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What mental illnesses qualify for long-term care in a psychiatric hospital?

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Mental illness: Chronic schizophrenia and other chronic mood disorders are few

Answered 3/26/2013

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None in particular: Long- term care in psychiatric facility is determined by a variety of factors. These include a patient's mental status, severity of illness, social support systems, safety/ dangerousness to self and others and other patient- related factors. It is not based on illness per se.

Answered 8/13/2012

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