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Featuring useful new psychotherapeutic interventions and pharmacologic agents, this unique reference is the only resource focused on the emergency management of the acutely ill psychiatric patient

Conveying the experience and authority of one of the world’s leading departments in psychiatry and emergency medicine, Emergency Psychiatry offers comprehensive coverage of clinical strategies for diagnosing and treating patients who may be dangerous to themselves or others.

Ideal for psychiatrists, emergency room personnel, neurologists, and residents on rotation or in training, this much-needed resource offers:
*On-the-spot help for management of acutely depressed, anxious, angry, and potentially dangerous patients
*Diagnostic and treatment algorithms for each disorder
*Clear access to prescribing information on psychotropic agents, including dosages and methods of administration
*Tables of salient diagnostic features and differential diagnoses throughout
*An evidence-based approach, featuring emphasis on a biopsychosocial philosophy toward patient management
*The latest DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and terminology

More than an emergency treatment reference, this an excellent source of information for any clinician who wants up-to-date information on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of acute psychiatric illnesses or behavioral disorders.

Author: Hillard, Randy, Author: Zitek, Brook

Topic: Medical / Nursing
Media: Book
ISBN: 007141505X
Language: English
Pages: 432

Additional information

Weight 0.59 lbs
Dimensions 8.98 × 6.46 × 0.43 in


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