Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Evaluation of The Psychiatric Consultations Required From a State Hospital Emergency Service
İbrahim Yağcı1,Yasin Taşdelen2,Yüksel Kıvrak3
1Kars Harakani Devlet Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, Kars, Türkiye
2Aydın Devlet Hastanesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği, Aydın, Türkiye
3Kafkas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Kliniği Anabilim Dalı, Kars, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.215 Introduction: Psychiatric emergencies are clinical cases in which thoughts, feelings, and behavioral disorders in individuals are threats to the patient himself or other people and require(need) urgent psychiatric help. Psychiatric emergencies are seen in chronic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, medical disorders in which psychiatric symptoms are seen, poisonings, substance use, drug side effects and after psychosocial stress disorders.

Methods: The medical records of 241 patients who requested an emergency psychiatric consultation in one year were examined.

Results: When we looked at(Looking at) the psychiatric consultations, the most frequent diagnoses were anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, maladjustment, psychotic disorder, conversion, alcoholsubstance dependence and others.

Conclusions: To our knowaldge, this was the first study to be done in the east of Turkey. In this study, in which the psychiatric consultations requested from the emergency department were examined, the findings may be useful in planning services for the psychiatric emergency. The emphasis is placed on the importance of preventive mental health policies, in which recurrent admission rates and high admission rates for chronic psychiatric illnesses are both high. Keywords : Psychiatric consultation, emergency service, psychiatric disorders