Archives for Emergency Psychiatry


Benzodiazepines, Opioids, and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has found that the risk of severe adverse outcomes associated with benzodiazepines is sharply increased when those medications are combined with opioid pain relievers and/or alcohol. The report, Benzodiazepines in Combination...
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The Psychiatric ER Survival Guide

The psychiatric emergency room (ER) is an intense, stressful work environment where psychiatrists must perform rapid assessments and make swift treatment decisions. During psychiatry residency training, the ER provides critical experience that helps sharpen resident’s diagnostic and interview skills, as well as enhance their...
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