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Chapter 28: Chapter 28: Psychological Emergencies Psychological Emergencies and Disasters and Disasters 1
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Psychological Emergency Situation where a person exhibits  abnormal, unacceptable behavior due to  psychological (mental illness) or physical  causes (low blood sugar) 2
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Symptoms One or more of the following signs and symptoms listed  below may indicate a psychological emergency: Anger Behavioral deviance Confusion Anxiety Fear Mania Depression Withdrawal Loss of contact with reality 3
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Goals of Care Help the person function normally as soon as  possible Minimize the psychological disability Decrease the intensity of the victim’s emotional  reaction until professional help is available Prevent them from hurting themselves or others 4
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Guidelines Identify yourself Express your desire to help Use understandable language Maintain eye contact
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