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Doctor insights on: Psychiatric Hospitalization

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychiatry (Definition)

Psychiatry is the field of medicine that deals with the study and ...Read more


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What's the best treatment to get rid of psychiatric problems?

What's the best treatment to get rid of psychiatric problems?

A combination: The best treatment for most mental disorders is a combination of psychotherapy and medications. Some disorders do not respond to medication, so in that case you rely on psychotherapy alone. ...Read more

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What is it like to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility?

What is it like to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility?

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 more

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Please tell me what are some psychiatric conditions that can be found in teens and lead to hospitalization?

Please tell me what are some psychiatric conditions that can be found in teens and lead to hospitalization?

Risk of harm: The main indication for hospitalization is usually that the patient presents a risk of harm to themselves or others. Suicidal thinking, aggression, mania, depression, and psychosis are common causes. ...Read more

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What will it be like to be hospitalized at a psychiatry ward? (I was told to be hospitalized for self harm and being suicidal)

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 more

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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

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 more

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