By Paul Linde

ISBN-10: 0520269837

ISBN-13: 9780520269835

The psychiatric emergency room, a fast moving wrestle sector with strain to compare, thrusts its scientific prone into the outland of human event the place they need to reply quickly and decisively despite uncertainty and, quite often, possibility. during this energetic first-person narrative, Paul R. Linde takes readers behind the curtain at an city psychiatric emergency room, with all its chaos and pathos, the place we witness psychological future health pros doing their most sensible to relieve ache and service shattered lives. As he and his colleagues come across sufferers who're hallucinating, inebriated, catatonic, competitive, suicidal, excessive on medicines, paranoid, and bodily unwell, Linde examines the various moral, felony, ethical, and scientific matters that confront today's psychiatric services. He describes a occupation less than siege from the outside--health insurance firms, the pharmaceutical undefined, govt regulators, or even "patients' rights" advocates--and from the inside--biomedical and educational psychiatrists who've forgotten to deal with the sufferer and feature as a substitute turn into checklist-marking pill-peddlers. whereas lifting the veil on a vital quarter of psychiatry that's as actual because it will get, Danger to Self additionally injects a hearty dose of compassion into the perform of medication and psychiatry.

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