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Psychiatric Emergencies.

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Edited by Dubin William R., Hanke Nancy, Nickens Herbert W.. . Volume 4. of Clinics in Emergency Medicine.. 268 pages. Churchill Livingstone, Inc., New York: , 1984.. $29.00.


Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):150-151. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-150_2
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Patients with psychiatric and behavioral symptoms are often viewed as intruders in the emergency department. This unfortunate situation is an outgrowth of a lack of knowledge about evaluation and treatment of such patients as well as values that diminish the importance of rendering such care. The editors of this volume have assembled a set of chapters aimed at the medical staff in the emergency department. The right chapters are here, but their quality is highly variable.

The book's strengths are manifested in those chapters that maintain a focus on the emergency department and describe how to assess patients and manage

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