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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where are the residential teen mental health facilities?

Where do you live?: I know here in virginia there are a few. Depends where you live really. Some places are out of the way, and others are in populated centers. Your local hospital, especially if it has a department of psychology, will have a list. Otherwise you can consult with the state board of psychology for a local list. You will usually need referral from your physician to get in. ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases. ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals haunted?

I hope not: Haunted health care facilities would pose a major problems for patients and chickens like me. I know these facilities often make for great horror movies, especially all the dark corridors. There's a lot of effort now to make hospitals more patient friendly, better lit with a warmer atmosphere. ...Read more

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Any good dissociative disorder programs/ hospitals?

Any good dissociative disorder programs/ hospitals?

Contact Univ hosp: McLean Hospital a Harvard Medical School Affiliate is a good start. They may know of other programs in your city. ...Read more

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Who gave permission for psychiatrists to put demented people in psychiatric hospitals?

Who gave permission for psychiatrists to put demented people in psychiatric hospitals?

Hospitalization: Sometimes people with dementia need to be in the hospital -- especially when they have an acute change in their mental status. Many medical conditions need to be ruled out, and treated as needed. Families often bring their elderly family members to er's, asking for help. This may best be provided on medical psychiatric units, where staff is skilled and comfortable working with such people. ...Read more

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Why do some college educated, extremely intelligent students commit suicide?

Why do some college educated, extremely intelligent students commit suicide?

Not related: Depression & suicide have nothing to do with education & intelligence. Many uneducated people commit suicide. Many highly educated people commit suicide. It is usually problems in one's personal and/or occupational life that causes stress & people often have difficulties coping, resolving, or mitigating this stress leading to depression. Suicide is just the most extreme adverse reaction to it. ...Read more

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How many teenagers committed suicide because of bullying?

Bullying: Too many. The topic of bullying is being discussed at a national level. More work definitely needs to be done. If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help. Speak out. Don't suffer in silence. ...Read more

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Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

Can mental health facilities hire people who have mental disorders?

That would depend: On the illness and the compliance of the patient. So if a person has had one episode of major depression 5 years ago with no subsequent illness, why wouldn't they be able to work with other people who have similar porblems? ...Read more

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What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

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

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. school: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This takes time, support and often professional help. ...Read more

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Who can admitt me to inpatient mental hospital for acting out?

Who can admitt me to inpatient mental hospital for acting out?

Depends: If you are a minor your parents. If you are an adult over 18 you can voluntarily admit yourself. If you are behaving in a manner that you are a danger to yourself or others you can be involuntarily admitted for 72 hours by family, physicians, police, counselor. ...Read more

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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more

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How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.

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How to handle self-harm/suicidal urges AT HOME, without psychiatric help, hospitals, psych units, therapists or professionals. Self-help only please.

Suicidal/Self-harm: The basic thing to remember is that these urges always are time-limited- as bad as they feel, they always go away, so your strategy, planned in advance is best, is to get with someone who cares about you, don't stay alone. Occupy yourself with activity, with a person, if possible, do something to burn off the feelings- aerobic exercise is powerful in reducing depression, do daily!! ...Read more

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Are most mental health facilities and hospitals biased?

Are most mental health facilities and hospitals biased?

Second opinion: Although im not entirely sure what you mean by biased, i would answer that they generally are not. However, mental health and diagnosis can be very complex and some clinics may be more biased toward one diagnosis vs another. It is always good to seek a second opinion if you arent sure or disagree with one clinics opinion. If several clinics say the same thing then you are on the right track. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

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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Can you have a patient transfer between psychiatric hospitals?

Can you have a patient transfer between psychiatric hospitals?

Sure: If a psychiatric hospital has some expertise that another one does not and the patient needs that expertise, then you can transfer a patient between hospitals. ...Read more

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Who gave permission for psychiatrists to put demented people in psychiatric hospitals?

Hospitalization: Sometimes people with dementia need to be in the hospital -- especially when they have an acute change in their mental status. Many medical conditions need to be ruled out, and treated as needed. Families often bring their elderly family members to er's, asking for help. This may best be provided on medical psychiatric units, where staff is skilled and comfortable working with such people. ...Read more

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Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

See below: If someone is a danger to themself or others, unable to care for self due their psychiatric disorders, or is failing treatment, then they may need psychiatric hospitalization until they are stable enough to return to outpatient (clinic) management. People are not just locked away in psychiatric hospitals. They are given medicine, counseling, and activities to treat their disorder. ...Read more

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What are private psychiatric hospitals like? Are they like nice hotels?

What are private psychiatric hospitals like?  Are they like nice hotels?

Matter of economics: Great question. It is a matter of economics. Reimbursement by insurance companies, medicare and medicaid for psychiatric hospitals is poor compared to most other specialties. Consequently the only psychiatric hospitals that you will find are like nice hotels are the ones that do not accept any insurance coverage or only limited insurance coverage. ...Read more

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What tranquilizer is most commonly used in psychiatric hospitals to stop bad behavior quickly?

What tranquilizer is most commonly used in psychiatric hospitals to stop bad behavior quickly?

Meds: For anxiety agitation by mouth or injection Ativan aka lorazepam for restlessness, dystonia's eps, by mouth or injection Benadryl or cogentin for psychotic severe agitation by mouth or injection of haldol, zyprexa or Geodon (ziprasidone) etc. ...Read more

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Is electroconvulsive therapy used today in many psychiatric hospitals?

Is electroconvulsive therapy used today in many psychiatric hospitals?

Yes: Most, if not all, psychiatric hospitals use ect. It is an effective method for some disorders, primarily depression, that has failed medical therapy. It is done in a controlled setting with the psychiatrist and an anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

2 groups: Two groups of violent teens. 1. Come from a family background of abuse, neglect and family violence; have not learned effective skills of communication, problem solving, self and anger management ; has multiple problems in school, home and community; delinquency; past violent behavior. 2 - psychotic, delusional, paranoid, late teen male, event that damages ego, told someone of violent plans. ...Read more

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How can I be put into a psychiatric hospital?

Psych Hosp: It could be voluntary or involuntary could be civil or forensic usually the criteria are 1. Imminent danger to self 2. Imminent danger to others 3. Unable to function and take care of self on daily basis, gravely disabled. ...Read more

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Have any of you been in a psychiatric hospital? Are they nice now?

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Have any of you been in a psychiatric hospital? Are they nice now?

Psych. hospitals: I worked in several & consult for few others. Hospitals nowadays are safe place for patients to work out their issues & learn social skills to help them cope when they return home. ...Read more

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Teen Violence (Definition)

Teen violence refers to physical violence among young people. This may include gang violence, bullying, or partner abuse. It's an important health problem ...Read more


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Psychiatric Hospitals (Definition)

Psychiatric hospitals are inpatient hospitals that take care of people who are having acute psychiatric problems, such as ...Read more