Pharmacological Control of Acute Agitation

@article{Zimbroff2008PharmacologicalCO,
  title={Pharmacological Control of Acute Agitation},
  author={Dan L. Zimbroff},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={199-212}
}
Acute agitation in the psychiatric emergency setting is a common presentation, which can endanger the patient, caregivers and professional staff. Rapid and effective treatment, followed by ongoing evaluation and maintenance treatment where appropriate, is key to circumvent negative outcomes. Nonpharmacological measures are the first step in treating the acutely agitated patient, and include verbal intervention and physical restraint. Pharmacological treatment is often required to ensure the… 
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