Psychiatric Emergencies

Two Perspectives: Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry

June 01, 2020

Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice has something for everyone and is easily applicable to emergency and primary care.

Addressing Behavioral Health Emergencies With COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Dr Leslie Zun discusses factors associated with accessing services for patients undergoing psychiatric challenges during the pandemic.

Dear Mental Health Innovators: The COVID-19 Honeymoon Is Almost Over

May 19, 2020

Society’s psychological reactions to a crisis can be predicted according to disaster response frameworks, which can be used to understand what to build during the evolving COVID-19 crisis, and when those innovations will prove most vital.

Hospital-Level Psychiatric Emergency Department Models

December 31, 2019

As hospital-based psychiatric emergency programs around the country demonstrate the ability to minimize ED boarding, provide cost-savings, and improve patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, the challenge will be how to keep these models of psychiatric care self-supporting.

Hospital-Based Psychiatric Emergency Programs: The Missing Link for Mental Health Systems

August 20, 2019

This article, the first of a three-part series, describes how hospital-based psychiatric EDs differ from community-based crisis centers.

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Emergency Psychiatry’s Era of Innovation

August 27, 2018

This article discusses the peculiarities of emergency psychiatric practice and reviews innovations in models of care delivery designed to overcome the challenges of this subspecialty.

What Psychiatrists Need to Know: Patients in the Emergency Department

August 16, 2018

If an appropriate treatment is started promptly, the majority of psychiatric emergencies can be resolved within 24 hours without inpatient hospitalization.

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Recognizing the Critical Need for Psychiatric Care

February 27, 2018

What are the symptoms and treatment strategies for this rapidly growing phenomenon in older adults?

Mini Quiz: Behaviorally Compromised Patients

January 24, 2018

In the emergency department, how should patients with behavioral disturbances and especially those with illnesses such as dementia, TBI, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability be managed? Take the quiz and learn more.

8 Distinguishing Features of Primary Psychosis Versus Cannabis-Induced Psychosis

August 04, 2017

The authors compare the clinical features of idiopathic psychosis (eg, schizophrenia) with cannabis-induced psychosis.