Mathew Ross, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Among the more immediate, pressing, and vexing disorders that confront, confound, and challenge the internist in his role as a diagnostician and consultant are the psychiatric emergencies. This presentation is an effort to assist him in his role as an internist to arrive at a prompt, accurate diagnosis and to achieve practical management of these illnesses. It is not an effort to fashion him into a psychiatrist, full-fledged or otherwise.
Clinical examples of the more subtle, yet nontheless common psychiatric emergencies are cited to illustrate (1) how the internist may extend his customary diagnostic acumen more deeply into the psychiatric
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Ross M. Psychiatric Emergencies: Their Recognition and Management by the Internist.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:911. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-911_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):911.
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