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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychiatric Hospitals (Overview)

Psychiatric hospitals are inpatient hospitals that take care of people who are having acute psychiatric problems, such as severe schizophrenia or depression.


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Are there long term psychiatric hospitals in the us?

Are there long term psychiatric hospitals in the us?

Psych Hosp: Civil and forensic psych state hospitals promote long term hospitalizations per law private psych admissions on an average is less than 7 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Psychiatric Hospitals (Overview)

Psychiatric hospitals are inpatient hospitals that take care of people who are having acute psychiatric problems, such as severe schizophrenia or depression.


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Where can I find a list of psychiatric hospitals that give you freedom?

Psych Hosp: When you are admitted to a psych hospital, its usually for danger to self, danger to others, gravely disabled, if there was freedom then the patients would do the above and thats why they are locked. ...Read more

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Psychiatric hospitals. Are there any good long-term psychiatric hospitals?

Psychiatric hospitals.  Are there any good long-term psychiatric hospitals?

Hospitals: Any hospital with good reputation and track record for good patient care is one to consider. Visit the places beforehand. ...Read more

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Are psychiatric hospitals really effective, do nothing much, or do more damage?

Are psychiatric hospitals really effective, do nothing much, or do more damage?

Effective: Psychiatric hospitalization is mostly used when a patient poses a danger to him/herself or presents with a situation that requires a higher level of care than that available in an out patient setting. Sometimes peculiar patient problems may be the reason for hospitalization. ...Read more

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What is the criteria for which people get put in 72 hour holds at psychiatric hospitals?

What is the criteria for which people get put in 72 hour holds at psychiatric hospitals?

3 things: They have to be an immediate danger to themselves. They must be an immediate threat to someone else. They need to be gravely disabled, i.e. Cannot give a reasonable plan for obtaining food, clothing, shelter. ...Read more

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Are psychiatric hospitals effective or do more damage by keeping the mentally ill locked away?

Are psychiatric hospitals effective or do more damage by keeping the mentally ill locked away?

They save lives: Like all other types of hospitals they offer treatment for the more seriously ill. In today's health care system it is difficult if not impossible for you to be "locked away". You can be detained in a locked facility only if your md determines you are a serious danger to yourself or others. ...Read more

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What is the criteria that people get put in either 72 hour holds or longer in psychiatric hospitals?

What is the criteria that people get put in either 72 hour holds or longer in psychiatric hospitals?

3 things: They have to be an immediate danger to themselves. They must be an immediate threat to someone else. They need to be gravely disabled, i.e. Cannot give a reasonable plan for obtaining food, clothing, shelter. ...Read more

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Are mental hospitals and psychiatric hospitals the same thing?

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Are mental hospitals and psychiatric hospitals the same thing?

Hospitals: Technically speaking, they are. Psych. term is used more often than Mental. ...Read more

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Do most health insurances cover involuntary and voluntary stay at a psychiatric hospitals?

Do most health insurances cover involuntary and voluntary stay at a psychiatric hospitals?

If indicated: Insurance companies will authorize hispitalization if indicated: acute risk to harm self, harm others or are unable to orovide for own food clothing or shelter at the time due to impairment by mental illness. ...Read more

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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