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Treatment of Psychiatric Emergencies in Children versus Adults

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Discussion: Treatment of Psychiatric Emergencies in Children versus Adults

In this week’s Discussion, you compare treatment of adult psychiatric emergency clients to child or adolescent psychiatric emergency clients.

Post answers to the three questions below:

1. Briefly describe the case you selected (make up one).

2. Explain how you would treat the client differently if he or she were a child or adolescent.

3. Explain any legal or ethical issues you would have to consider when working with a child or adolescent emergency case.

References (also outside references welcomed)

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 23, “Emergency Psychiatric Medicine” (pp. 785–790)

· Chapter 31, “Child Psychiatry” (pp. 1226–1253)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

· “Bipolar and Related Disorders”

Note: You will access this book from the Walden Library databases.

Stahl, S. M. (2014). Prescriber’s Guide: Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015). Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

· Chapter 50, “Provision of Intensive Treatment: Intensive Outreach, Day Units, and In-Patient Units” (pp. 648–664)

· Chapter 64, “Suicidal Behavior and Self-Harm” (pp. 893–912)

 

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