Introduction: Methods, Commentary, and Summary

@article{Allen2004IntroductionMC,
  title={Introduction: Methods, Commentary, and Summary},
  author={Michael H. Allen and Glenn Currier and Daniel Carpenter and Ruth Ross and John P Docherty},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={5-25}
}
Objectives. Due to inherent dangers and barriers to research in emergency settings, few data are available to guide clinicians about how best to manage behavioral emergencies. Key constructs such as agitation are poorly defined. This lack of empirical data led us to undertake a survey of expert opinion, results of which were published in the 2001 Expert Consensus Guidelines on the Treatment of Behavioral Emergencies. Several second-generation (atypical) antipsychotics (SGAs) are now available… 
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