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A 19-year-old female asked:

help! my 64' 96lb sister was just hospitalized. she has anorexia, depression, anxiety, ocd, self harms, and suicidal ideation. when will she get out?

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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Let her stay : eating disorder of severe kind that your sister has needs very tedious and specialized treatment in a controlled environment. It takes time sometimes several weeks admissions and more than one admission. Don't be in a rush to get her out.
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Good Question : Hospitalization is needed when there are safety concerns. Your sister's doctor and treatment team at the hospital will evaluate her on a continuous basis and then decide when she will be safe for discharge. Lengths of stay vary and are on an individual basis. Once she is safe for discharge, she will need close monitoring in the outpatient setting. Your sister needs your love and support.

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