Complex and poorly understood pathophysiology
Psychosis characterized by:
Impaired reality testing
Poor impulse control
Focal and diffuse CNS impairment may result in derangements of:
Ensure safety of patient, bystanders, and medical personnel.
Monitor vital signs, check finger stick.
Check O2 saturation and serum glu...
If primarily medical etiology, admission to medical service, criteria dictated by specific medical condition
If primarily psychiatric etiology (e.g., schizophreni...
Patients with psychosis may not be able to explain their symptoms in a typical way. Get collateral and maintain a high degree of suspicion.
Important to rule out organic causes prio...
Baldwin P, Browne D, Scully PJ, et al. Epidemiology of first-episode psychosis: Illustrating the challenges across diagnostic boundaries through the Cavan-Monaghan study at 8 yea...
292.9 Unspecified drug-induced mental disorder
298.9 Unspecified psychosis
297.9 Unspecified paranoid state
781.99 Other symptoms involving nervous and musculoskeletal syste...
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