When you need urgent psychiatric help?
Emergency psychiatric care is provided to patients with acute mental illness, including those with acute exacerbation of schizophrenia, epilepsy, acute psychosis (including senile and alcohol), depressive States.
Signs of acute mental disorder can be delusions, hallucinations, inappropriate behavior, strong motor and speech excitation, disorientation in time and space, rage and aggression, attempts to hide from invisible pursuers.
You should call a specialized team, if the patient is confused, does not recognize loved ones and understand what is happening, immersed in a stupor, or helpless, unable to serve himself due to mental disorder.
Emergency psychiatric care is essential for people who have committed suicide attempt or threatening suicide. However, you should first ensure that the physical condition of the suicide is not serious. Otherwise, you must call a normal ambulance. After the patient is hospitalized, and the threat of life resolved, the psychiatrist will consult him in the hospital.
If the behavior of the patient poses no danger to himself or others, he is able to Orient in reality, you can try to persuade him to go to the doctor or to call on the house of the district psychiatrist. Indications for emergency calling in this case.
Emergency psychiatric care is also not required if the patient is in a state of extreme intoxication (alcohol or drugs), but not observed symptoms of psychosis, and if severe abstinence syndrome ("hangover" alcoholics or "withdrawal" from the drug).
What to do if a close person needs help of a psychiatrist?
When you call emergency psychiatric care describe the patient's behavior, be sure to tell whether it is in a condition of narcotic or alcoholic intoxication, how aggressive, whether this is the first case of this disorder or the disorders of such kind was observed in the patient earlier. The Manager will tell you how to act before the arrival of specialized teams.
If phone emergency psychiatric care can not find, call a normal ambulance or rescue service, they will redirect the call to the right people.
Do not leave the patient alone, and if you stay in the same room with him is dangerous, try to isolate him and call the police. Do not attempt to immobilize the excited patient, if you are not confident in their own abilities.
If the patient is aggressive, quietly remove the objects with which he could harm himself or others. Located in the apartment of children and Pets send to relatives or neighbors.