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Acute behavioural emergencies 

Acute behavioural emergencies

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Acute behavioural emergencies
Author(s):

Eleanor Feldman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.2603
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date: 18 August 2017

Acute behavioural problems can present in any unit in a general hospital. The first priority is to discover whether or not the patient is severely physically ill and suffering from delirium, in which case—apart from managing the behavioural disturbance—treatment clearly needs to be directed towards the primary cause....

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