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What is outpatient vs inpatient care for anorexia treatment?

What is outpatient vs inpatient care for anorexia 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

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Is coolsculpting appropriate for morbid obesity?

Coolsculpting: Absolutely not. It is only for very conservative treatment of small area of localized fat that has resisted diet and exercise. This is not a weight loss measure. ...Read more

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Aadderall addiction: is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program? Are success rates significantly lower?

Aadderall addiction:  is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program?  Are success rates significantly lower?

Mutual support works: Both inpatient and outpatient programs work most effectively when combined with mutual support. Consider attending a meeting of Narcotics Anonymous or Crystal Meth Anonymous. ...Read more

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What does formal intervention, inpatient care, outpatient care, and relapse mean medically?

What does formal intervention, inpatient care, outpatient care, and relapse mean medically?

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

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Is psychotherapy a realistic treatment for chronic alcoholism?

Is psychotherapy a realistic treatment for chronic alcoholism?

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 more

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Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

Should not be done: Binge eating disorder is a psychiatric/behavioral disorder, not a neurosurgical disorder. As a specialty, we do not perform psychosurgery as a rule. There are some rare exceptions (ocd). Eating disorders are best managed by counseling and behavior modification. ...Read more

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What is outpatient care for anorexia treatment? Is it different from inpatient care?

What is outpatient care for anorexia treatment? Is it different from inpatient care?

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 more

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Which treatment is effective for anorexia nervosa?

Which treatment is effective for anorexia nervosa?

U may need several. : Type of treatment , including inpatient and or er. If have it talk with u physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

Whoqualifies for residential mental health treatment centers?

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

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What requirements exist for Suboxone treatment programs?

What requirements exist for Suboxone treatment programs?

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 more

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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

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Addiction: Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used. ...Read more

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Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

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

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How effective is airway management for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is airway management for treating cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: If you don't take care of the airway and get air/oxygen into the person with cardiac arrest, they will stay dead. If you get the heart restarted but there isn't any air/oxygen going into the patient they will die. ...Read more

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Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

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 more

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Obstructive azoosperia patient, treatment other then icsi?

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Obstructive azoosperia patient, treatment other then icsi?

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

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What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

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 more

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