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How long are you in the hospital for nervous breakdown?
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: It varies a lot
"nervous breakdown" is an imprecise slang term. Average stay in a psychiatric unit is about one week for adults, but this varies from 1 day to many weeks.
The average is longer, about ten days, for geriatric (elderly) patients, mainly due to co-existing medical issues. Patients may go to intensive outpatient treatment, eg, 3 or more days/week, after hospital & before regular office followup.

In brief: It varies a lot
"nervous breakdown" is an imprecise slang term. Average stay in a psychiatric unit is about one week for adults, but this varies from 1 day to many weeks.
The average is longer, about ten days, for geriatric (elderly) patients, mainly due to co-existing medical issues. Patients may go to intensive outpatient treatment, eg, 3 or more days/week, after hospital & before regular office followup.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Much of the treatment that used to take place in the hospital now occurs in outpatient partial hospital or intensive outpatient.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nervous breakdown
Is not a diagnosis, so it's hard to say.
In general, an admission to a psychiatric hospital only lasts 5-10 days. In a lot of instances, this is not long enough for the person to actually feel much better.

In brief: Nervous breakdown
Is not a diagnosis, so it's hard to say.
In general, an admission to a psychiatric hospital only lasts 5-10 days. In a lot of instances, this is not long enough for the person to actually feel much better.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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