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Rage Attack and Racial Slurs

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Abstract

This chapter presents a case study of a patient who arrives at the emergency department demanding more medication and then yells racial slurs at the physicians assigned to her care. The case includes a discussion of what precipitated the rage attack and appropriate interventions.

Keywords

Rage attack Racial slurs Tourette syndrome Anxiety Major depressive disorder Agitation Derogatory language 

References

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    American Psychiatric Association. Section II, Tic disorders. In: Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. 5th ed. Washington, DC: APA; 2013. p. 81–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Cath DC, Ludolph AG. Chapter 4, Other psychiatric comorbidities in Tourette syndrome. In: Tourette syndrome. New York: Oxford University Press; 2013. p. 74–106.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Clinical PsychologyMontclair State UniversityMontclairUSA

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