emergency psychiatry

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emergency psychiatry

The treatment of patients suffering psychological crises, including those who are suicidal or homicidal, perpetrators or victims of child abuse, spousal abuse, or other intense mental anguish. Most of these people see a physician within hours or days of their violent or abusive act. Many physician training programs fail to prepare students for managing patients who need this emergency service.
See also: psychiatry
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The effects of race on diagnosis and disposition from a psychiatric emergency service.
Admissions of persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs to psychiatric emergency services (PES) are probably the best proxies for true incidence.
Despite these limitations, research indicates that the number of visits made to psychiatric emergency services (PES) has increased dramatically over tree and a half decades (Hughes 1993).
It would also add three psychiatric emergency services rooms, Mr.
When the pilot project began in July last year, Howie, who at the time was working for psychiatric emergency services, decided to apply because it offered "a chance to do something different, to do something innovative".
In another study, 54 patients with schizophrenia without current substance abuse (SZ), 30 cocaine-abusing patients without schizophrenia (CA), and 32 cocaine-abusing schizophrenia patients (CA+SZ) were selected from patients entering psychiatric emergency services at Bellevue Hospital in New York (Schizophr.
The planned reconstruction of the Emergency Department includes: nine treatment rooms, including a Trauma, Cardiac and Negative Pressure Room; expansion from 3,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet; the purchase and installation of all new state-of-the-art equipment; a private family waiting room; a new registration area; three separate areas for psychiatric emergency services patients; a rebuilt and enhanced ambulance entrance, and a newly constructed main entrance and lobby.
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is the sole provider of trauma and psychiatric emergency services for the City and County of San Francisco.
Treatment of traumatized women, children, veterans, and the provision of psychiatric emergency services are ubiquitous to mental health practice; thus, trauma-related services and emergency practices should already be happening in these centers.
Rubin was working for Riverside Community Care as the director of psychiatric emergency services in the Blackstone Valley area until three months prior to his death.
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