Author | Ruth Gerson, MD

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Mini Quiz: Psychiatric Emergency Assessment of Youths

December 02, 2015

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Nearly half of children who present to emergency departments with self-harm receive no mental health assessment. What are the essential elements needed to interview children and adolescents in the context of a psychiatric emergency?

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency: A Public Health Challenge

November 30, 2015

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Currently, 1 in 15 youths undergoing psychiatric evaluation in the emergency department is restrained. This article covers diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that can reduce fear and put the young patient on a path to recovery.

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