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Psychiatric emergenciesPsychiatric emergenciesPsychiatric emergencies 

Psychiatric emergenciesPsychiatric emergenciesPsychiatric emergencies
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Psychiatric emergencies
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198570684.003.0015
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date: 29 March 2020

Acute panic attacks 246

Poisoning or overdose 248

Suicide and deliberate self-harm 250

Disturbed behaviour 254

Acute confusional states (delirium) 256

Compulsory admission and treatment of patients with mental illness 258

Common primary care emergency that can be difficult to manage.

fear, terror and feeling of impending doom accompanied by some or all of the following:...

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