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The management of delirious mania in an intensive care unit: a reason for admission, one potential complication and a proposed solution

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A patient with delirious mania was treated with high dose intramuscular antipsychotics and anticholinergics resulting in severe Ogilvie syndrome, admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), and initial management with dexmedetomidine. Eventually, she was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy within ICU.
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Keywords: CATATONIA; CRITICAL CARE; DELIRIOUS MANIA; DEXMEDETOMIDINE; ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY; OGILVIE SYNDROME

Document Type: Case Report

Publication date: April 1, 2016

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  • Published twice a year, the Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care is devoted to issues affecting the care and treatment of people with mental disorders who manifest severely disturbed functioning. The journal is international and multidisciplinary. It provides stimulating papers and articles of interest to those who work in or study psychiatric intensive care, low secure services, acute inpatient wards, challenging behaviour environments, emergency psychiatry, or intensive treatments settings in other parts of the wider mental health system. The Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care encourages informed debate and exchange of opinion. Its content includes editorials, original research, brief reports, reviews, conference reports, news and notices, but preference is given to original research of a high scientific quality.
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