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Voluntary Commitment To Mental Hospital
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
Is it lawful for someone to work in childcare after voluntarily admission to a mental hospital for stress disorder?
You need to be: Psychiatrically evaluated to determine if there is a medical indication first. Take care. ...Read more
Same: These terms are generally interchangeable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Involuntary commit: Some mental illnesses disturb a person's insight -- and s/he may not recognize his or her own illness. If the person is mentally ill, dangerous to self or others, or not taking care of self, then involuntary hospitalization is needed for treatment. This involves legal commitment processes that differ between states; the person can be detained for certain periods for evaluation, etc. ...Read more
Why are you going?: It's tough to tell you how to stop without knowing why you are going and what kinds of treatments you're getting. Most, not all, psychiatric care is voluntary, and you can change providers or stop altogether at will if you don't like the results. But, if you are taking medications, it is important to work with your doctor to take you off them safely before you quit. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't answer.: Not sure what you are wanting to ask. If you could reframe your question, it would help to provide an answer. ...Read more
Pay for them: Lots of practitioners of behavioral therapy are not covered with insurance and accept only direct pay. If that's not feasible, depending on the need, if this is for a child, the school may authorize and pay for behavioral services through an individualized education plan (iep). Also, if you meet criteria, public insurance (medicaid) may pay for such care. ...Read more
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
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
Multiple terms: These terms often arise in the context of alcoholism & substance abuse -- chronic, difficult illnesses to treat. There can be a formal intervention involving one's family & friends with a professional skilled in the process of showing the person what his/her behavior is doing. Inpatient & outpatient care are venues for treatment. Someone may relapse (go back to using) in course of illness. ...Read more
Yes, but rarely: in most states psychiatrists have a duty to hospitalize only those patients who are acutely a danger to themselves (for instance, if they are suicidal and plan to act on this imminently& cannot be convinced otherwise). The hospitalization is always to protect the patient or the party at risk, to initiate proper treatment for the pt, & to keep the pt safe. This is a rare outcome. ...Read more
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
Provide Safety.: Inpatient treatment for depression can provide safety if someone is depressed and suicidal, homicidal or psychotic. In an inpatient setting some medications can be titrated more quickly ; response can be closely monitored. Treatment is usually more intensive then most outpatient programs ; distorted thoughts can be addressed. ...Read more
Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?
Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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