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 psychopharmacology of agitation: Consensus statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project Beta Psychopharmacology Workgroup.
On completion of the standard emergency psychiatry evaluation with the adolescent and family, the evaluating clinician, either a licensed master's- or doctoral-level social worker, reviewed the case with the attending psychiatrist to determine the appropriate level of psychiatric care.
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Clinical manual of emergency psychiatry. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 2010: 115-140.
Beginning with a section on basic skills and competencies in liaison psychiatry, topics discussed include classification and diagnosis, capacity and consent, psychological relations to physical illness, accident and emergency psychiatry, sleep disorders, pediatric psychiatry, and psycho-pharmacology and the medically ill.
The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, American Association of Suicidology, Emergency Nurses Association, and other groups cooperated in developing the 11-by 17-inch poster and the guide, both of which were tested among various clinicians.
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