Infographic: Never a Dull Moment in Emergency Psychiatry

January 29, 2021
Scott Zeller, MD

Psychiatric emergencies occur when a patient is a danger to self, to others, or is so psychiatrically impaired the patient cannot meet their own basic needs. How do such emergencies manifest?


On any given day, a psychiatrist working in an emergency department may face any or all of the scenarios listed here, one after another or concurrently.