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A Psychiatric Emergency Service and Some Treatment Concepts
WARREN B. MILLER
Am J Psychiatry 1968;124:924-933.
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Federal Correctional Institution, Tallahassee, Fla.

1967-68, American Psychiatric Association

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The author describes the operations of a psychiatric emergency service in a university hospital during a six-month period. He discusses the importance of the social environment in both the development and the therapeutic resolution of a psychiatric emergency. Five cases are discussed which exemplify the work that the emergency psychiatrist can do with the patient and his ecological group during the emergency stage of contact.

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