Anxiety and Anxiety Syndromes
An emergency psychiatric consultation was requested for a 48-year-old man who was admitted to the coronary care unit (CCU) with massive myocardial infarction (MI). He was reported to be acutely agitated, and he wanted to sign out against medical advice. The reason for consultation was to determine the patient’s competence to sign out. When the consultant arrived in the CCU, a number of staff members were surrounding the patient as he attempted to exit the cubicle. He shouted, “I want to get out! You cannot hold me here!”
KeywordsIrritable Bowel Syndrome Generalize Anxiety Disorder Social Phobia Panic Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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