1. Assessment of suicide risk; 2. Violence and aggression; 3. Management of substance misuse emergencies; 4. Psychiatric emergencies that involve alcohol; 5. Psychotic emergency presentations; 6. Psychotropics - acute side-effects; 7. Emergencies in child and adolescent psychiatry; 8. Psychiatric intensive care; 9. Emergency ECT; 10. 'Safeguarding' and psychiatric emergencies; 11. The immediate response to life-threatening medical emergencies within a mental health unit; 12. Emergencies in learning disability psychiatry; 13. Emergencies in older persons' psychiatry; 14. Perinatal psychiatric emergencies; 15. Civilian and military psychological trauma; 16. Liaison psychiatry emergencies; 17. Psychiatric emergencies in deaf people; 18. Mental health law and emergencies; 19. Poisoning - aspects of assessment and pre-hospital management.
Emergency psychiatry is a broad field, covering situations in which a psychiatric problem, if untreated, could cause immediate harm to the patient or others. This book is a valuable, in-depth resource that is robustly rooted in clinical practice. Engaging and readable, it explores in practical detail topics often excluded from mainstream texts. Each chapter is written by an experienced clinician from that specialty. Topics covered include emergencies in child and adolescent psychiatry, violence and aggression, suicide risk, situations involving substance misuse, emergencies in liaison psychiatry, acute side-effects of antipsychotics, perinatal psychiatric emergencies. This is a useful resource for all junior doctors (especially core psychiatric trainees), nurses and multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals.
Editor: Dr Kevin Nicholls - Independent Consultant Psychiatrist, Welshpool, Powys (Wales).
He has held NHS consultant psychiatrist posts in Telford from 1998 and Montgomeryshire from 2005. Since retiring in 2012 he has undertaken locum work for the NHS, the private sector and the Ministry of Defence. He specialises in locum and court reports/expert witness work and his current employment is for the services veterans' charity Combat Stress.