Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Michael J. Clancy and Colin E. Robertson

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199589562
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729898 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks


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Approach to psychiatric problems - Glossary of psychiatric terms - The psychiatric interview - Mental state examination - The aggressive patient: background - Safe consultations with potentially violent patients - Managing aggression - Emergency sedation of a violent patient - Deliberate self-harm - Assessment of suicide risk - Mental health assessment issues - Depression - Mania - Schizophrenia - Complications of psychiatric drugs - Munchausen's syndrome - Medically unexplained symptoms - Alcohol abuse - Acute alcohol intoxication - Alcohol withdrawal - Alcohol-related brain injury - Help for alcoholics - Drug and substance abuse - Compulsory hospitalization - Mental Capacity Act

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Subjects: Emergency Medicine ; Psychiatry

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