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PEM Currents – Agitation in Children – Episode 1: Differentiating Organic vs Psychiatric

Most children who present to Pediatric Emergency Departments these days with metal health concerns – including agitation – have a known psychiatric problem or diagnosis. Furthermore, the connection between physical and functional symptoms is inextricably linked in many patients. Why then do we persist with the “is it medical/organic or psych” question?