

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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.

Author Information

    By Hani R. Khouzam; Doris Tiu Tan; and Tirath S. Gill

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Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 688 Pages
  • Trim Size: 4 3/8 X 7 3/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04088-4
  • Copyright: 2007