Emergency Psychiatry in Children (January/February)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2015 | Volume: 6 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

This issue provides clinicians with the latest recommendations on handling psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents. It also discusses the pharmacologic management of agitated youth patients in emergent situations.

In This Issue


Medications for Agitated Kids— When Nothing Else Works

Topics: Child Psychiatry

There is a lack good research on the best ways to calm acutely agitated children. Your approach may likely be slightly different from a colleague’s. Here are some suggestions to help when you find yourself in situations where nothing else works.

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Expert Q&A

Practical Tips for Handling Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents

Topics: Child Psychiatry

Get some practical tips for how to handle psychiatric emergencies in children and adolescents, in an interview with Ruth S. Gerson, MD, director of Bellevue Hospital Children’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program.

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Research Update

Symbyax Helps Kids with Bipolar Depression—But Has Downsides

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Child Psychiatry | Research Updates

A new study on the safety and efficacy of Symbyax (olanzapine/fluoxetine combination or OFC) in kids with bipolar I depression is in press and will be published soon.

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