Common Pediatric Psychiatric Presentations to the Emergency Room. Zaid B. Malik, MD Asst. Professor Director C&L Asst. Residency Program Director.
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Common Pediatric Psychiatric Presentations to the Emergency Room.
Zaid B. Malik, MD
Asst. Residency Program Director.
The goal of child psychiatric emergency services evaluation is then to clarify the nature and the cause of the imbalance that has arisen and to identify the resources needed (safe environment, psychoeducation, psychopharmacotherapy, outpatient therapist, family support services) to restore equilibrium.
The primary goals of the child psychiatric emergency evaluation are, as expeditiously as possible:
Symptoms of Aggression are common in a wide range of psychiatric conditions.
Deaths* Attempts* Ratio
YRBS CDC 2000 all numbers/100,000
United States 1999, 15-19 Year-olds
ANY MALE FEMALE
Shaffer et al 1996, Brent et al 1999
No evidence for any of the above.
Suicidal Behavior is complex. The factors involved are outlined in accordance with five axis.