Quick Guide to Psychiatric Emergencies

Tools for Behavioral and Toxicological Situations

  • Kimberly D. Nordstrom
  • Michael P. Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Evaluation of Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ernest C. Nwachukwu, Leslie S. Zun
      Pages 3-8
    3. Shameeke Taylor, Archana A. Shah, Leslie S. Zun
      Pages 9-15
    4. Leslie S. Zun
      Pages 17-20
    5. Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 21-26
  3. Psychiatric Illness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Caitlin A. Kieltyka, Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 29-34
    3. Caitlin A. Kieltyka, Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 35-41
    4. Caitlin A. Kieltyka, Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 43-47
    5. Caitlin A. Kieltyka, Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 49-55
    6. Caitlin A. Kieltyka, Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 57-62
    7. Caitlin A. Kieltyka, Kimberly D. Nordstrom
      Pages 63-67
  4. Medical Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Christopher S. Sharp, Michael P. Wilson
      Pages 71-74
    3. Christopher S. Sharp
      Pages 75-78
    4. Christopher S. Sharp
      Pages 79-84
    5. Christopher S. Sharp
      Pages 85-88
    6. Christopher S. Sharp, Michael P. Wilson
      Pages 89-93
    7. Christopher S. Sharp
      Pages 95-98

About this book

Introduction

This volume provides an “on-the-go” guide to the most common behavioral emergencies a physician may encounter. Each chapter represents a disease state or symptom cluster and concisely summarizes the disease state, provides background, symptoms and signs, differential diagnoses, and immediate and long-term treatment options. All chapters conclude with a diagnosis or treatment algorithm or another easy-to-use visual tool. Chapters named after a specific disease state or symptom cluster, arranged alphabetically for use in the field. The text begins with chapters covering patient evaluation: getting a good history, suicide risk assessment, physical exam, and when and how to use studies. Written by experts in psychiatry and emergency medicine, this text is the first to consider both medical perspectives in a concise guide.

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.

Keywords

Behavioral Emergencies Catatonia Intoxication Psychiatric Emergencies Toxicological Emergencies Withdrawal

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimberly D. Nordstrom
    • 1
  • Michael P. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human ServicesOffice of Behavioral HealthDenverUSA
  2. 2.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58260-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58258-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58260-3
  • About this book
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