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What is outpatient care for anorexia treatment is it different from inpatient care

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Hazlett
54 years experience Psychiatry
Severity rules here.: The severity of anorexia is a major factor.Chronic anorexia has big medical problems; severe muscle mass loss, electrolyte abnormalities that can caus ... Read More
Dr. Barbara Srur
42 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy: The therapy needs to be with a professional who has extensive experience with the treatment of eating disorders. It may also involve the collaboratio ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Inpatient therapy: Inpatient refers to patients that have therapy while they are a patient in a hospital. Out patient refers to patients who receive therapy when discha ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Only location of Svc: Inpatient physical therapy is performed on patients admitted to the hospital, whereas outpatient therapy is performed on patients that are not admitte ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
28 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Location of service: Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Inpatient is usually in a hospital setting for those patients admitted to the hospital. Outpatient is for people that can come and go.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Issue of Severity: In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient. Inpatient care: ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple terms: These terms often arise in the context of alcoholism & substance abuse -- chronic, difficult illnesses to treat. There can be a formal intervention i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ann McKane
23 years experience pathology
Possibly, not ideal: It may involve adult protective services, or a determination that (s)he is incompetent (this can be a teporary designation). Barring these, it may be ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
30 years experience Psychiatry
Not Likely: Each state, including pa, has laws regarding involuntary treatment. An individual can only be confined if considered a danger to themselves (suicidal) ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
28 years experience Psychiatry
yes: Every state has a law that establish what situations would allow involuntary commitment in case that life is at risk. In severe anorexic patients refu ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Get treated: Anorexia nervosa is deadly. If you believe you have it, get with a specialist now. Inpatient or outpatient, the key is compliance on your part. If you ... Read More

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