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A 19-year-old female asked about a female:

What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? anorexia, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation.

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp.

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Last updated Nov 19, 2015

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