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Psychiatric Hospitalization In Children
Can a person with an extensive history of psychiatric hospitalization ever become a licensed counselor if she gets her bachelor's in the field?
Some of the best counselors I have personally known are people who have dealt with their "own demons"
Hope this helps
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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
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 more
Panic attacks 6 yrs. Been hospitalized, therapy, psychiatry, nothing works. Took myself off of citalopram, coping won't 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 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.
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APN: I think you're talking about an advanced nurse practitioner, rns with extra training, in most states supervised by psychiatrists. Apn's can diagnose and prescribe medications as well as refer to a psychiatrist if it is out of his or her league. I supervise two apns, who do a great job. Ask about who is the supervising doc and be sure they are really supervised. ...Read more
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 more
Energy level: It can take a lot of energy to maintain the elevated mood when you are not in a hypo manic state, but the goal is to achieve stabilization to prevent ups and downs of the energy levels. Resting well and exercising may increase your body stamina, and improve your self esteem and confidence. Alternating activities of different energy requirements is very important to maintain balance. ...Read more
My goodness!: I'm not sure where an idea like this about psychiatry would come from. Behavior is one of the areas in which psychiatric symptoms and disorders express -- so how could we possibly ignore it? Behavior produces objectively observable data. To correctly understand behavior requires information from the patient: thoughts & emotions, both conscious and unconscious. Truly biopsychosocial. ...Read more
Psychiatry: Over last 10 years its a giant leap in field of mental health better clear understanding of various illnesses as well as development of refined less damaging medications with precise managements available. ...Read more
Typically need the following:
1-Complete HS with obtain a GED/Diploma
2. Attend College
3. Take the MCAT exam & get the best scores you can.
4 USA Medical School--meet basic requirements have decent MCAT scores & good referemces. Most USA Med. Schools very competitive.
5. Get State M.D. license.
6. Apply to ACGME approved Psych. Resid.-3-4 yrs.
7. Consider Certification. ...Read more
YES: I would try asking him how he thinks he's "doing" these days". Men are usually not as comfortable with "feelings". Ask when he last felt like "himself". Usually if you think he needs psychiatric help, he will be able to identify something that doesn't feel "right" to himself as well. Otherwise, ask him to go with you for your support. Get support for yourself; over time, he may get help too. ...Read more
Www. Psychdog. Org: According to this website, a psychiatric services dog is individually trained to do "work" or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental disability. For example, they might prevent or interrupt impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of a dog's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute "work.". ...Read more
Service Dog: There are multiple organizations that train and assign medical service dogs. To get these dogs, there's an application process, you need to commit long-term, and be able to provide for the dog's food, supplies, and medical needs. You must be willing to come be trained in the dog's commands. For more info, here's one site: http://www. Medicalservicedogs. Com/what-are-service-dogs/service-dog/. ...Read more
Moderately: Precision depends on the practitioner and not the discipline. As in many fields of medicine, many pracitices are understood with a degree of certainty, but many others are vaguely defined. ...Read more
The "ideal" in medical treatment is to achieve a healthy norm. This is very difficult to achieve, but should always be the goal.
In psychiatry this means helping patients (as much as possible) develop the ability to realistically experience and navigate the world, enabling them to adapt to stressors while they experience life's joys, losses, and disappointments with a healthy range of emotions. ...Read more
Same as stimulants: In general. Like the coca leaf or coffee/teas, khat was used mainly by people in East Africa and the middle east as a mild stimulant, being chewed or brewed into tea. Stronger preparations can result in severe anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and sometimes even paranoia and psychosis. The basic ingredients, cathinones, are similar to "bath salts, " which are synthetic stimulants. ...Read more
Why are you going?: It's tough to tell you how to stop without knowing why you are going and what kinds of treatments you're getting. Most, not all, psychiatric care is voluntary, and you can change providers or stop altogether at will if you don't like the results. But, if you are taking medications, it is important to work with your doctor to take you off them safely before you quit. ...Read more
Counseling: Depends on the type of therapy, whether supportive, psychodynamic, insight-oriented, or analytic therapy. The patient usually discusses their issues, & thru clarification/confrontation/interpretation, they are helped to gain better insight into their issues so as to work thru them. ...Read more