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Emergencies in psychiatry

Puri, Basant K. ;Treasaden, I. H.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press 2008

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  • Title:
    Emergencies in psychiatry
  • Author/Creator: Puri, Basant K.
  • Treasaden, I. H.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
  • Creation Date: 2008
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (362 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Psychiatric emergencies; Psychiatry
  • Description: Emergencies in Psychiatry provides a practical and problem-orientated accessible guide for those who have to deal with psychiatric emergencies. This book contains guidance on how to assess and manage these emergencies and how to manoeuvre successfully though the practical difficulties that may arise, whilst also avoiding medical, psychiatric, and legal pitfalls. A variety of specific emergencies and emergencies in different settings are covered, such as aggression and violence,victims of abuse, emergencies related to drug addiction, people with learning disabilities, and emergencies in old age
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Contents; 1 The assessment of psychiatric emergencies; Emergency referrals; Telephone referrals; Interview arrangements; Sources of information; Major emergencies; The interview process; Mental state examination; Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE); Physical examination; Investigations; Telepsychiatry; 2 The management of psychiatric and medical emergencies; Emergency interventions; Delirium; General dystonic reactions; Oculogyric crisis; Neuroleptic malignant syndrome; Poisoning; Resuscitation; Wernicke's encephalopathy; Acute severe asthma
    Diabetic ketoacidosis and other diabetic emergenciesNotifiable diseases; Needlestick injuries; Human bite wounds; 3 Psychiatric symptoms and syndromes presenting as emergencies; Acute psychoses; Endocrinopathies; Disorders presenting with anxiety and panic; Depressive and dysphoric symptomatology; Catatonic patients; 4 Aggression and violence; Schizophrenia and violence; Warning signs; Terminology; Checklist to aid assessment and management; Risk of violence among psychiatric inpatients; Assessment; Risk factors for violence have been recently usefully summarized; Management
    Summary of management of aggression and violenceSafety in outpatient settings; Safety in the community; Burns; 5 Victims of abuse, violence, and disaster; Non-accidental injury of children; Consequences for adult functioning of childhood sexual abuse; Child abduction; Spouse abuse (replaces term wife-battering)/intimate partner violence; Elder abuse; Morbid jealousy (Othello syndrome); Erotomania (de Clérambault's syndrome); Stalking; Rape and sexual assault of women; Rape and sexual assault of men; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Acute stress reaction; Adjustment disorder
    6 Homelessness, loneliness, and isolationPrevalence and factors associated with homelessness; Housing and mental health; Loneliness; Psychiatric disorders in homeless people; Management of homelessness; Legal framework of management; 7 Deliberate self-harm and suicide; Deliberate self-harm; Risk factors for suicide have been recently usefully summarized; Assessment of suicidal intent and risk of repetition; Management/prognosis/prevention of non-fatal deliberate self-harm; Association of suicide with psychiatric disorders; Association of suicide with physical disorders
    Association with psychiatric hospitalizationAssociation with general practice consultation; National Confidential Enquiry into Suicide and Homicide in the UK; Association with antidepressant therapy; Referral pathways; Assessment and management; Discharge; Emergency assessment of capacity; 8 Alcohol misuse and dependence; Units of alcohol; Levels of consumption; Alcohol-related disabilities; Alcohol dependence; Assessment; Acute intoxication; Alcohol withdrawal; 9 Other psychoactive substance misuse; Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; Opioids; Management of opiate withdrawal; Cannabinoids
    Sedatives and hypnotics
    The assessment of psychiatric emergencies
    The management of psychiatric and medical emergencies
    Psychiatric symptoms and syndromes presenting as emergencies
    Aggression and violence
    Victims of abuse, violence, and disaster
    Homelessness, loneliness, and isolation
    Deliberate self-harm and suicide
    Alcohol misuse and dependence
    Other psychoactive substance misuse
    Emergencies related to psychotropic drug actions
    Psychiatric emergencies in accident and emergency departments
    Psychiatric emergencies in general hospital medical wards
    Psychiatric emergencies in surgical, radiotherapy, oncology, and terminally ill patients
    Psychiatric emergencies in obstetrics and gynaecology
    Psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents
    Psychiatric emergencies in people with learning disabilities
    Emergencies in old-age psychiatry
    Emergencies in psychiatry in primary care
    Assertive outreach, crisis resolution, and intensive home treatment teams, and early intervention services
    Mental health legislation relevant to emergencies in psychiatry
    Difficult patients and difficult situations
    Emergencies in forensic psychiatry.
  • OCLC Number: 801363520
  • Identifier: ISBN0-19-172630-3;ISBN1-283-58180-9;ISBN9786613894250;ISBN0-19-154621-6