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Articles

Emergency Treatment of Acute Psychosis

James Randolph Hillard, M.D.

Published: July 1, 1998

Article Abstract
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The author reviews the evolution of emergency psychiatric practice over the past 20 years—from the concept of high-dose antipsychotic medication to the more rational treatment approach for acute psychosis made possible by modern pharmacodynamic insight and the availability of new pharmacotherapeutic agents. A decision tree for current practice in the rapid tranquilization of agitated, apparently psychotic patients is described.


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Volume: 59

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