Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention Hardcover Book
Cause of Death and Prevention
Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and PreventionAuthor: DiMaio, Theresa G.,DiMaio, Vincent J. M., M.D.Publisher: Taylor & Francis LtdCategory: Abnormal Psychology, Political Control & Freedoms, Pathology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Biology, Life SciencesBook Format: Hardcover
During a routine investigation, a suspect turns hostile. The officers on the scene spring into action and get the suspect under control by handcuffing him. Though the suspect has been successfully subdued -- he dies shortly thereafter! A psychiatric patient suddenly becomes violent. The hospital staff struggles to control the patient with four point restraint. While order has been restored and the patient has been restrained -- she dies soon afterward! Criminal and civil cases often cite positional asphyxia as the cause of death in such instances, blaming the rough treatment individuals may have received during restraint. The authors of Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention, however, propose a different explanation. In this groundbreaking book, they cite the reason being a condition called Excited Delirium Syndrome, in which the normal physiological changes produced by violent activity culminate in sudden cardiac death, often in conjunction with the effects of a drug. After introducing the topic, the book recounts the condition's history and examines traditional explanations as to why such deaths occur, and then counter as to why they are not justifiable. In addition, it illustrates the effects that stressors, legal medication, and drugs of abuse have on the cardiovascular system. The effects of underlying disease, including endogenous mental disease are also discussed. In addition, the book details prevention, assesses the role of first responders, investigators, and mental health professionals, and describes high-risk individuals. These topics, along with the many actual case studies that provide further insight, make Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention an essential resource for anyone treating or interacting with those that may have this disorder.
Table Of ContentsINTRODUCTION TO DEATH DUE TO EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME References HISTORY OF EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME Bell's Mania Current Cases Psychopharmacology and the Disappearance of the Chronic Form of Excited Delirium Acute Excited Delirium References TRADITIONAL EXPLANATIONS FOR DEATH DUE TO EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME Medical Examiner Positional/Restraint Asphyxia Neck Holds Vasovagal Reactions (Reflex Cardiac Death) Oleresin Capsicum Tasers Explaining Excited Delirium Syndrome References PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO STRESS The Sympathetic Nervous System Physiological Effects of Strenuous/Violent Physical Activity References EFFECTS OF DRUGS ON THE HEART, BRAIN, AND SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM Cardiac Injury Due to Chronic Elevation of Blood Catecholamine Levels Psychotropic Drugs and Sudden Death Miscellaneous Drugs References Additional References SYNTHESIS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO STRESS, NATURAL DISEASE, DRUGS OF ABUSE, AND MEDICATIONS IN CASES OF EXCITED DELIRIUM References MEDICO-LEGAL INVESTIGATION OF DEATHS DUE TO EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME The Investigation The Autopsy Toxicology Certification of Death References CASES OF EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME Excited Delirium Syndrome Associated with Mental Illness and Natural Disease Excited Delirium Syndrome Associated with Mental Retardation and Obesity Excited Delirium Syndrome Associated with Mental Illness and Therapeutic Medications Excited Delirium Syndrome Associated with Use of Cocaine Excited Delirium Syndrome in Association with Methamphetamine Excited Delirium Syndrome in Association with Other Drugs PREVENTION OF EXCITED DELIRIUM SYNDROME: THE POLICE AND FIRST RESPONDERS Introduction The Problem Law Enforcement Prevention Emergency Responders Police and EMS at the Scene Emergency Rooms References SUDDEN DEATH OF THE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT IN MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES Introduction Identifying Patients Susceptible to Excited Delirium Syndrome Preventing Sudden Death from Excited Delirium Syndrome Overview of Preventive Measures Conclusion References INDEX
|Brand||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Artist / Author||DiMaio, Theresa G., DiMaio, Vincent J. M., M.D.|