Crisis intervention in psychiatric emergencies

Effectiveness and limitations

C. Bressi, E. Colombo, M. T. Coppola, C. Cattaneo, F. Cova, G. Guggeri, A. D. Linciano, S. Caparrelli, G. Invernizzi

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Abstract

The Emergency Unit has developed a type of Crisis Intervention (C.I.), carried out by a team of researchers, psychiatrists and psychologists, for patients undergoing an acute psychological crisis who come to our Psychiatric First Aid Department. The aim of the intervention is to re-establish an emotional and relational balance, restoring to the patient the meaning of his difficulties by resolving the crisis situation, while fostering a maturational process in the patient. In addition to a clinical assessment, patients are subjected to a battery of tests. When necessary, they are also treated with psychotropic drugs. Follow-up is carried out at one, three, six, twelve and twenty-four months from the end of the therapy. From the preliminary data, it emerges that an important transformational component is obtained by means of a Crisis Intervention. This may be seen as a restructuring and refinement of the defence mechanisms habitually adopted by the subject in the majority of situations he considers difficult and a source of distress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalNew Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry
Volume15
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Keywords

  • Crisis intervention
  • Emergency psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Bressi, C., Colombo, E., Coppola, M. T., Cattaneo, C., Cova, F., Guggeri, G., ... Invernizzi, G. (1999). Crisis intervention in psychiatric emergencies: Effectiveness and limitations. New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry, 15(2-3), 163-167.

Crisis intervention in psychiatric emergencies : Effectiveness and limitations. / Bressi, C.; Colombo, E.; Coppola, M. T.; Cattaneo, C.; Cova, F.; Guggeri, G.; Linciano, A. D.; Caparrelli, S.; Invernizzi, G.

In: New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry, Vol. 15, No. 2-3, 1999, p. 163-167.

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Bressi, C, Colombo, E, Coppola, MT, Cattaneo, C, Cova, F, Guggeri, G, Linciano, AD, Caparrelli, S & Invernizzi, G 1999, 'Crisis intervention in psychiatric emergencies: Effectiveness and limitations', New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 15, no. 2-3, pp. 163-167.
Bressi, C. ; Colombo, E. ; Coppola, M. T. ; Cattaneo, C. ; Cova, F. ; Guggeri, G. ; Linciano, A. D. ; Caparrelli, S. ; Invernizzi, G. / Crisis intervention in psychiatric emergencies : Effectiveness and limitations. In: New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry. 1999 ; Vol. 15, No. 2-3. pp. 163-167.
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