This essential handbook provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergency situations encountered in psychiatry. It enables readers to understand how to assess and manage such cases and how to manoeuvre successfully through the practical difficulties that may arise whilst avoiding medical, psychiatric and legal pitfalls.
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 psychiatry and primary care.
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Emergencies in Psychiatry is a focused, quick-access resource, which will steady the nerve and provide strategies for a safe, effective response. Measures for prevention, early identification and de-escalation are given equal weight to management guidance. It anticipates a large base of psychiatric eventualities, from the quotidian to the possible though improbable whatever situation arises, this lightweight handbook will provide a valuable quick refresher to prepare you for the first important steps Its breadth of coverage and ease of use will help instil calm in both staff and patients through these most stressful times. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 2010 ...a useful read...[that] delivers a great deal of information...about psychiatric emergencies. Doody's Notes
About Basant K. Puri
Professor Basant Puri is Professor in Imaging and Psychiatry at Hammersmith Hospital and the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre & Imperial College London. He is also the author of several leading psychiatric textbooks Dr Ian Treasaden is a consultant forensic psychiatrist working at the West London Mental Health NHS Trust. He is also the author of several leading psychiatric textbooks.
Table of Contents
Introduction ; 1. The assessment of psychiatric emergencies ; 2. The management of psychiatric and medical emergencies ; 3. Psychiatric symptoms and syndromes presenting as emergencies ; 4. Aggression and violence ; 5. Victims of abuse, violence, and disaster ; 6. Homelessness and loneliness ; 7. Deliberate self-harm ; 8. Alcohol misuse and dependence ; 9. Other psychoactive substance misuse ; 10. Emergencies related to psychotropic drug actions ; 11. Psychiatric emergencies in accident and emergency departments ; 12. Psychiatric emergencies in general hospital medical wards ; 13. Psychiatric emergencies in surgical, radiotherapy, oncology and terminally-ill patients ; 14. Psychiatric emergencies in obstetrics and gynaecology ; 15. Psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents ; 16. Psychiatric emergencies in people with learning disabilities ; 17. Emergencies in old-age psychiatry ; 18. Psychiatric emergencies in primary care ; 19. Difficult patients and difficult situations ; 20. Assertive outreach, crisis resolution and intensive home treatment, and early intervention services ; 21. Emergencies in forensic psychiatry ; 22. Mental health legislation relevant to emergencies in psychiatry
Emergencies in Psychiatry by Basant K. Puri
Basant K. Puri
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