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How To Open A Mental Health Clinic
How do I get a minor with mental health issues into a residential facility for the help that is needed?
Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more
Purse: Your choice, affordability, give on regular basis. ...Read more
Several options: Psychiatrists (physicians specializing in mental disorders) are the traditional choice, but clinical psychologists, especially those with a phd or psyd degree, have extensive training as well, and are also trained to administer 'paper & pencil' tests for quantitative assessment of iq, memory, and many other factors. Any mental health professional can begin an assessment though. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Finding Help: To gain admission to a mental health facility one must first undergo an evaluation by a mental health care professional. If you are near your primary care physician, make a call. Drive yourself or have someone drive you to your nearest emergency room. If you feel that your life may be in danger dial 911. Emergency services will be summoned very quickly and they can assist in your evaluation. ...Read more
I have seen that: Done previously when all child beds at that facility and throughout the state were completely filled. In this situation the child had a one on one watch at all times and was not involved in adult therapy programs on the ward. The parents were aware that this was an unusual situation and gave authorization. It was a safety issue. ...Read more
Child's MH: A Child Psychiatrist obtains thorough history from family or caretakers, performs Mental status exam, and orders further testing such as Psychological testing, to provide provisional diagnosis. ...Read more
Coach or therapist?: Life coaching is a newer approach to helping people change. The distinction is cloudy but psychotherapy is treatment for problems that cause distress or impair you while coaching is for normal people who want to accomplish more. Therapy- medically necessary & covered by insurance. Coaching- optional & paid out of pocket. Coaching follows a sports model. I'm a therapist & I also use coaching. ...Read more
Want to be psychiatrist. For career project i need a quote from someone in mental health about how to get through school (cost, classes to take, grade?
Psychiatrist: Becoming a psychiatrist requires 4 years of college with excellent grades, being sure to cover basic sciences and liberal arts. Next is completing 4 years of medical school, and then serving a 4 year residency in psychiatry. This includes rotations in general medicine, neurology, etc. You may want to take subspecialty fellowships after this. Board certification requires passing examinations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
States vary: In whether a teen can consent for mental health. Other options include contacting your local nami (national alliance for mental illness) group nami.Org. During school year- school counselors are also a starting point. Alateen can help if there is family alcoholism http://www.Al-anon.Alateen.Org/how-will-alateen-help-me. However if the teen is suicidal, has a suicide plan, this is an emergency- go. ...Read more
Usually hospitals: admit people for psychiatric reasons if they are suicidal or homicidal, and really mean it, not just use the thoughts to vent. Another common reason is overdose secondary to mental health issues, but here the primary focus is on dealing with physical health, even if O/D was the underlying problem. Lastly, the ER is the go-to place to go when crises occur after normal office hours--for any cause ...Read more
Protected Info: Hippa is the federal agency who's job it is to protect out privacy in healthcare related issues. Hippa has published well defined rules and regulations regarding medical records. Information placed in the medical record can never be removed. One has the right to inspect their records and offer written corrections. The provider may or may not accept the changes. All this becomes part of the record. ...Read more
Ning: Locate a local chapter of the national institute of mental health. Or you can call the county's health department for a sliding fee schedule for care. ...Read more
Varies, usu not good: Questions like this can only be answered on average. Some women seem untroubled by it, or even find it empowering. However, most find it dehumanizing. And since porn lasts forever, it's always out there as potentially shameful, job- or relationship-destroying. Also, many women in porn were previously abused, & are working out their issues on screen instead of in therapy. A sad business. ...Read more
You have to be : Usually you have to be suicidal/homocidal or have problems caring for yourself to the point where you qualify for grave disability- if that happens, you are hospitalized. Professionals look for certain criteria and then decide to keep you. The decision is based on what is best for you and the long term. ...Read more
Diagnosis &Treatment: Psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in dealing with psychiatric disorders which involve any changes in mood, thought process, behavior and cognitive functions. The disorders are primarily brain dysfunctions manifest themselves with signs and symptoms like depression, insomnia, or fear and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I : I think that the phrase you are seeking is "flight or fight". It represents a situation which occurs when people are very afraid or stressed. With the surge of adrenaline, people gey very keyed up and are prepared to fight or run away. This is more of a description, not a diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have heard of these depression and mental health clinics for teens- are these actual real places?
Some larger: facilities have Child & adolescent behavioral health clinics. Some child specialists may have similar clinics. Take care. ...Read more
More resources: University hospital are teaching hospital almost every speciality available .Have more resources for special tests and referral net work and lot more resources and sometime new medication trial etc. ...Read more
Do you think there be a revival of Occupational therapy in mental health? Nowadays it seems like they function more like PT's in the clinic.
Occupational: therapy is a growing field today. Getting into a college program for it as an OT or OT Assistant is competitive. PTs have their place also but both professions are good. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Purse: Your choice, affordability, give on regular basis. ...Read more
Sliding scale: Many clinics base their fees on your income, or lack thereof. So they use what is called a sliding scale. Just give some clinics a call and find out. Hope this helps you be at peace and healthy. ...Read more
Do not know.: Suspect that may have to do with how efficiently run the particular clinic is. ...Read more
Reiki has many good effect for our body health but it is very difficult to find reiki clinic massage, how to find one?
If it works for you,: find a reiki master...along with other offerings that sound "on the fringe" on http://www.thumbtack.com/oh/columbus/reiki/. Or http://www.thereikicenter.net/cranioSacralTherapy.html. The intensity of reiki massage is painful to some. If it fits your belief system, you may feel it's beneficial. ...Read more
I have been to the health clinic nothing was wrong but I'm still bleeding and this been going on for a month in a half.
Are there any free health clinics in ca for those who don't have health insurance and don't qualify for free health care?
Yes there are.: Check this website: http://www.Needymeds.Org/free_clinics.Taf?_function=list;state=ca check this: http://www.Freemedicalsearch.Org/sta/california. ...Read more
Thank you Dr. Widman, went to clinic. RN said gallbladder issue. After painful Murphy test... I used health tap to explain to her why I came. Helpful ?
Where can I get an endoscopy and how much would it cost? I do not have health insurance. What kind of clinics provides this kind of service and how much would it cost?
You need: To see either a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon, who will perform the test. As to cost you may be able to negotiate a reduced fee or a payment plan with the doctor and the facility where it is performed. Sometime a county hospital system if available may be able to help defray the cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Please do not be one who thinks so. ...Read more
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