|Statement||by P.K. Bridges.|
|Series||American lecture series -- no.798|
This book is an excellent, comprehensive reference for professionals working with acute psychiatric patients. The book is well written, easy to understand, and effectively covers all the important issues facing emergency psychiatric professionals/5(4). Psychiatric patients in the emergency room often require an inordinate amount of time and resources and have high rates of recidivism (Grupp-Phelan et al. ; Santiago et al. ). These children may be aggressive and dangerous and may need intense psychiatric services that are not immediately available. Psychiatric Emergencies book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Psychiatric Emergencies, now in its second edition, presents an ea /5. Quick Guide to Psychiatric Emergencies is an excellent resource for psychiatrists, emergency medicine physicians, residents, nurses, and other medical professionals that handle behavioral emergencies on a regular basis.3/5(2).
There are not many books on emergency psychiatry. This one is DSM4R-based, from the early s. It is dominated by tables filled with bullet points, which is typical of many medical texts and lectures but has never really appealed to me except as a look-up style of reference/5(3). Written and edited by leading emergency psychiatrists, this is the first comprehensive text devoted to emergency psychiatry. The book blends the authors' clinical experience with evidence-based information, expert opinions, and American Psychiatric Association guidelines for emergency psychiatry/5(4). Developed from best-practices of psychiatry, psychology and mental health counseling, Mental Health Emergencies is a guide to providing much-needed care and support to the people in distress who most need help including self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts/5(32). This is a practical and problem-orientated accessible guide for those who have to deal with psychiatric emergencies. It 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 : Basant Puri.
The book can provide useful information to psychologists, doctors, students, and researchers. Show less Psychiatric Emergencies and the Law: The Impact of the Mental Health Act () presents the changes made before and after the implementation of the Mental Health Act of Handbook of Psychiatric Emergencies book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. ISBN taken by first edition /5. Excerpt. Psychiatric emergencies occur in many different situations and settings. While often managed in specialized crisis stabilization units, psychiatric emergencies occur in other locations, such as general medical/surgical units, outpatient clinics, general emergency departments, and other, nonclinical areas. Working in an emergency department as a psychiatrist or mental health clinician requires an ability to gain a patient's rapport, establish a differential diagnosis, assess risk and make disposition decisions in a fast-paced and potentially chaotic setting. Patients may be medically ill, agitated, intoxicated, or suicidal, and resources for treatment may be difficult to access.