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Emergency Psychiatry

  • Robert P. AlbaneseJr.
  • John R. Hubbard
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Abstract

The most important aspect of emergency psychiatry is the capacity to do an evaluation that is brief but detailed enough to assess risks of suicide, violence, psychiatric pathology, and potentially serious medical conditions. If there is doubt as to diagnosis or treatment, one should err on the side of caution.

Keywords

Suicidal Ideation Personality Disorder Panic Disorder Panic Attack Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert P. AlbaneseJr.
    • 1
  • John R. Hubbard
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatric Medicine and Internal MedicineUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineSalemUSA
  2. 2.Division of Addiction Medicine, Department of PsychiatryVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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