The argument for disparity in the care of the psychiatric patient in the emergency department has been made, but the solution is elusive. It is uncertain whether the reason for the disparity is a dislike of or lack of interest in this patient population, a lack of education, or a lack of research and evidence-based evaluation and treatment. Studies have demonstrated that many emergency department treatment staff have negative feelings about the care of these patients, and this may be due largely to a lack of psychiatric education and training. One study (L.V. Downey et al., unpublished 2013 manuscript) has found that there is a lack of research and publications in the area of behavioral emergencies, both in the emergency medicine literature and, to a lesser extent, in the psychiatric literature. Reports have also demonstrated a deficiency in funding, by both governmental and private sources, of research in the area of psychiatric emergencies. There is a lack of training and education on behavioral emergencies. Few residency programs have a rotation in emergency psychiatry, and little attention is given to this patient population at national conferences. There are joint fellowships in emergency medicine with areas such as critical care and pediatric emergency medicine, but no joint training with psychiatry in psychiatric emergencies. Only good research, proper education, and extensive experience can provide this sense of comfort with sending home patients with chronic suicidal ideation, writing prescriptions for psychotropic agents, or directing patients to alternative care, such as residential crisis units, instead of inpatient care.