Inpatient units treat some of the most clinically challenging psychiatric patients. Clinicians must carefully balance patients' rights with safety concerns of violence and suicide. This updated manual is compact and practical, addressing the common questions and issues clinicians face in day-to-day practice. Chapters are organised around the diagnoses found on inpatient psychiatric units, allowing readers to find their area of interest quickly. A user-friendly question and answer format anticipates commonly asked questions, and tables provide easily accessible information, including diagnostic criteria and medication effects. Incorporating advances in the field over the past decade, chapters review new treatments including ketamine use and chronotherapy, as well as the most recent evidence-based approaches for patients with borderline personality disorder. Drawing on the authors' wealth of experience, their recommendations for best practice as well as treatment philosophies will be valuable for all healthcare professionals working in mental health.
Uses a question and answer format to address the common issues in day-to-day psychiatric work and chapters organised by diagnosis allows for quick information retrieval
Authored by clinicians with experience in inpatient psychiatry in both private practice and university settings, valuable recommendations for best practice and treatment philosophies are also shared with readers
Key information such as diagnostic criteria and medication effects are listed in tables, increasing accessibility of information to readers
Table of Contents
List of Contributors
1. The inpatient with schizophrenia Steven Bartek, Travis Kruger and Michael I. Casher
2. The inpatient with depression Karina Drake, Joshua D. Bess and Michael I. Casher
3. The inpatient with mania Nicholas Morcos, Joshua D. Bess and Michael I. Casher
4. The inpatient with borderline personality disorder Victor Hong and Michael I. Casher
5. The inpatient with dementia Karina Drake and Michael I. Casher
6. The inpatient with traumatic brain injury Michael I. Casher
7. The inpatient with dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorder) Michael I. Casher and Joshua D. Bess
8. The young adult on the inpatient unit Michael I. Casher
9. Clinical documentation on the inpatient unit Joshua D. Bess
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