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What can I do to force someone with mental health issues into treatment?

What can I do to force someone with mental health issues into treatment?

Commitment: Commitment is a possibility in all states, but the procedures vary. Also in general, the person has to be a danger to self or others. It's best to work directly with the person and his/her physician if you can, because this gives the best chance of success over time. In many states there is outpatient commitment as well as inpatient, but there is a different process for that. ...Read more

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How can I help my fiancee get mental health treatment without making it seem forced? He needs help bad...

How can I help my fiancee get mental health treatment without making it seem forced? He needs help bad...

Eye to eye: It can help, when discussing it, to find things you mutually agree on that might benefit from consultation. Then approaching it curiously together, and perhaps offering to go with him, may be helpful. Also, there are some good websites that can help dispel certain myths about mental health treatment if that is applicable. Nami is good organization run by patients/"consumers" that provides info. ...Read more

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My child is almost 16, so can a psychiatrist force her into treatment of to take medicine?

My child is almost 16, so can a psychiatrist force her into treatment of to take medicine?

Probably not: After age 14, at least in ca, adolescents have rights to accept or reject psychiatric care, except under specific circumstances. Realistically, it's quite tough for anyone to "force" a 16 yo to do anything--and not necessarily a good idea even if posible. May be best to start by meeting with a therapist as parent(s) to work on an approach that pushes her toward seeking therapy or help you cope. ...Read more

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Could an adult be forced to seek inpatient treatment for anorexia?

Could an adult be forced to seek inpatient treatment for anorexia?

Possibly, not ideal: It may involve adult protective services, or a determination that (s)he is incompetent (this can be a teporary designation). Barring these, it may be very difficult to force treatment, and even then, if the patient isn't interested in treatment, it may well fail. Arguing the individual is a clear and present danger to him/herself may work in some places. It is best to convince cooperation — or. ...Read more

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Can my dr force me into inpatient treatment for anorexia?

Can my dr force me into inpatient treatment for anorexia?

Not Likely: Each state, including pa, has laws regarding involuntary treatment. An individual can only be confined if considered a danger to themselves (suicidal), danger to others (homicidal) or gravely disabled. Although anorexia is a very serious illness with a high mortality rate, the diagnosis itself does not warrant involuntary treatment. It is important to follow md recommendations. Get help. ...Read more

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Can an adult be forced to seek inpatient treatment for anorexia?

Can an adult be forced to seek inpatient treatment for anorexia?

yes: Every state has a law that establish what situations would allow involuntary commitment in case that life is at risk. In severe anorexic patients refusing treatment that s the case; psychiatrists are able -and mandated by law- to document such situations and have the authorities intervene. Seek help; ask your dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can the hospital force your love to a nurseing home if they mess her up and they don't have the treatment for her she have a trac and kidney done fail so she dialysis

Can the hospital force your love to a nurseing home if they mess her up
and they don't have the treatment for her she have a trac and kidney done fail so she dialysis

Hello. : Hello. You stated that the hospital does not provide the type of treatment that your loved one needs, so they may not have a choice. If they occupy a bed for someone who they can't realistically treat, if could prevent another patient from getting care. You indicated that your loved one's health problems were caused by the hospital. Avvo. Com also has a legal site to get free input from attorney's you may wish to consult that site. ...Read more

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What are labouring woman's legal rights to refuse treatment she isn't convinced of? Do maternal rights trump fetal rights? Can doctor force treatment?

What are labouring woman's legal rights to refuse treatment she isn't convinced of? Do maternal rights trump fetal rights? Can doctor force treatment?

Total control: Women in labor might not be in the best physical/mental condition to make intelligent choices. But legally they have the final say in what could be done after their doctor explains the possible choices. This would include the risks of making the wrong choice. ...Read more

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Does a cancer patient have the right to refuse treatment without fearing forced treatment?

Does a cancer patient have the right to refuse treatment without fearing forced treatment?

Yes.: After being educated about all the options, a patient always has the final say in their treatment. This can get a little more complicated for minors or those incompetent to provide consent. If someone you know is being "forced" into a treatment, you might consider seeking a second opinion. ...Read more

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I find it difficult to stool because the feaces is hard and blood do come out after forced defecation. What could cause this and the treatment. Thanks?

I find it difficult to stool because the feaces is hard and blood do come out after forced defecation. What could cause this and the treatment. Thanks?

Plugged Plumbing: Constipation helpers: eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies, oatmeal, psyllium, ground flaxseed, metamucil. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take over the counter docusate, bisacodyl, or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (take more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when you're really plugged up, less when you're loose-y goose-y). Get moving 60 minutes every day. Talk with your doc: the blood may be hemorrhoids or something more concerning. ...Read more

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What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

What is proactive treatment for Chronic Pancreatitis? Non Alcohol related/ blunt force trauma is the cause. ER visits are unpleasant and judgmental.

Pancreatitis: Can be tough to deal with. I agree the ER is a very busy and not always pleasant place. There are many strategies but pancreatitis can be tough to deal with. Only use your pain medication when necessary as you build tolerance to it. Try eating small meals that are low in fat. Enzyme supplementation also helps. Lastly, nerve blocks, surgery and duct decompression are possible options. ...Read more

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Hi doc my penis nerves are weak and they are visible I use to masturbating with force of water in my childhood What is the treatment?

Hi doc my penis nerves are weak and they are visible I use to masturbating with force of water in my childhood What is the treatment?

See doctor: Masturbation did not cause the current condition. You cannot see the nerves. In short, it is not a do it yourself issue, consult a urologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have muscle spams in my jaw that forces my mouth shut. What can I do to relieve this besides going to the ER for treatment?

I have muscle spams in my jaw that forces my mouth shut. What can I do to relieve this besides going to the ER for treatment?

Trismus.: Prevention is the best treatment, but once spasms start, unfortunately, your options are limited. See https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/trismus for some exercises to do when you're feeling well. Hot water bottles or heating pads can help, but that depends on the CAUSE of trismus (ie, a diagnosis) which you haven't given. Muscle prob? Nerve? Cancer? Use HealthTap Prime to discuss. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of vomiting on my own without therapy? Should I force myself to puke? What do I do? Vomiting isn't too bad right?

How can I get over my fear of vomiting on my own without therapy? Should I force myself to puke? What do I do? Vomiting isn't too bad right?

Rule out medical: Conditions by seeing your doc first. Then consider stress management. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. You MAY have developed a phobia about vomiting. You are now fearful of over-using a bodily process that is only necessary when we have toxins that need to be expelled. ...Read more

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Can you force child play therapy on a family member or must a parent?

Can you force child play therapy on a family member or must a parent?

Play therapy: To clarify: child play therapy is a way for children to express their experiences, feelings through a natural self guided, self healing process. Play therapy enables communication/assistance to overcome psychosocial challenges. No one can every "force" a child to do something without backlash. Forming a strong alliance (parent/md) and engaging your child will be the key to moving toward any goal. ...Read more

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If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?

If you applied enough traction force in spinal decompression therapy to a healthy, overly hydrated disc, can it tear apart w/ repeated traction?

No: Traction therapy only gently release pressure in the spine, let the herniated disc to return to its position. It will not cause tear of the disc. ...Read more

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I'm in pain and I don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

I'm in pain and I don't know what I should do for the best treatment?

Depends: Pain can be for many, many reasons. Start with seeing your primary care and they will help you decide if you need to see a specialist. Rheumatologists, neurologists, orthopedists and interventional pain doctors are just some specialties that could help you with your pain. ...Read more

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Will I die without treatment. It's been t years and I can hardly function anymore?

Please share more: Info. It sounds like you are in a tough place. However, we don't know which condition you are referring to. Please consider submitting again with clarification. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the dangers if any for i.F. C treatment? Who should or shouldn't have it done?

What are the dangers if any for i.F. C treatment?  Who should or shouldn't have it done?

Contraindications: Ifc should be avoided on individuals with pacemakers & near the low back or abdomen of pregnant women. This modality should be avoided where there is any possible risk of tumor metastasis. Arterial ds & DVT may have increased risk of emboli; current may increase infected areas; large open wounds may concentrate the current & distort the if field; ifc may worsen skin conditions in treated area. ...Read more

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I've had eec but I don't think I improved much. What other treatment options are available?

I've had eec but I don't think I improved much. What other treatment options are available?

R u on max meds?: If you are on a maximal medical program such as nitrates, beta blockers and anti platelets and your already on the newer agent Ranexa (ranolazine) then eecp is a nice option. If no other revascularization options are available such as angioplasty or bypass then(if a candidate qualifies) then transplant may be an option for refractory angina. ...Read more

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Will problem go away on its own without any treatment I don't have medical insurance right now but will soon thanks

Will problem go away on its own without any treatment I don't have medical insurance right now but will soon thanks

Depends on problem: Unfortunately medical care can be expensive. There are resources out there available if you need to be seen. If it is an emergency, you must go to the nearest emergency room — they have to take care of you. If not emergency, consider a free clinic or the health department. http://nafcclinics.org/clinics/search. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

Increased infections: If your are taking ivig, stopping it may increase the frequency and severity of infections. However, people with mild cvid and good antibody production may do fine the life-style changes (good rest and nutrition) only. Be sure to get a flu shot. ...Read more

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S.G.P. T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P. T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more

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My son 10months he don't get sleep at nights suggest treatment?

My son 10months he don't get sleep at nights suggest treatment?

Training Not Treat: You mean leaving him alone when he is awake? Not picking him up? Waking him up when sleeping too long in the daytime? Not interacting with him during the nighttime when he should be asleep? ...Read more