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Psychiatric emergencies 

Psychiatric emergencies
Psychiatric emergencies

Punit S. Ramrakha

, Kevin P. Moore

, and Amir H. Sam

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date: 18 September 2019

This chapter outlines psychiatric emergencies, including acute confusion (assessment, management), rapid tranquillization, acute alcohol withdrawal, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, dealing with violent patients, deliberate self-harm, the Mental Health Act, treating patients without their consent, the Mental Capacity Act, the law on consent and capacity, treating patients who do not wish to stay in hospital, detaining a patient in an emergency, and mentally ill patients in hospital.

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