Emergency psychiatry is the clinical application of psychiatry in emergency settings. Conditions requiring psychiatric interventions may include attempted suicide, substance abuse, depression, psychosis, violence or other rapid changes in behavior. Psychiatric emergency services are rendered by professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, psychology and social work. The demand for emergency psychiatric services has rapidly increased throughout the world since the 1960s, especially in urban areas. Care for patients in situations involving emergency psychiatry is complex.
Related Journals of Psychiatric Emergencies
Applied and Rehabilitation Psychology: Open Access, International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology & Psychotherapy, Advances in Biological Psychiatry, Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.