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URGENCY AND EMERGENCY IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: ANALYSYS OF CASES’ REPORT ATTENDING A CHILD AND ADOLESCENT NEUROPSYCHIATRIC SERVICE

PDF: psiquiatria-65b/04-GATTA-ET-AL.pdf | Revista: 65-2 | Año: 2018

URGENCE ET URGENCE DANS LA PSYCHOPATHOLOGIE DU DEVELOPPEMENT: ANALYSE DU RAPPORT DES CAS CONTESANT UN SERVICE NEUROPSYCHIATRIQUE DES ENFANTS ET DES ADOLESCENTS

Michela Gatta
Children Psychiatrist University and Hospital of Padua – Woman and Child Health Department Padua – ULSS 6 Euganea Childhood Adolescence Family Unit, Padua (ITALY).

Giulia Ghiani
Psychology Student ULSS 6 Euganea Childhood Adolescence Family Unit – University of Padua, Padua (ITALY)

Emilia Ferruzza
Psychologist University of Padua – Developmental and Socialisation Psychology Department Padua (ITALY)

Lara Del Col
Professional Educator ULSS 6 Euganea Childhood Adolescence Family Unit, Padua (ITALY)

Silvia Zanato
Child Psychiatrist University and Hospital of Padua – Woman and Child Health Department Padua (ITALY)

Communication presented at the 8th European Congress on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and XXX Congress of SEPYPNA, which under the title «Psychological development, psychopathology and human relations today: interaction between the biological and the social aspects» took place in Bilbao on April 26, 27 and 28, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Psychiatric emergencies have steadily increased in recent years, but they are still poorly defined and studied, especially in developmental age and outside the Emergency Department context.
This retrospective cross-sectional study aims to analyse characteristics of a clinical sample under the light of psychiatric urgency and emergency concepts.
Both the “urgency” and “emergency” concepts and the Rosenn & Gail’s severity classification were applied to 399 first inspection forms to describe different conditions at the arrival.
About half of the cases corresponded to urgency/ emergency conditions, with a male gender prevalence and an average age of 10 y. Emergency was associated to Behavioural Disorders mainly, while urgency conditions were associated to Somatic sphere Disorders, Self- injured Behaviours, Anxious -Affective Disorders.
This research, operating a differentiation between urgency and emergency, allows a clearer identification and a tailored therapeutic plan about cases that are similar on a symptomatic side but different by a psychopathological perspective.
Keywords: Urgency, Emergency, Rosenn and Gail’s classification, Psychiatric Disorders, Children, Adolescents.

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