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Psychiatric Evaluation Template
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
Probably: If you'reasking, it probably means that something is going on that is troubling you. Schools fortunate and foresightful enough to have school-based services can make it much easier for students to come by and get an opinion about what is troubling them. The clinics do not interact with other parts of the school administration, so your conversations are confidential. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Tailored Treatment: There are many things to consider before coming up with a plan of treatment. In general, eating disorders are most effectively treated by a group of specialists working together closely in the patient's best interest. Typically, treatment involves help from medical, mental health and nutrition specialists. Good places to begin seeking more info & help: http://www.Anad.Org and http://www.Myedin.Org ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For suspected autistic spectrum disorder (HFA) in a 3 yr, which professional is better to see for evaluation - psychiatrist, psychologist or therapist?
MANY OPTIONS: Pediatrician (if age appropriate), some general physicians, doctoral level cinical psychologist, neuropsychologist or a psychiatrist. ...Read more
When you think of it: Depending on the school psychiatric services can be helpful with a variety of problems ranging from trouble studying to suicidal feelings. If you have a problem that you think even might benefit for psychiatric help its worth exploring these services which are usually free. Obviously if you feel great psychological distress e.g. Have suicidal ideas or sufficient anxiety the it interfere in fucntio. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pay for them: Lots of practitioners of behavioral therapy are not covered with insurance and accept only direct pay. If that's not feasible, depending on the need, if this is for a child, the school may authorize and pay for behavioral services through an individualized education plan (iep). Also, if you meet criteria, public insurance (medicaid) may pay for such care. ...Read more
Risk, Deterioration: One general criteria that would lead to consideration of hospitalization has to do with a sudden and increasing risk of harm to self or others. The other main consideration has to do with deterioration of functioning to the point that a person can no longer function in accomplishing daily activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a mental health counselor provide ongoing counseling to a patient without a diagnostic assessment?
Depends: If treatment of psychopathology is the goal, there must be a diagnosis. If a person only wants feedback about their thoughts and feeling then yes. ...Read more
PTSD and causes: Research is showing that ptsd has affected certain parts of the brain, which is associated with symptoms of ptsd. Treatment is usually psychological in nature, as other research (such as emdr and mindfulness) shows that there can be actual structural change in the brain as a result of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: I agree with my colleague that "disablity" depends on what the condition does in the person's life. Adjustment disorders come in response to a stressor, and usually last no longer than 6 months (unless a very chronic, ongoing stressor). With help, the person is usually able to deal with the stressor so that it no longer dominates life -- and life can move on, along with fruitful occupation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more
Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?
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