Patient A has been brought to the emergency room (ER) exhibiting extremely agitated and manic behavior. WHAT WOULD THE TREATMENT DRUG BE?
- 2 weeks ago
More history required and a physical exam. Labs if able to draw blood.
If patient is combative and a danger to themselves or my staff, may do Haldol, Valium and Benadryl
- WLv 43 weeks ago
I'd say 'Here, Donald, smoke this doobie.'
- KLBLv 64 weeks ago
drugs are not an immediate measure taken by MDs.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Without knowing the cause of the behavior there would be no reason to select one drug over another.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
There are lots of disorders that can cause apparent "manic" behavior" (some of them aren't even psychiatric disorders to begin with- for example increased hemoglobin can cause such a state, as can DT). and the definitive treatment is different for each of them. Thus, the best course is to avoid drugs until placing other signs and symptoms into the equation.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
Of life were that simple, doctors would be paid minimumwage
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
this is not a medical site, any medical answer you get could be only a guess by uneducated responders, and by trolls.