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Voluntary Commitment To Mental Hospital
Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?
Various ways: You could call the hospital and ask for assistance. Or, you could discuss this with your regular doctor to get a referral to a mental health professional who could further assist you. If you need mental health assistance or treatment please don't stop until you get the help you need. ...Read more
When in danger: When someone is behaving in a manner that endangers themselves or others they are admitted to an inpatient facility that can help. This often includes suicidal or homicidal threats or behaviors. ...Read more
Voluntary or otherwi: You can check in voluntarily or a family member can check you in. Sometimes order of the court is needed for commitment. ...Read more
Unlikely: The military has rather strict physical and mental entrance standards. Unless your condition is completely resolved and was minor to begin with, the military is unlikely to let you join. ...Read more
Sometimes: If someone is so psychiatrically ill that he or she is a danger to self (highly suicidal) or others (threatening or intending harm) or gravely disabled (unable to provide for basic needs), then there are laws that allow doctors and police to put someone into a psychiatric hospital for up to 72 hours for evaluatoin. That can be extended with court review, if needed. Pt's can appeal. ...Read more
Possibly: The provider will assess to see if admission criteria are met. Possible reasons for admission include: suicidal or homicidal thoughts, inability to function (daily life activities), loss of touch with reality or sometimes - failure of outpatient treatment. ...Read more
No way to know: Without knowing what your concerns are, it is impossible to answer your qauestion. If one "checks in" voluntarily, usually one can "check out" voluntarily too. The exception would be if you describe serious suicidal intent or a plan to harm other people, which would compel you caregivers to seek enforced hospitalization. ...Read more
A lot: If in a mh u better have ins, some charge cash. May go to a state mh ...Read more
Dangerousness: Each state in the us has laws specifying when someone can be "involuntarily committed." in the 1960s and 70s the states all adopted variations on a dangerousness standard, ie., suicidal or homicidal, plus in some states "grave disability", i.E, . Inability to provide food/clothing/shelter for oneself. Depending on the state, there is usually a review by a judge after a few days. ...Read more
If you put your child into a mental hospital can you take him out at any time, or he has to stay a minimum stay?
Is it possible that you could be sent to a long term mental hospital permanently? What would need to happen for this?
It's possible: Over the past 30 yrs or so, there has been a push for deinstitutionalization of the chronically mentally ill in the U.S. Nowadays, If someone is sent to a psychiatric facility long term, it is most likely b/c the persons were involved in repeated, serious attempts to injure themselves or others. Forensic psychiatric hospitals evaluate and treat mentally ill offenders who have committed crimes. ...Read more
That depends: If the person is not functioning, has lost touch with reality or has potential to harm self or others then inpatient treatment is a possible option. However, most people get help for anger issues through outpatient behavioral health care. Consider seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist for evaluation and treatment help. ...Read more
Yes, recommended: It is not always the severity of the injury that determines necessity of care. If you still have thoughts or hear voices to harm yourself, then you need to get that under control for your safety. Superficial cuts in the wrong places can harm you more than a deep cut elsewhere. ...Read more
Ask unit staff: Don't expect them to change, but you may get a good explanation if you raise it respectfully w/ unit staff. Generally, they want to create a controlled secure environment w/out any external impacts. Only then can they see YOU and not deal w/ unknowns. Contact w/ outside stuff confuses matters. Try to use even the 'sucky' parts to learn what you need to in order to avoid relapse. Watch and learn. ...Read more
As a physician, we can commit patients to a Psychiatric hospital if we believe they may imminently harm themselves or others, or if we believe they are unable to care for themselves.
The hospital facility then does an on site evaluation to determine if an immediate need is there, and if commitment is the only option. ...Read more
Voluntary admissions: The majority of psychiatric admissions are voluntary. ...Read more
I took an iq test, I was 20 years old. I took the iq test at a mental hospital. I had a iq of 77. What does this mean?
Validity: A simple traditional IQ test would be insufficient to truly gauge your intellectual capacity. On a Wechsler-Bellevue scale your number would be below average, but not knowing the hospital scale, or accuracy of the test, cannot assume any significance. You could have your records reviewed by a psychologist or psychiatrist for a much better assessment. ...Read more
Can you go into the mental hospital for wanting to ween off Depakote, everytime I've tried my bad thoughts return and I go crazy.
Ask your provider: I have a feeling that the answer may vary according to your $ means. If you can pay, I imagine a safe treatment setting can be found. Otherwise, there may still be good options. Your psychotherapist can help you explore best for you ideas. It may be a way to involve others in your life to help support you through the harder times. Explore... Discover.... It may open good things. Best wishes! ...Read more
I promised I wouldn't commit suicide but I am losing every bit of self control I have to keep the promise. Should I go to a mental hospital?
Absolutely: Tell someone. Make sure you talk about this. It can be very helpful to acknowledge where you're at. Tell as many people you can that you trust and feel safe with. Call a suicide hotline. Ask for an urgent appointment with a therapist or counselor. Tell your physician. Don't wait or ignore. Don't do drugs or alcohol. If these are exhausted or you feel this is a crisis, then yes go to a hospital. ...Read more
Very stressed. Could I go to a mental hospital to de stress only for 2 days? Would starting meds before finals be a bad idea? I have finals Tuesday.
I commend you for your desire to have Education for future career.
Thank you for informing about Fatigue, depression, using Vynase and Ativan as needed.
Do not use Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) -can cause restlessness, trouble concentrating,
insomnia and depression
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi
You can destress in a State Park or National Park, not Mental Hospital
Take Ativan ...Read more
Got out of the mental hospital about a year and a half ago, was placed on Depakote, since then I've had ED, is it depakote-related or something else?
Potentially: In one study of 29, 557 people who all had side effects from Depakote, 172 (0.58% or about 1 in 200) reported erectile dysfunction. As with many medications, this side effect could be related to dose - that is, the higher the dose, the more likely to have the side effect or the worse the side effect. It is also so that many people have medication side effects at low doses, even very low doses. ...Read more
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
Listen to your: Psychologist. Ask them why they are recommending this. They may feel that you will get the best, most intense, and fastest treatment in a safe environment. They would not suggest this unless they felt it was the best route to go. ...Read more