[Impact of the summer 2003 heat wave on the activity of two psychiatric emergency departments].

@article{Bulbena2009ImpactOT,
  title={[Impact of the summer 2003 heat wave on the activity of two psychiatric emergency departments].},
  author={Antoni Bulbena and Laura Sperry and C Garcia Rivera and Ana Merino and Gerard Mateu and M{\'i}riam Torrens and Javier Gonz{\'a}lez-Spinola San Gil and Jordi Cunillera},
  journal={Actas espanolas de psiquiatria},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={158-65}
}
INTRODUCTION Heat waves have been related with lethal effects, especially in Europe during the intensely hot summer of 2003. However, besides increased deaths and ailments, there are no specific data on the psychiatric effects of heat waves. METHODS We have compared psychiatric emergencies in Barcelona during a 15-day heat waves period with the rest of the 2003 summer days. The main variables of the study were total emergencies, admissions, diagnoses, Severity of Psychiatric Illness scale… CONTINUE READING