Emergency psychiatry is the clinical application of psychiatry in emergency settings. Emergency psychiatry is an acute disturbance of behavior, thought or mood of a patient which if untreated may lead to harm, either to the individual or to others in the environment. Some examples of a Psychiatric Emergency include but are not limited to
· Individuals expressing Suicidal thoughts or recently having made a suicidal attempt
· Individuals expressing thoughts of harming others or recently harmed others in the presence of other signs of Mental Illness
· Severe and persistent Agitation or aggression due to mental Illness
· Severe neglect of self-care due to mental Illness
· Maintaining a posture for prolonged periods associated with not talking/expressing needs
Edelweiss publications maintaining the journal of Psychiatry OpenAccess which accepts all the original manuscripts related to Emergency psychiatry.