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Emergencies associated with older adults

Patrick Callaghan

in Emergencies in Mental Health Nursing

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Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199561414
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199561414.003.0006

Series: Emergencies in...

Emergencies associated with older adults

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Introduction 82

Psychiatric emergencies 84

Medical emergencies 88

Social emergencies 89

Delirium 90

Degenerative disorders: dementias 92

Depression 96

Mania 98

Psychoses 99

Substance misuse 100

Legal issues 102

Older adults who present to health services in an emergency usually do so due to one or more of the following factors (...

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Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry ; Emergency Medicine

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