Emergency Psychiatry

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RCPsych Publications, 4/1/2015
EAN 9781909726307, ISBN10: 1909726303

Paperback, 352 pages, 23.4 x 15.5 x 2 cm
Language: English

Emergency psychiatry is a broad field, covering situations in which a psychiatric problem, if untreated, could cause immediate harm to the patient or others. This book is a valuable, in-depth resource that is robustly rooted in clinical practice. Engaging and readable, it explores in practical detail topics often excluded from mainstream texts. Each chapter is written by an experienced clinician from that specialty. Topics covered include emergencies in child and adolescent psychiatry, violence and aggression, suicide risk, situations involving substance misuse, emergencies in liaison psychiatry, acute side-effects of antipsychotics, perinatal psychiatric emergencies. This is a useful resource for all junior doctors (especially core psychiatric trainees), nurses and multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals.

1. Assessment of suicide risk
2. Violence and aggression
3. Management of substance misuse emergencies
4. Psychiatric emergencies that involve alcohol
5. Psychotic emergency presentations
6. Psychotropics - acute side-effects
7. Emergencies in child and adolescent psychiatry
8. Psychiatric intensive care
9. Emergency ECT
10. 'Safeguarding' and psychiatric emergencies
11. The immediate response to life-threatening medical emergencies within a mental health unit
12. Emergencies in learning disability psychiatry
13. Emergencies in older persons' psychiatry
14. Perinatal psychiatric emergencies
15. Civilian and military psychological trauma
16. Liaison psychiatry emergencies
17. Psychiatric emergencies in deaf people
18. Mental health law and emergencies
19. Poisoning - aspects of assessment and pre-hospital management.