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Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry / Edition 1
     

Handbook of Emergency Psychiatry / Edition 1

by Jorge R. Petit
 

ISBN-10: 0781743826

ISBN-13: 9780781743822

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

This handbook is a practical, quick-reference guide to the evaluation and management of acute psychiatric symptoms seen in emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric and medical-surgical units. The book presents a step-by-step approach to each symptom, beginning with a list of questions necessary for initial assessment and proceeding to psychopharmacologic

Overview

This handbook is a practical, quick-reference guide to the evaluation and management of acute psychiatric symptoms seen in emergency departments and inpatient psychiatric and medical-surgical units. The book presents a step-by-step approach to each symptom, beginning with a list of questions necessary for initial assessment and proceeding to psychopharmacologic interventions, DSM-IV-TR criteria, differential diagnosis, and disposition guidelines. Additional chapters address safety concerns, the mental status examination, use of restraints and seclusion, child and elder abuse, and special needs of children, adolescents, geriatric patients, mentally retarded individuals, and patients with HIV. A chapter on legal and forensic issues is also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781743822
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
331
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 4.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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