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A 42-year-old member asked:

could these physical and psychiatric problems be symptoms of a disease?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Symptoms: Depends on which symptoms you are referring to.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Psychiatry: Sometimes for example low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What to do if you suspect you or a loved one may have a psychiatric disorder

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
See primary care: Please see your primary care physician for a general physical. Reversible causes of a mood disorder should be ruled out before seeing a psychiatrist. This can be done with a simple blood test.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What happens if one needs to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital, but they can't pay?

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Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth answered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Safety first: If someone has a serious psychiatric illness and needs inpatient care, they should be admiited and payment can be addressed later. A hospital can not legally deny admission based on inability to pay. Once admiited, the person could talk to a hospital social worker or financial specialist about payment options. Often, hospitals will write off indigent care or the state may absorb the costs.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when a suicidal person get admitted involuntarily into the psychiatric ward?

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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry 36 years experience
They live: Someone is admitted involuntarily when a mental health professional or law enforcement official decides the are in imminent danger of killing themselves. Each state has slightly different laws, but this usually means an observation period of 72 hours. During this time medication can only be used if the patient is in immediate risk without patient consent.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why am I thinking about this now? Instead of sooner? Is there a psychiatric condition making me do this?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Thinking: Depends on what you're thinking of !.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Which hospitals in Durban are legally allowed to keep and treat psychiatric patients against their will until they're better?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ask Benefits Person: The person in charge of insurance benefits at the insurance company may know which hospitals have Psychiatry Units. Otherwise, look online for Psychiatric Hospitals, and call each one. You have posted on HealthTap's free, public, informational forum for health questions. People post questions from all over the world. We volunteer doctors on HealthTap do not know about each user's local hospitals.

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