Emergency treatment of acute psychosis

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1998


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