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* A 21-year-old man
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  malak - 11/24/06 15:10
 
  A 21-year-old man with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type manic, is awaiting involuntary transfer to an inpatient unit from an emergency room. He was given risperidone 2 hours ago and was somewhat calmer until the last several minutes. He is now increasingly agitated and confrontative, demanding immediate transfer from the noise of the emergency room. He says that he refuses to take another dose of medication. Which of the following is the most appropriate next action?

A: Rescind his involuntary detention and allow him to leave
B: Place him in restraints
C: Insist that he accept another dose of risperidone or give intramuscular (IM) antipsychotic medication
D: Try to reassure him and calm him down
E: Call security to arrest him
 
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* Re:A 21-year-old man
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  pth - 11/24/06 15:23
 
  D: Try to reassure him and calm him down
 
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