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Acute behavioural emergencies

Eleanor Feldman

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2603

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Acute behavioural emergencies

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Acute behavioural problems can present in any unit in a general hospital. The first priority is to discover whether or not the patient is severely physically ill and suffering from delirium, in which case—apart from managing the behavioural disturbance—treatment clearly needs to be directed towards the primary cause....

Chapter.  3477 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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