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Can a person with an extensive history of psychiatric hospitalization ever become a licensed counselor if she gets her bachelor's in the field?

Can a person with an extensive history of psychiatric hospitalization ever become a licensed counselor if she gets her bachelor's in the field?

YES: Some of the best counselors I have personally known are people who have dealt with their "own demons"
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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.
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What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?

What does a psychiatric nurse specializing in children and adolescents do?

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

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Is prescribing psychiatric medicine to children is good or bad thing?

Is prescribing psychiatric medicine to children is good or bad thing?

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

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How do I increase my level of my psychiatric stamina?

How do I increase my level of my psychiatric stamina?

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

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Does psychiatry basically ignore the behavioural symptoms?

Does psychiatry basically ignore the behavioural symptoms?

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

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How much precise is the science of psychiatry in the u.S.?

How much precise is the science of psychiatry in the u.S.?

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

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Can you tell me how to pursue a medical degree in psychiatry?

Can you tell me how to pursue a medical degree in psychiatry?

HS, College: 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

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Is there a way to suggest my husband that he needs psychiatric help?

Is there a way to suggest my husband that he needs psychiatric help?

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

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Find child psychiatry/il?

Find child psychiatry/il?

Child Psych?: I am not sure what you are asking, but if you need to find a child psychiatrist, maybe start with asking your pediatrician or family doc. ...Read more

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What is a psychiatric evaluation?

What is a psychiatric evaluation?

A comprehensive: Assessment to determine emotional wellbeing.

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What is a psychiatric services dog?

What is a psychiatric services dog?

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

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What is psychiatric ward work like?

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What is psychiatric ward work like?

Psychiatric Ward: It is actually fun, ofcourse depending on which unit you work in (acute or long-term). You get to interact with patients & provide support & guidance. ...Read more

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How to get a psychiatric services dog?

How to get a psychiatric services dog?

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

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Why are psychiatric drugs bad for you?

Why are psychiatric drugs bad for you?

They arent.: They aren't as long as they are used as directed ...Read more

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How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

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

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According to psychiatry, is anyone normal?

According to psychiatry, is anyone normal?

Philosophically...: 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

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In psychiatry, what is a dsm IV diagnosis?

In psychiatry, what is a dsm IV diagnosis?

DSM: The dsm is the diagnostic manual for psychiatry and describes the criteria for diagnosing psychiatric conditions. ...Read more

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Tricare standard for psychiatric services?

Tricare standard for psychiatric services?

Unclear question: Need more information about what you are asking. Is tricare your service provider? What kind of services are you seeking? ...Read more

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What psychiatric problems do khat create?

What psychiatric problems do khat create?

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

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How to stop attending psychiatric services?

How to stop attending psychiatric services?

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

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Can you get akathisia on psychiatric tablets?

Can you get akathisia on psychiatric tablets?

Yes depends: There are quite a few classes of drugs that are known to increase rates of akathesia. In addition, there are individuals (3-5%) who will experience akathesia after taking a placebo, in double blind studies. ...Read more

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Does psychiatric meds causes false drug test?

Does psychiatric meds causes false drug test?

No: Those don't falsify drug test, but yes they r control substances already included in the drug test list. ...Read more

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Is pyromania a recognized psychiatric illness?

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Is pyromania a recognized psychiatric illness?

Ptromania: Sure, especially as impulse control disorder.

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How does a psychiatric counseling session work?

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How does a psychiatric counseling session work?

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

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How are psychiatry and neuropsychiatry different?

Really the same: Neuro psychiatry and psychiatry are synonymous. The first is an older term, which seems to still be popular in some areas of the country. ...Read more