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Options for Calming a Highly Agitated Child

By: jives | May 5th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

An 11-year-old boy, who was admitted for suicidal ideation, is angry and wants to go home. He is marching up and down the hallways, screaming and flailing his arms in a menacing manner. You realize that medication to sedate him might be necessary, but you’re also considering a behavioral intervention. How do you handle either approach? Here are som

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