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Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry - Hani Khouzam

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780323040884
Number Of Pages: 688

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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.

  • 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.

The Suicidal Patient
The Severely Depressed Patient
The Violent Patient
The Acutely Anxious Patient
The Delirious Patient
Psychiatric Assessment
Geriatric Emergencies
Psychiatric Emergencies Related to Medical Illnesses
Childhood and Adolescent Emergencies
Psychiatric Aspects of Seizure Disorders
Schizophrenia and the Acutely Psychotic Patient
Personality Disorders and Psychiatric Emergencies
Victims of Abuse
Disasters and Extreme Traumas
Crisis Intervention and Debriefing
Drug and Alcohol Emergencies
Emergent Medications and Psychopharmacological Adverse Effects
Factitious Disorders/ Malingering / Drug-Seeking Behaviors
Medicolegal Aspects of Emergency Psychiatry
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ISBN: 9780323040884
ISBN-10: 0323040888
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 11.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.45