Year: 2002 Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, v.25, no.1, (March 2002), p.129-147 SIEC No: 20020794

Although many burns result from accidents, most result from preventable causes associated with psychiatric disorders, which include mood disorders, psychoses, cognitive disorders, & substance-use disorders. Many clinical syndromes, such as delirium, ASD, acute psychosis, suicidality, & pain need to be addressed by the consulting psychiatrist to facilitate surgical treatment of the burn injury. Other psychiatric disorders, such as PTSD, major depression, & adjustment disorder, need to be treated to expedite long-term adjustment. (94 refs)