◾Each chapter provides instant snapshot of each condition with a definition, signs and symptoms, differential, and short-term and long-term treatment
◾A diagnostic or treatment algorithm provided at the end of each chapter
◾Disease states or symptom cluster organized alphabetically for quick look up
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.
Kimberly Nordstrom, MD, JD Medical Director, Office of Behavioral Health, Department of Human Services, State of Colorado; Associate Professor, University of Colorado Medical School; Immediate Past President, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry
Michael P Wilson, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Director, Emergency Psychiatry Research, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry