Mental health emergencies

Robert Crouch

Edited by Alan Charters, Mary Dawood and Paula Bennett

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199203499
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597932 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Mental health emergencies

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Overview - Assessing the patient with mental health problems - Deliberate self‐harm - Obsessive compulsive disorder - Post‐traumatic stress disorder - Anxiety and panic attacks - Phobias and phobic disorders - Acute psychosis - Dementia and delirium - Sedation and restraint of patients - Depression - Bipolar disorder - Admission to hospital with a psychiatric illness

Chapter.  4442 words. 

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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