Year: 2004 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.39, (2004), p.146-153 SIEC No: 20041101

The aim of this study was to provide a clinical & epidemiological profile of patients consulting the psychiatric emergency team of a Belgium emergency service. Results showed that male patients presented more with hostility or violence towards others & substance abuse, whereas female patients presented more with suicidality & depressed mood. Implications for effective psychiatric emergency team action are discussed. (55 refs)