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See below: The criteria for admission might depend on each particular state of residence, but usually, if a person want to self- or other-harm; inability to function and take care of self d/t mental illness; medication non-compliance leading the severe exacerbation of sx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Medical School: This question would require a whole library of textbooks. It is a whole fellowship after medical school and is most likely way beyond the scope of this simple app. Perhaps you can enroll in some courses in college to learn anatomy and physiology and pathology to start to learn the beginnings of answering this question. ...Read more
Be suicidal: This answer may seem facetious but it's not. Psych. Hospitals will usually only admit you if you're a danger to yourself or others or if you're psychotic (hallucinating or delusional). Why do you want to go? Take yourself to the nearest medical center emergency department and ask to see the psychiatrist on duty. The doc will help figure out what would help. ...Read more
My family want me to be admitted for drug addiction. Would/should I go to inpatient psych ward or residential rehab?
Likely: If this is truly for mainly drug addiction, you'd unlikely be admitted to an inpatient hospital psychiatric unit, as these are more so focused on addressing acute psychiatric illnesses like life threatening depression or destabilized bipolar disease. If you have an associated psychiatric illness, you may seek out dual diagnosis programs, in addition to inpatient vs intensive day addiction program ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicaid: This is because each state has restrictions on where you can receive treatment. There are also differences in the amount medicaid pays in different states. Hence an out of state hospital may not accept medicaid from another state/. ...Read more
Im 57 an female w/type 2 diabetes. I've lost clos 2 100lbs. Had gastric bypass. Drs say i wont lose anymoe wt. What r ur thoughts?
Prob right : Most patients lose about 75-80% of excess weight with a gastric bypass. So, if you started about 120 pounds overweight, we might anticipate about 100 pounds of weight loss. Of course, it is possible to really watch calories and exercise and lose more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: Not much different than walking around the mall. You will be exposed to many with divergent exposures and backgrounds and might pick up a respiratory infection more likely but this could happen anywhere. If working in a soup kitchen, you are doing a good thing and this is helpful to your psyche and to society. ...Read more
When less won't do: The law and medical ethics say that care should be provided in the "least restrictive environment" possible. Since psychiatric wards are fairly restrictive, they should be used only when office visits or day treatment programs won't do. Usual reasons: suicide or violence risk; severe psychosis, mania, or depression that prevents functioning outside the hospital; need for careful med adjustment. ...Read more
I don't want to go to ER for suicidal thoughts/ideation/urges because I am really frightened of hospitals, psych wards and health professionals?
Understandable: There is a part of you that wants help because you have written in for it. I believe that at some level of consciousness that you want encouragement to get help. If you were happy and excited to go to a psychiatric ward i would be surprised. I can understand why you feel anxious but it is important to put this into perspective. Getting professional help is the priority right now. Take care. ...Read more
Dx w ms, yr ago. Tx: on 7 inf. Of tysabri (natalizumab). Feel cold coming on, hvn't been sick w cold/flu since. Worry abt getting sick w dx. Sugg meds, coping, etc-?
Advice: The Tysabri (natalizumab) will not make you infection necessarily worse, and you should be treated by your doctor in the standard approaches for colds or flus. Since viral infections might cause fever, worsening your symptoms, high temps should be controlled. Notify your neurologist, as a virus can promote a true relapse, also, and get meds, if your symptoms worsen longer than 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek pain doc or psych doc w/Ketamine Inf Treat 4 MDD in Atlanta GA. I'm 52 M chronic pain patient Dx w/MDD, GAD, PTSD. Medicare. Want to Save My Life?
Hang in there: Treatment with ketamine in MDD is a very new theoretical approach that has only just begun being tested (ie, not FDA app.). For now, my best advice would be to find a psychiatrist who you can really partner with to find optimal Rx treatment & concomitantly offers psychotherapy - as it offers you the best chance 4 success. Have you tried tapentadol? Might be something to think about. Good luck! ...Read more