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Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

If someone is a danger to themself or others, unable to care for self due their psychiatric disorders, or is failing treatment, then they may need psychiatric hospitalization until they are stable enough to return to outpatient (clinic) management.
People are not just locked away in psychiatric hospitals. They are given medicine, counseling, and activities to treat their disorder.

In brief: See below

If someone is a danger to themself or others, unable to care for self due their psychiatric disorders, or is failing treatment, then they may need psychiatric hospitalization until they are stable enough to return to outpatient (clinic) management.
People are not just locked away in psychiatric hospitals. They are given medicine, counseling, and activities to treat their disorder.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Psych Hospitals

Psych hospitalization is needed if a patient is 1.
Imminent danger to self 2. Imminent danger to others 3. Gravely disabled or someone seeks voluntary admission for potential decompensation.

In brief: Psych Hospitals

Psych hospitalization is needed if a patient is 1.
Imminent danger to self 2. Imminent danger to others 3. Gravely disabled or someone seeks voluntary admission for potential decompensation.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
Thank
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