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Management of Agitation in the General Medical Setting 

Management of Agitation in the General Medical Setting
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Management of Agitation in the General Medical Setting
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Ghennady V. Gushchin

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10.1093/med/9780199329311.003.0007
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date: 21 September 2020

Behavioral disturbances may occur in the course of a variety of medical conditions that require hospitalization. Agitation in medical settings is considered as a sign of distress and/or psychopathology and is one of the most common reasons for urgent psychiatric consultation. The management of an agitated patient requires high levels of concentration, professional knowledge and training, and the ability to manage the clinician’s own anxiety and countertransference. This work has a direct impact on the quality of care for the patients, and it allows other medical professionals to do their job in an optimal environment.

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