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Psychiatric emergencies in general hospital medical wards

Basant K. Puri and Ian H. Treasaden

in Emergencies in Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198530800
Published online June 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726309 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198530800.003.0012

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Psychiatric emergencies in general hospital medical wards

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Epidemiology - Prevention - Common emergencies in psychiatry in general hospital wards - Acute organic mental disorder/acute confusional states/delirium - Memory disturbance - Mood disorder - Psychiatric aspects of neurology - Psychiatric aspects of epilepsy - Huntington's disease (chorea) - Cerebral tumours - Parkinsonism - Multiple sclerosis - Neurosyphilis - HIV/AIDS - Meningitis, encephalitis, and subarachnoid haemorrhages - Psychological reactions to neurological symptoms - Interaction between psychiatric and physical illness - Dissociative and conversion disorders - Hypochondriacal disorder (health anxiety disorder) - Somatization disorder - Medically unexplained symptoms - Factors influencing response to physical illness - Management - Body dysmorphic disorder and other associated concepts - The uncooperative patient - Assessment - Problem of patients taking leave against medical advice before assessment or treatment is complete

Chapter.  4323 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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