A member asked:

My friend has been admitted to a mental health ward in a hospital voluntarily. what is the process. what will happen to her?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

A comprehensive: Medical and mental history will be obtained. A physical examination is usually peformed and it is likely that laboratory tests will be done. If the person is suicidal or homicidal- they will likely be maintained on a watch. Many wards offer individual and group therapy as well as options like occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy and psychotropic medication managment.

Answered 11/28/2017



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