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Difficult and urgent situations 

Difficult and urgent situations
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Difficult and urgent situations
Author(s):

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198795551.003.0023
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date: 20 August 2019

Covering difficult and emergency situations encountered in psychiatric practice, this chapter informs the reader how to deal with crisis situations. It includes suggestions for dealing with patients responding to paranoid delusions, antisocial or borderline traits, the depressed person, and those experiencing acute stress. A multidisciplinary approach to suicide attempts in hospital is detailed. Severe behavioural disturbance and guidelines for rapid tranquillization (RT) are also covered. Issues of child protection and how to deal with patients who are manipulative or act against medical advice, and common clinical scenarios are all discussed.

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