International Journal of

Psychology and PsychoanalysisISSN: 2572-4037


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510021

Medical Presentations of Psychosis - Mimics and Life-Threatening Illnesses

Scott Sulik, Carly Eastin, Kimberly Nordstrom and Michael P Wilson

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 30, 2017

Disordered cognition, commonly but inaccurately referred to as "psychosis", is a challenging symptom to evaluate and manage in the critical care or emergency department setting. Although exacerbation of a primary psychiatric disorder may indeed be associated with psychosis, a large number of medical illnesses may present similarly. Often, there is no single test to establish a definitive diagnosis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510020

Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Critical Analysis

Jaison Joseph and Debasish Basu

Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: October 05, 2017

The negative impact of risky use of alcohol on health and well-being of individuals has been well documented. Recent reports reveal an alarming increase in the hazardous and harmful alcohol use worldwide. Brief intervention is increasingly becoming popular over the last decades in reducing harmful and hazardous alcohol use as compared to other psychosocial interventions. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4037.1510019

Patients with Suicidal Ideation and Evidence of Alcohol Use are Discharged at Higher Rates from the Emergency Department

Michael P Wilson, Sam Frenkel, Jesse Brennan, Jordan Simanjuntak, James Deen and Gary M Vilke

Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 28, 2017

Despite the knowledge that alcohol and drug use are risk factors for suicide, the change in outcomes from testing urine drug screens is a point of contention between emergency physicians and psychiatrists. The influence of alcohol levels on disposition from the emergency department has never been tested....

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