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https://read.qxmd.com/read/22461918/the-psychopharmacology-of-agitation-consensus-statement-of-the-american-association-for-emergency-psychiatry-project-beta-psychopharmacology-workgroup
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Michael P Wilson, David Pepper, Glenn W Currier, Garland H Holloman, David Feifel
Agitation is common in the medical and psychiatric emergency department, and appropriate management of agitation is a core competency for emergency clinicians. In this article, the authors review the use of a variety of first-generation antipsychotic drugs, second-generation antipsychotic drugs, and benzodiazepines for treatment of acute agitation, and propose specific guidelines for treatment of agitation associated with a variety of conditions, including acute intoxication, psychiatric illness, delirium, and multiple or idiopathic causes...
February 2012: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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