SPECIALIZED POPULATION CARE

Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric Emergencies

Gary Lelonek

Contents

  • 16.1 Introduction....................................................................................................................276
  • 16.2 The Rise of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency Visits......................................276
  • 16.3 The Emergency Department Assessment........................................................................277
  • 16.3.1 Interview Considerations..................................................................................278
  • 16.3.2 The Evaluation.................................................................................................278
  • 16.4 Interventions..................................................................................................................278
  • 16.5 Legal Issues.....................................................................................................................279
  • 16.5.1 Child Abuse......................................................................................................280
  • 16.6 Emergency Department Presentations............................................................................280
  • 16.6.1 Agitation in the Emergency Department..........................................................280
  • 16.6.2 Externalizing Behavioral Disorders ....................................................................281
  • 16.6.3 High-Risk Behaviors......................................................................................... 282
  • 16.6.4 Autism..............................................................................................................283
  • 16.6.5 School Refusal .................................................................................................. 283
  • 16.6.6 Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior................................................................ 283
  • 16.6.7 Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors ........................................................................ 284
  • 16.6.8 Depression ........................................................................................................ 285
  • 16.6.9 Anxiety ............................................................................................................. 285
  • 16.6.10 Psychosis........................................................................................................... 286
  • 16.6.11 Hyperactivity.................................................................................................... 286
  • 16.6.12 Eating Disorders ............................................................................................... 287
  • 16.7 Conclusion..................................................................................................................... 287

References ............................................................................................................................... 287

Resource ................................................................................................................................. 288

 
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