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Obesity Inpatient Treatment
Issue of Severity: In the treatment of anorexia nervosa, the level of care is determined by the severity of the illness and the needs of the patient. Inpatient care: need for parenteral or tube feedings due to severe with loss. Suicidal ideation due to depression. Damaged organ systems needing acute medical care. Outpatient care: borderline weight loss, better insight into issues, stable medical condition. ...Read more
Aadderall addiction: is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program? Are success rates significantly lower?
Multiple terms: These terms often arise in the context of alcoholism & substance abuse -- chronic, difficult illnesses to treat. There can be a formal intervention involving one's family & friends with a professional skilled in the process of showing the person what his/her behavior is doing. Inpatient & outpatient care are venues for treatment. Someone may relapse (go back to using) in course of illness. ...Read more
Treat Alcoholism: Definitely. I would recommend a cognitive-behavioral therapist (cbt) who specializes in substance abuse and is familiar with motivational interviewing. This treatment is the most research-supported. However, initial detoxification in a hospital may be necessary (to prevent life-threatening withdrawal symptoms) and the person should seek an evaluation for this as a first step. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Therapy: The therapy needs to be with a professional who has extensive experience with the treatment of eating disorders. It may also involve the collaboration with a nutritionist and internist. The patient needs to be ready to do the work required in therapy and be honest about her struggles. It is only when the patient is unable/unwilling to do the work that an inpatient may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Level of care: Honestly there is considerable variation from place to place about how this works. However if you want to get a sense of how things "ought" to work you should search for the "level of care and utilization system" of the american association of community psychiatrists. It is a bit complicated but covers the factors that determine medically appropriate residential care. ...Read more
I assume....: Your question is about criteria for admission to a treatment program. If you admit that you have an opioid addiction and will be paying cash it is very unlikely the program will turn you away. If you will be using insurance then the program will usually get your ins. Co. To approve and authorize the admission and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In my experirnce the right program which encompass not only the addiction problem but also the aftercare have tremendous results. One such program is the clarity program out of farmingtom, mi. Great, dedicated people with a caring, confidential, and patented approach to get your life back! ...Read more
Mediaxal: A related medication was taken off of the market in 1997 because of serious complications of heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This medication should not be available to you as it was taken off of the market. It is dangerous to use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: Men with prior vasectomy can undergo surgery to remove the blocked segment and reconnect both ends together. Also the testes duct (the vas) can be connected to the tiny tube that directly comes from the testis (the epidedymis). Some men with obstructive azospermia may carry the risk for transmitting a genetic disease (the cause for obstruction) to their children. Surgery may not work for everyone. ...Read more
What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?
Stanford: You are unlikely to be excepted into an eating disorders program unless you're eating disorder is severe or unless you're willing to pay cash. Stanford university has an excellent eating disorders program. It is close to home, convenient, offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services and would be your best bet. Edresearch.Stanford.Edu/services.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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