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Psychiatric aspects of accidents, burns, and other physical trauma

Ulrik Fredrik Malt

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0144
Psychiatric aspects of accidents, burns, and other physical trauma

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This chapter covers the epidemiology of accidents and injury, clinical features and assessment of trauma at the accident scene, responses seen in the emergency room, psychiatric treatment during hospital stay, long-term behavioural and psychiatric consequences of physical trauma, the assessment and treament of long-term psychiatric consequences of traumatic injury, and compensation claims and litigation.

Chapter.  8166 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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