Psychiatric disorders associated with burn injury

J. F.Aili Low, Walter Meyer, Mimmie Willebrand, Christopher Thomas

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Abstract

Psychiatric problems frequently occur during burn treatment and can complicate recovery. In addition, preexisting psychiatric disorders are often present and sometimes will have contributed to the burn injury. Pain, itching, and stress during burn recovery can complicate treatment and recovery. It is therefore essential that members of the burn treatment team recognize, assess, and treat psychiatric problems in patients with burn injury. More severe psychiatric disorders in patients may result from the injury and treatment, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. It is useful to have mental health professionals as part of the treatment team. Quick detection and treatment of psychiatric problems contribute to overall recovery and reduce complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTotal Burn Care
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages700-711
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323497428
ISBN (Print)9780323476614
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2017

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Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • PTSD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Low, J. F. A., Meyer, W., Willebrand, M., & Thomas, C. (2017). Psychiatric disorders associated with burn injury. In Total Burn Care: Fifth Edition (pp. 700-711). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-47661-4.00066-6