Vol 32 No 11

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency: A Public Health Challenge

November 30, 2015

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.

Interviewing in the Emergency Setting

November 30, 2015

Acute intoxication is the most likely culprit for an increased risk of violence or agitation, but personality, psychosis, and cognitive problems can all play a role. A skilled clinician can glean a great deal of information in a short period of time.

Medication-Assisted Treatment and Drug Courts

November 27, 2015

Addiction and mental health treatment has fallen increasingly into the justice system for underserved and indigent patients. How do we bring state-of-the art treatment to this population in desperate need?

Managing the Suicidal College Student: Advice for Community Providers

November 23, 2015

Although college students are in many ways similar to any patient in their age group, their environment and stressors differ in significant ways. The authors identify issues to consider in assessing and managing suicidality in this population.