6 doctors weighed in:
Are psychiatric hospitals really effective, do nothing much, or do more damage?
6 doctors weighed in

4 doctors agree
In brief: Effective
Psychiatric hospitalization is mostly used when a patient poses a danger to him/herself or presents with a situation that requires a higher level of care than that available in an out patient setting.
Sometimes peculiar patient problems may be the reason for hospitalization.

In brief: Effective
Psychiatric hospitalization is mostly used when a patient poses a danger to him/herself or presents with a situation that requires a higher level of care than that available in an out patient setting.
Sometimes peculiar patient problems may be the reason for hospitalization.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Thank
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
In brief: Psych Hosp
They are effective for acute stabilization in general they should be avoided if less restrictive measures can help.

In brief: Psych Hosp
They are effective for acute stabilization in general they should be avoided if less restrictive measures can help.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
Thank
Read more answers from doctors