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Agitation Podcast Series Episode 1: Differentiating organic versus psychiatric causes of agitation and altered mental status

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Most children who present to Pediatric Emergency Departments these days with mental health concerns – including agitation – have a known psychiatric problem or diagnosis. Psychiatric manifestations revealing inborn errors of metabolism in adolescents and adults. Psychiatric emergencies. Pediatrics 2021; 147.

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An Obstetric and Psychiatric Emergency: Managing Acute Agitation Among Pregnant Patients in the Emergency Department

AENJ: Current Issue

Nevertheless, clinicians should continue to assess the patient without delay, differentiate underlying causes of agitation, treat the mother and fetus aggressively, and consult obstetric and psychiatric services early.

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2023 update to Surviving Sedation guidelines : the risk of thrombosis

PHARM

This highlights one of the risks of psychiatric aeromedical retrieval and transfer in that bed availability may inadvertently prolong the period of sedation and restraint for acutely disturbed patients and thereby also increase the risk of medical complications such as thrombosis and aspiration pneumonia.

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Compulsive Excision Disorder (DEC): Skin Picking, Dermatillomania

Emergency Live

Compulsive Excision Disorder (DEC), also called 'Skin Picking' and 'dermatillomania', is a clinical condition characterised by constant picking at the skin causing skin lesions, and repeated attempts to curb this behaviour, according to the 2013 APA (American Psychiatric Association) guidelines The post Compulsive Excision Disorder (DEC): Skin Picking, (..)

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You don’t need labs to medically clear a psych patient

PEMBlog

However, the vast majority of pediatric patients with psychiatric complaints do not present with undifferentiated acute psychosis; rather, they are seen for behavioral concerns or suicidal ideation. Decades ago, psychiatric complaints in the pediatric ED were infrequent.

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Schizophrenia: definition, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Emergency Live

Schizophrenia comes from the Greek and literally means “separate mind”: those affected struggle to distinguish reality from imagination It is a psychiatric disorder that seriously compromises self-perception. In addition to negatively affecting social relationships and the performance of normal daily activities.

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Impulse control disorders: what they are, how to treat them

Emergency Live

Disorders such as pathological gambling, pyromania, kleptomania, and intermittent explosive disorder have only been diagnosed with DSM III (American Psychiatric Association, 1980) The post Impulse control disorders: what they are, how to treat them appeared first on Emergency Live.