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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Emergency Psychiatry

Edited by Kevin Nicholls

Price: £25.00

Members' discount available

Published: Apr 2015

Format: Paperback

Number of pages: 352

ISBN: 9781909726307

Emergency Psychiatry

Emergency psychiatry is a broad field, covering situations in which a psychiatric problem, if untreated, could cause immediate harm to the patient or others. This book is a valuable, in-depth resource that is robustly rooted in clinical practice. Engaging and readable, it explores in practical detail topics often excluded from mainstream texts. Each chapter is written by an experienced clinician from that specialty.

Topics covered include: 

  • Emergencies in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Violence and aggression
  • Suicide risk
  • Situations involving substance misuse
  • Emergencies in liaison psychiatry
  • Acute side-effects of antipsychotics
  • Perinatal psychiatric emergencies

Readership: This is a useful resource for all junior doctors (especially core psychiatric trainees), nurses and multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals.

Editor: Dr Kevin Nicholls – Independent Consultant Psychiatrist, Welshpool, Powys (Wales).

He has held NHS consultant psychiatrist posts in Telford from 1998 and Montgomeryshire from 2005. Since retiring in 2012 he has undertaken locum work for the NHS, the private sector and the Ministry of Defence. He specialises in locum and court reports/expert witness work and his current employment is for the services veterans’ charity Combat Stress.

"Format allows the reader to gain a solid base of topics. Emergency Psychiatry is an accessible and practical book."
- British Journal of Hospital Medicine


1. Assessment of suicide risk


Rajan Chawla

2. Violence and Aggression


Peter Lepping

3. Management of substance misuse emergencies

Derrett Watts


4. Psychiatric emergencies that involve alcohol


Rob Poole

5. Psychotic emergency presentations

Richard Hodgson and

Santhusi Mendis

6. Psychotropics - acute side-effects

Richard Hodgson and

Roji Thomas

7. Emergencies in child and adolescent psychiatry


Ken Ma and Vishu Bhadravathi

8. Psychiatric intensive care

Faisil Sethi, Roland Dix and Stephen Dye

9. Emergency ECT


Kevin Nicholls

10. 'Safeguarding' and psychiatric emergencies


Jenny Crisp

11. The immediate response to life-threatening medical emergencies within a mental health unit


Nick Swift


12. Emergencies in learning disability psychiatry


David Clarke

13. Emergencies in older persons' psychiatry


Ejaz Nazir

14. Perinatal psychiatric emergencies


Carol Henshaw

15. Civilian and military psychological trauma


Martin Deahl

16. Liaison psychiatry emergencies


Christian Hosker

17. Psychiatric emergencies in deaf people

Manjit Gahir, Simon Gibbon and Brendon Monteiro

18. Mental health law and emergencies


Dawn Crowther

19. Poisoning - aspects of assessment and
pre-hospital management

Kevin Nicholls

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