A Case-Based Approach to Emergency Psychiatry

ISBN : 9780190250843

Dr Katherine Maloy
224 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2016
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Working in an emergency department as a psychiatrist or mental health clinician requires an ability to gain a patient's rapport, establish a differential diagnosis, assess risk and make disposition decisions in a fast-paced and potentially chaotic setting. Patients may be medically ill, agitated, intoxicated, or suicidal, and resources for treatment may be difficult to access. A Case-Based Approach to Emergency Psychiatry provides the emergency department clinician with vivid and complex cases, discussed by psychiatrists who work daily in the emergency setting, that illustrate basic principles of assessment, diagnosis and treatment. These challenging and complex cases are based on the years of experience of the authors combined with current evidence-based practices and discussion. Risk assessment, psychosis, mood disorder, substance abuse, ethics, forensic issues, and personality disorders are discussed, along with child and adolescent, geriatric, and developmental disabilities. Special attention is also paid to alternatives to inpatient care, short-term crisis intervention, and the interface between medical and psychiatric illnesses. The case-based format allows the authors to link aspects of the clinical presentation to discussion and literature review in a memorable and compelling format.


Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Anxiety, Trauma and Hoarding
Katherine Maloy
Chapter 2: Mood Disorders: Clinical Examples and Risk Assessment
Jennifer Goldman
Chapter 3: Evaluating Suicide Risk in Psychotic Disorders
Katherine Maloy and Yona Silverman
Chapter 4: Evaluating Violence Risk in Psychotic Disorders
Abigail L. Dahan and Jessica Woodman
Chapter 5: Medical and Neurologic Syndromes
Jonathan Howard, Miriam Zincke, Anthony Dark, Bem Atim
Chapter 6: Substance Abuse: Intoxication and Withdrawal
Joe Kwon, Emily Deringer, Luke Archibald
Chapter 7: Evaluating the Geriatric Patient
Dennis Popeo
Chapter 8: Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders
Wiktoria Bielska, Gillian Copeland
Chapter 9: Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents
Ruth Gerson, Fadi Haddad
Chapter 10: Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders in Adults
Katherine Maloy
Chapter 11: Ethical and Legal Issues
Amit Rajparia
Chapter 12: Forensic Issues
Jennifer A. Mathur, Wiktoria Bielska, Rebecca Lewis, Bipin Subedi
Chapter 13: Short-Term Crisis Intervention and Mobile Crisis Evaluation
Adria Adams, Camilla Lyons, Madeline O'Brien
Chapter 14: Somatization and Consulting to the Medical Emergency Department
Lindsay Gurin
Chapter 15: Psychodynamic Issues in Psychiatric Emergency Evaluation
Daniel J. Zimmerman
Chapter 16: Use of Language Interpretation
Bipin Subedi, Katherine Maloy
Chapter 17: The Homeless Patient
Katherine Maloy

About the author: 

Dr. Katherine Maloy is the Associate Director of Bellevue Hospital's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Department. She trained at New York University's Adult Psychiatry Residency and completed her medical degree at the State University of New York Downstate School of Medicine. Dr. Maloy is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine.

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