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Emergency psychiatry /
edited by Michael H. Allen.
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Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric, c2002.
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xvii, 198 p.
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158562070X (alk. paper)
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Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric, c2002.
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158562070X (alk. paper)
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4679216
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The field of emergency mental health care is evolving rapidly. With the spread of AIDS and the rising popularity of recreational substances of abuse, the scope and complexity of the field have increased as well. Emergency Psychiatry provides a snapshot of the current state of the art of this fast-paced discipline. Readers of this volume will find a survey of the major service models used in emergency psychiatry (the consultation model, the specialized psychiatric emergency service model, and newer community models); principles for assessment of psychosocial and cognitive functioning, including a discussion of assessment instruments and their appropriate use; guidelines for assessing risk of suicide or violence; standards for behavioral management of agitation and aggression, including discussion of legal and regulatory issues in emergency practice; and guidance on the application of psychotherapeutic techniques to interviewing patients in crises so as to communicate concern, elicit cooperation and essential information about the patient's state, and foster an alliance that facilitates appropriate treatment. Psychiatric emergencies can occur at any time and in any setting; for this reason, every mental health clinician should be familiar with the principles of crisis management and the cutting-edge issues surrounding the provision of emergency psychiatric care. Intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric and emergency medicine residents, and all mental health practitioners, this book offers an accessible guide to current practice and thought in this exciting field.
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"This book is a must-have primer for all clinicians at every level of training. It serves as an introduction to the literature for novices and review of the literature for the more seasoned clinician. All disciplines would benefit from this book; it is a quick way to get up to speed on the key issues in the growing field of emergency psychiatry."- Brook Zitek, D.O., Psychosomatics , June 2003
This small volume is an excellent resource for clinicians, teachers, students, and administrators interested in mental health crisis intervention and emergency psychiatry.... It is vital, resourceful, and timely -- the same attributes one would expect to find in all goof psychiatric emergency services.
"This small volume is an excellent resource for clinicians, teachers, students, and administrators interested in mental health crisis intervention and emergency psychiatry.... It is vital, resourceful, and timely-the same attributes one would expect to find in all goof psychiatric emergency services."- Donna M. Moores, M.D., General Hospital Psychiatry , 2004
This book is a must-have primer for all clinicians at every level of training. It serves as an introduction to the literature for novices and review of the literature for the more seasoned clinician. All disciplines would benefit from this book; it is a quick way to get up to speed on the key issues in the growing field of emergency psychiatry.
As a practicing acute psychiatrist, there was much I found useful. The overview of models of psychiatric emergency service delivery was particularly interesting, given the tendency to myopic views from within one's own institution.
"As a practicing acute psychiatrist, there was much I found useful. The overview of models of psychiatric emergency service delivery was particularly interesting, given the tendency to myopic views from within one's own institution."- Robert Shields, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
" Emergency Psychiatry meets the needs of all physicians who care for patients going through emotional crises, the hospital psychiatrist, and the outpatient psychiatrist, as well as the emergency psychiatrist. All the contributions reflect a belief that emergency patients deserve the same thoughtful quality care to which they are entitled under any other circumstances, regardless of the time of day or place of occurrence. Mental health practitioners of all types in all settings must have this book to help them prepare for the ever-increasing psychiatric crises."- Kemal Sagduyu, M.D., JAMA , December 2002
"It is a testament to the coming of age of emergency psychiatry that a text of this caliber can be produced. Michael H. Allen, the editor of Emergency Psychiatry , assembled national experts in the field of emergency psychiatry to concisely write about the acute evaluation and care of psychiatric patients.... Emergency Psychiatry will serve as valuable documentation of the current states of the field for those of us who are employed by inpatient units, psychiatric emergency services, and medical emergency departments."- Douglas H. Hughes, M.D., Psychiatric Services , July 2003
"Michael Allen has edited a book that provides a useful and quick read for any resident, established physician, or administrator involved in psychiatry. This book offers extremely well-researched arguments for the management of patients in the emergency psychiatric setting and encourages further investigation in the field.... For the established clinicians, the psychiatrist in training, and the hospital administrator, it is an indispensable read."- Daniel G. Herrera, M.D., Ph.D., American Journal of Psychiatry , April 2004
The book is recommended to mental health workers, and especially to students and especially to those new to psychiatric emergency work. It would be a useful resource in libraries for students of health and medical studies.
"The book is recommended to mental health workers, and especially to students and especially to those new to psychiatric emergency work. It would be a useful resource in libraries for students of health and medical studies."- Metapsychology Online Book Reviews , July 2003
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Main Description
The field of emergency mental health care is evolving rapidly. In addition to continued widespread use of the traditional consultation model, in which psychiatrists provide on-call assistance to emergency department physicians, specialized psychiatric emergency services (PESs) are available in many cities, and newer models of integrated community psychiatric emergency care are being developed and implemented. With the spread of AIDS, the aging of the population, and the popularity of recreational substances of abuse, the scope and complexity of the field have increased as well. Emergency Psychiatry provides a snapshot of the current state of the art of this fast-paced discipline. Readers of this volume will find Survey of the major service models used in emergency psychiatry: the consultation model, the specialized PES model, and newer community models (crisis hospitalization, mobile teams, crisis residences) Principles of triage of patients presenting to an emergency department with psychiatric problems, including a discussion of instruments used to assess psychosocial and cognitive functioning Guidelines for assessing risk of suicide or violence Standards for behavioral management of agitation and aggression aimed at reestablishing inner and outer controls for the patient in the least coercive manner Discussion of legal and regulatory issues affecting emergency room practice Guidance on application of psychotherapeutic technique to interviewing patients in crises so as to communicate concern, elicit cooperation and essential information about the patient's state, and foster an alliance that facilitates appropriate treatment Psychiatric emergencies can occur at any time and in any setting; for this reason, every mental health clinician should be familiar with the principles of crisis management and the cutting-edge issues surrounding the provision of emergency psychiatric care. Intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric and emergency medicine residents, and all mental health practitioners, this book offers an accessible guide to current practice and thought in this exciting field.
Main Description
Readers of this volume will find a survey of the major service models used in emergency psychiatry (the consultation model, the specialized psychiatric emergency service model, and newer community models); principles for assessment of psychosocial and cognitive functioning, including a discussion of assessment instruments and their appropriate use; guidelines for assessing risk of suicide or violence; standards for behavioral management of agitation and aggression, including discussion of legal and regulatory issues in emergency practice; and guidance on the application of psychotherapeutic techniques to interviewing patients in crises so as to communicate concern, elicit cooperation and essential information about the patient's state, and foster an alliance that facilitates appropriate treatment.
Table of Contents
Contributorsp. ix
Introduction to the Review of Psychiatry Seriesp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Structure and Function of Psychiatric Emergency Servicesp. 1
Psychiatric Emergency Services and Psychiatric Emergenciesp. 1
Classification of Medical Emergencies and Applications to Psychiatryp. 2
Goals for Psychiatric Emergency Carep. 4
Models for Delivery of Services in Psychiatric Emergenciesp. 6
Managed Carep. 18
Teachingp. 22
Researchp. 23
Future Directionsp. 25
Referencesp. 28
Medical, Psychiatric, and Cognitive Assessment in the Psychiatric Emergency Servicep. 35
Medical Assessment in the Psychiatric Emergency Servicep. 36
Psychiatric Assessment in the Psychiatric Emergency Servicep. 50
Referencesp. 68
Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients in an Emergency Settingp. 75
Epidemiologyp. 75
The Spectrum of Suicidal Behaviorp. 77
Goals of Emergency Assessmentp. 78
Risk Factors: Fixed Versus Modifiablep. 81
Risk Assessment in an Emergency Settingp. 91
Interventions and Treatmentp. 94
Medical-Legal Issuesp. 104
Conclusionp. 105
Referencesp. 106
Emergency Treatment of Agitation and Aggressionp. 115
Definitionsp. 115
Diagnostic Considerationsp. 116
Pathophysiologyp. 119
Assessment Issuesp. 126
Treatmentp. 130
Conclusionp. 142
Referencesp. 143
Psychosocial Interventions in the Psychiatric Emergency Service: A Skills Approachp. 151
Goals of Psychosocial Intervention in Emergenciesp. 152
Linear Procedure Versus Flexible Processp. 152
Psychosocial Interventions in Psychiatric Emergenciesp. 154
Conclusionp. 178
Referencesp. 178
Indexp. 185
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