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Depends: There are two common types: one looks like hand warts, a group of small rough lesions (we called "papules"), the other looks like a group of cauliflower lesions. You don't know what it looks like if warts are inside, like at cervix, only your doctor knows. ...Read more
Sir, I am having nervous and tension during some exams so that I am forgetting things due to tension and after wards I am getting the problems?
Some suggestions: 1. Attend all classes. 2. Read material before class. 3. You recall info best when your emotional state at test matches your state when studying. Thus, don't study on your couch in a relaxed state if you are anxious during the test. Study in your classroom or library. 4. Have friends make up practice questions & take this practice test in your classroom. 5. Start studying 1 week before the test. ...Read more
Danger: If a patient poses an immediate danger to cause grave harm to self or someone else or is completely unable to care for self, and refuses necessary care, a doctor may commit them to a hospital. This is done to keep them safe and as soon as the risk is over, the patient is discharged. Patients don't need to fear they'll be hospitalized unnecessarily. ...Read more
Yes: If you meet the criteria of being suicidal or homicidal, or in various jurisdictions if you are unable to care for yourself. If you feel you are a potential threat to yourself or someone else that could also lead to admission. ...Read more
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
Severe Problems: Inpatient hospitalization is used when someone is having difficulties that are severe enough that outpatient treatment is not thought to be a good enough or safe enough option. Usually, there is a concern that the indiviidual presents a risk of safety to hinself/herself or to others. ...Read more
Therapeutic: In a Psychiatric unit, you see people suffering from different disorders exactly as you see on a medical floor people with variable ailments, patients R usually ambulatory, participate in therapeutic activities i.e. group therapy, med education, attend leisure activities in a common day room, you may see patients with 1:1 observation & support by staff. The stay is usually 5-7 days. ...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
That would depend: On why you want to spend a month in a hospital. Can you clarify? ...Read more
Depends: Usually, when people are admitted to an acute care unit, the stay is anywhere from a few days to several days. However, this depends on the severity of the situation, and in some cases people stay for a few weeks. If the unit is specifically for substance abuse issues, the length of stayis often 2-4 weeks. Long term stays are usually reserved for special circumstances and involuntary commitments. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the state and the laws in that state. It also depends on the teen's age and whether he or she is emancipated. In general, a teen is in the psychiatric hospital via consent from their parent. In most states, there are mechanisms in place to have anyone committed by a court for a limited period of time (48-96 hours) in order to determine if the person poses a risk for safety. ...Read more
You have work to do: It is something that needs an explanation, and something to explore and understand with a good therapist. Clearly, being in a psych ward holds certain meanings for you, but no one can know what those meanings are without discussion and exploration. You need to gain some insight into this-- whatever the underling issue, being in a psych ward is hardly an optimal solution. ...Read more
I am doing junior clerkship in the paediatric ward, n am wondering which is the best approach for management of a bleeding child?
Do your homework: You need to pull out your reference books & investigate the problem on your own. You must learn how to pursue knowledge without looking for shortcuts like this site. Read, study, read again & gain knowledge within the jargon of your written guides & you will both learn the material & impress your supervisors. ...Read more
So most of the time after having sed I have been getting bellyache after wards lasting hours my partner does not penitrate in me and it is not rough?
See an OB/GYN: This could be due to several things, both anatomical and psychological. Only a detailed history and thorough physical exam is likely to unearth the cause for this. Good luck. ...Read more
It varies: Mental health units of hospitals vary a great deal. There is always a caring treatment team composed of a psychiatrist, nurses and technicians, and possibly a psychologist, social worker, and other therapists (recreation, etc.). The units or wards are geared toward stabilization, treatment, and rehabilitation. Time throughout the day is often very structured to allow time for therapies. ...Read more
Mostly no difference: Unless there are specific ventilation processes, there is usually no difference. Many nursing units are referred to as "med/surg" meaning capability to handle either surgical or medical patients. Sometimes, the distinction between these groups of patients is not so clear. ...Read more
Assist staff: Take patient vital signs. Help patients walk around. Deliver trays and be a good help. ...Read more
Risk, Deterioration: One general criteria that would lead to consideration of hospitalization has to do with a sudden and increasing risk of harm to self or others. The other main consideration has to do with deterioration of functioning to the point that a person can no longer function in accomplishing daily activities. ...Read more
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 more
A relief, often: After attempting suicide (and also while struggling to contain such urges), many people find it a great relief to be hospitalized. Depending on the circumstances they can experience a safe place to discuss their difficulties, and have a team of people concerned about and responsive to them. Inpatient care can be a way to get started in treatment for the conditions leading to suicidal behavior. ...Read more
When mom was on the ward, the next door neighbors door had isolation sign on it. What was the risk?
Slim to none: The whole purpose of isolation procedures is to ensure that someone with a potentially contagious disorder does not expose others. Hospitals are quite atuned to this problem and have set policies to make sure that people entering and leaving a room do not carry dangerous infectious agents with them. ...Read more
Have there been any cases of any people who have been saved in ID ward because of antibiotic misuse?
Yes could please tell me the symptoms for skizafreania? As my brother just got admitted to the mental ward. Thank you
No reality-testing: Schizophrenia is probably the most serious/severe form of psychosis: a break in having an understanding of reality. Patients have beliefs that are not culturally accepted, odd perceptions listened, observed and felt, apathy, poor affective displays + disorganization of speech/behavior. Patients typically get admitted to units when they become dangerous to self or others by omission/commission. ...Read more
My friend has been admitted to a mental health ward in a hospital voluntarily. What is the process. What will happen to her?
A comprehensive: Medical and mental history will be obtained. A physical examination is usually peformed and it is likely that laboratory tests will be done. If the person is suicidal or homicidal- they will likely be maintained on a watch. Many wards offer individual and group therapy as well as options like occupational therapy, art therapy, music therapy and psychotropic medication managment. ...Read more
Iv been in a phych ward for 5 days im breaking down inside how do I survive? I cry all the time I just get treated like a mental case
Mental Health: Try to identify someone you trust on the unit and tell them how scared you have become. Ask for individual time with a psychologist and start planning for your discharge, ask what the follow up will be, who will you see for therapy and medication if necessary. Be honest about your worries with the staff and hopefully you can gain a greater sense of trust in the staff. I wish you the best. ...Read more