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Presentation of Depression in an Emergency Setting

  • Ronnie Fuchs
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

Depression affects approximately 20% of the population. Because of the associated risk of suicide, repetitive self-destructive acts, chronic self-neglect, and severe mood disturbance, depression accounts for a large proportion of emergency visits.

Keywords

Suicidal Ideation Major Depressive Disorder Antidepressant Medication Borderline Personality Disorder Depressive Syndrome 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronnie Fuchs
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Beth Israel HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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