Managing Substance-Related Agitation
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 7, Number 3&4, May 2019
Thomas Jordan, MD, MPH
Contributing writer to the Carlat newsletters.
Dr. Jordan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
In emergency departments, psychiatrists are often consulted on patients presenting with agitation. In many cases, these patients are under the influence of substances—either from intoxication or withdrawal.