Cris V. Mandry, MD

Pediatric Neurology PA

7485 Sandlake Commons Blvd




Should Emergency Medicine Physicians Screen for Psychiatric Disorders?

October 01, 2006

Emergency department (ED) visits have increased from 89 million in 1992 to more than 110 million in 2002, while the number of EDs decreased by about 15% during the same period. One suspected consequence of ED overcrowding is an increased tendency to disregard a psychiatric problem, especially if it is not the chief complaint.