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Psychiatric emergencies 

Psychiatric emergencies
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Psychiatric emergencies
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215638.003.0010
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date: 18 October 2019

Delirium 304

Anxiety 308

Depression 312

Psychosis 318

Acute confusional state

Rapid onset

Impairment of consciousness

Global cognitive impairment

Fluctuating course (often worse at night)

Delirium is common in patients with cancer (up to 25% of hospitalized patients and 85% of terminal patients). It is probably the most common psychiatric emergency in oncology....

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