Psychiatric Evaluation of the Agitated Patient: Consensus Statement of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry Project BETA Psychiatric Evaluation Workgroup

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Keith R. Stowell; Peter Florence; Herbert J. Harman; Rachel L. Glick;
  • Publisher: eScholarship Publishing, University of California
  • Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine,volume 13,issue 1,pages11-16 (issn: 1936-900X, eissn: 1936-9018)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3298217, doi: 10.5811/westjem.2011.9.6868
  • Subject: psychiatric evaluation | Emergency Medicine | mental health | Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions | Behavioral Emergencies: Best Practices in Evaluation and Treatment of Agitation | Medicine | RC86-88.9 | agitation | evaluation | R | Review | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | psychiatric emergence

It is difficult to fully assess an agitated patient, and the complete psychiatric evaluation usually cannot be completed until the patient is calm enough to participate in a psychiatric interview. Nonetheless, emergency clinicians must perform an initial mental status s... View more
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