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Medicine For Psychiatric Hospitalization
Can a person with an extensive history of psychiatric hospitalization ever become a licensed counselor if she gets her bachelor's in the field?
Individual experienc: Because each person is unique, being hospitalized in a psychiatric facility would be a little different for each one. But generally the person would be in a protected space where a good evaluation of his/her difficulties could happen, and where an effective treatment plan could be developed. A team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, aides, etc would care for the person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me what are some psychiatric conditions that can be found in teens and lead to hospitalization?
What will it be like to be hospitalized at a psychiatry ward? (I was told to be hospitalized for self harm and being suicidal)
Depends on location: Psychiatric hospitalization varies depending on where you are hospitalized but typically these are locked units with restrictions on what kind of clothes you can have (no shoe laces, belts, etc). They also limit items you can hurt yourself with. You typically have patients to interact with, as well as nurses, social workers, therapists etc. You can have various different groups, be offered meds. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Panic attacks 6 yrs.Been hospitalized, therapy, psychiatry, nothing works.Took myself off of citalopram, coping wont work.Am I cursed?Can anything be done
Am i better off hiding the real extent of my psychiatric problems from psychiatrists? I've had major depression for much of my life, including a few hospitalizations. After a suicide attempt five years ago, my then-psychiatrist asked me to seek psychiatri
Full : Full disclosure of your history is key to successful treatment. Be completely honest with your doctor about your past, your issues with previous doctors, and what you think went wrong. Hopefully the doctor will be able to sort through all the issues and come up with an appropriate treatment plan; if not then ask for a direct referral to someone who can help you. All the best. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No way: Taking medications for a mental or nervous condition does not make you a Zombie or a tool of the devil. They can help you get well and live a fuller life. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Enduring Patterns: A personality disorder is a mental health condition in which an individual exhibits enduring behaviors and experiences associated with significant stress or disability deviating from social expectations especially in relating to others. Personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. Ttreament is usually some form of psychotherapy combined with medication management. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Does Psychiatry medicines increase androjen? When i was 16 a had a very feminin body but now i have very thick torso and wide shoulders
Medication effects: Risperdal and Invega are two psychiatric medications that are known for having hormonal effects, but it can't really be said that all psychiatric medications will have such effects. There are many things that can affect hormones and physical changes, and usually lab tests done by a primary care doctor or endocrinologist can help sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girlfriend tells me she can't have kids because of taking too many psychiatric medicines for mental reasons. Psychiatric reasons. Is this true?
Hard to say: Some of the psychiatric medications are known to trigger birth defects in a percentage of exposed fetuses.There are also many psychiatric medications that have little effect on the fetus.If she could switch to a med with less problems childbearing might be less worrisome.However, it sounds like she is not aware of this possibility or not interested in the idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very hard time ejaculating, some times i cant do it at all, its because of my psychiatric medicine i take, is there anything i can take to help me, i prefer natural, i cant lower my meds?
Chemical lobotomy?: Most doctors prescribe medications in order to help people with painful symptoms and illnesses -- not to render them stuporous or otherwise impaired. I agree with dr. Fowler's comments. Psychiatric medications do have side effects, yet there can be reasonable balancing of desirable effects vs problematic ones. Above all, a working patient-doctor partnership is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several classes: The two major stimulant classes are amphetamine and methylphenidatep, each of which has several different delivery forms. Methyamphetamine once was used but rarely is now. Caffeine is a weak stimulant. Modafanil has properties much like stimulants but is longer acting. Bupropion is an antidepressant that works on the same system as stimulants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Defensiveness: I agree with dr. Omrani about ignorance being a big reason. Some people have remarkable abilities in this area. Another is defensiveness, because they are frightened of "those" people with psychiatric problems. It's easier to dismiss an issue than to delve into and understand it. People often do dismiss psychiatry -- until they or their family members need help. Then, the light may dawn. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends: It really depends on the situation. Medications can be dramatically helpful for many conditions, when carefully prescribed by a trained child psychiatrist. On the other hand, there seems to be a trend towards over-prescribing of medications such as antipsychotics, stimulants, and antidepressants, sometimes off-label, and potentially with severe and unwarranted side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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