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Introduction. The Clinical Impact of Agitation in Various Psychiatric Disorders: Management Consensus and Controversies

Jacobo E. Mintzer, MD

Published: August 15, 2006

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Agitation is a behavioral symptom that manifests in awide range of psychiatric illnesses. It is commonly seen in the psychiatric emergency setting as a presentingcomplaint of patients with psychotic illness (schizophreniaor schizophreniform disorder) as well as in those withbipolar manic or bipolar mixed episodes.’ ‹

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Volume: 67

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