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Emotional recovery time after being?In intensive care unit 2 weeks?

Emotional recovery time after being?In intensive care unit 2 weeks?

Variable: It has been recently recognized that survivors of critical illness often have physical and emotional recovery issues after ICU stay. Post-traumatic stress, memory loss, and weakness are common and can take weeks to months to improve. It is worth discussing these issues when you follow up with your provider. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

Chronic alcoholism recovery undone by severe anxiety?

Professional help: Having other comorbid conditions such as anxiety can cause relapse if not properly addressed. I would encourge professional help from someone who knows about anxiety and addictions. Some medications used for anxiety could be addictive as well. Add couseling or learn about mindful meditation. This can help with coming to terms with your anxiety, improve it and accept it without it causing distress. ...Read more

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Do patients in intensive care recover?

Do patients in intensive care recover?

Depends why in ICU: It all depends on why they are in the intensive care unit. Most patients do recover, but certainly there are very ill patients that do not recover after being in the icu. There are also those that have conditions that would not lead to a good quality of life. Those patients do not recover. But overall, the majority of ICU patients recover. ...Read more

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Wheelchair bound, severed tendon.MS, seizures, asthma, hypopituitary. Surgery in or outpatient?

Wheelchair bound, severed tendon.MS, seizures, asthma, hypopituitary. Surgery in or outpatient?

Inpt / outpt surgery: Many surgeries these days are done for "outpatients" - people come from home, and go home the same day. There are exceptions. Normally inpt surgery is reserved for cases where special care is needed, complications are likely and monitoring is needed, or when complications occur unexpectedly. What kind of surgery is it? ...Read more

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What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

What happens at partial mental hospitalization?

This is intensive: Psychiatric treatment program which may be daily and last for much of each day. The participant is able to return home at the end of each day. ...Read more

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What's inpatient hospital depression treatment like?

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What's inpatient hospital depression treatment like?

Keep safe: First priority is to prevent self-harm. Second is to figure out cause of depression and start treatment. Encouragement to stay socially active and participate in group activities means there will be less opportunity to isolate and ruminate. Behavioral observations are helpful to figure out impact of depression on daily living. Initiation of treatment can resolve the most pressing symptoms. ...Read more

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Agitated, agressive, violent, after getting home from hospital with severe chf, gout, atrial fibulation, 2 heart attakced and 2 strokes is this normal?

Agitated, agressive, violent, after getting home from hospital with severe chf, gout, atrial fibulation, 2 heart attakced and 2 strokes is this normal?

Problem: You could be reacting to the stroke effects which could change your emotions and cognition, but your medication may be affecting you also. This needs rapid evaluation, and treatment can turn around. There is high potential for control. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Who can admitt me to inpatient mental hospital for acting out?

Who can admitt me to inpatient mental hospital for acting out?

Depends: If you are a minor your parents. If you are an adult over 18 you can voluntarily admit yourself. If you are behaving in a manner that you are a danger to yourself or others you can be involuntarily admitted for 72 hours by family, physicians, police, counselor. ...Read more

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Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?

Is bipolar patients relapse cause severe symptoms and loss of contact with reality and suicidal ideation requiring hospital treatment?

I think so: If i understand your question correctly, a person with bipolar disorder may, especially in severe cases, relapse to the point of losing touch with reality. Sadly, sometimes the person may become suicidal requiring hospitalization for safety purposes. Some factors which increase one's chances for relapse are non-adherence to the medication and substance abuse. ...Read more

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How long after?Surviving a?Cardiac arrest?Can ?A patient be discharged?

How long after?Surviving a?Cardiac arrest?Can ?A patient be discharged?

When they are well: Depending on other factors, it can be from 4-5 days to months or never. Most patients who have a non cardiac cause for their arrest do not go home from the hospital. ...Read more

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Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Complex reasons: ARDS is a condition where the lining of the air sacs in the lung become leaky and allow fluid to flow into the air sacs and making it difficult for the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The cause can be direct injury such as a pneumonia or inhaling a substance that damages the lung or, as is the likely case with you family member, that there is whole body inflammation (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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Will doctors induce coma for stroke victim?

Will doctors induce coma for stroke victim?

Usually not: There have been studies of barbiturate induced coma and hypothermia in many stroke patients. Outcomes have been mixed or disappointing, and still the best approach is acute t-pa, given in the emergency dept. ...Read more

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What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

What is the criteria to be admitted into a  pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

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. ...Read more

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Does suicidal ideation require hospitalization?

Does suicidal ideation require hospitalization?

DEPENDS: It really depends on a lot of factors. So not everyone that says that they are having suicidal thoughts will automatically get hospitalized. There are thoughts and then there is a distinct plan with the means to carry it out. If there is a plan or an inability to feel safe with oneself then the person should be hospitalized. Speak to your doctor and get help. Be safe! ...Read more

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Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.

Can one fully recover from meth psychosis, or will some negative personality traits stay? Long term drug abuser with bipolar in family history.

Drug abuse: With professional help and great personal commitment, it's possible to recover from meth addiction and psychosis. However, pre-existing personality issues and possible bipolar disorder will still need to be addressed. It's not just a matter of stopping the meth -- it was the person's attempt to deal with problems, so new methods will be needed. Ongoing 12 step programs can be essential. ...Read more

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Could a person in recovery from psychosis continue university?

Could a person in recovery from psychosis continue university?

Psychosis Recovery: I commend you for your desire to continue University Education. Feel good about your Recovery. Continue to follow with your Psychiatrist and take medication as prescribed and have Therapy for stresses in life. Yes, you can continue University. John Nash had Paranoid Schizophrenia and won Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. His Biography was made in a movie, “ A Beautiful Mind”. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or ...Read more