Brief Interventions for Patients Presenting to the Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) with Major Mental Illnesses and At-risk Drinking

@article{Milner2009BriefIF,
  title={Brief Interventions for Patients Presenting to the Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) with Major Mental Illnesses and At-risk Drinking},
  author={Karen K. Milner and Kristen Lawton Barry and Frederic C. Blow and Deborah Welsh},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={149-155}
}
The presentation for care in psychiatric emergency setting provides an opportunity to assist individuals with mental health disorders and problems related to alcohol use. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine whether clinician-administered brief alcohol interventions are effective in reducing alcohol consumption in patients who screen positive for at-risk drinking in the psychiatric emergency setting. A total of 390 PES patients were screened; 87 (schizophrenia/bipolar disorder, n… CONTINUE READING

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