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Psychiatric Emergencies

We have criminalized mental health problems—a barbaric throwback to the dismal conditions before the Enlightenment.

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Helping patients who have significant medical illness as well as mental illness is a challenge, especially when the diagnosis is unclear. Hospital psychiatrists play a critical role in the management of these behaviorally compromised patients.

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How does a pituitary result in a psychiatric emergency? Read more clues to this clinical puzzle.

A recent experience on street rounds offered a moment that brought this psychiatrist back to one of the main reasons she chose psychiatry as a profession.

In some segments of the evolving health care system, primary health care teams with psychiatry at their core are becoming a reality. Here are 6 ways psychiatrists add value to primary care health teams.

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