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Being a good psychiatric patient. Avoid trouble at all costs by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 30 Mar 2011 9:48pm The post below, “A culture of disregard” was the first post written for this blog several years ago before we started using wordpress.com. Looking back at it now it is a good description of what it takes to be a good psychiatric patient:  avoid trouble at all costs.  What I know now that I intuitively knew then was that psychiatric care for too ... Read on »
Psychiatric Patients' Advocates Sue New Jersey by Susan .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 12:00am From the New York Times- August 4, 2010- Patient advocates filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday charging that New Jersey psychiatric hospitals routinely medicate patients against their will without a review by an outside arbiter, a practice that is banned in most other states. Twenty-nine states require a judge’s ruling for invol ... Read on »
Laura’s Law doesn’t help psychiatric patients – LA Daily News by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 06 Oct 2011 9:50am Ann Menasche and Charmaine Mahealani Asher: Laura’s Law doesn’t help psychiatric patients – LA Daily News . Read on »
"Ignorance and Shame" Blamed For Psychiatric Patient's Captivity by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:16pm Acting on an anonymous tip, police discovered that a woman had been held in her family home in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, near Naples, for the last eighteen years of her liife due to the stigma associated with her psychiatric problems and her out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Maria Monaco, now 47 years of age, spent the last 18 years of her locked i ... Read on »
Quit-Smoking Programs Work for Psychiatric Patients by Medline Plus Posted Thu 15 Aug 2013 5:00pm Study found improved chances of quitting, lower rehospitalization rates Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Mental Health , Quitting Smoking Read on »
Most Psychiatric Patients Have More Than One Diagnosis by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 12:53pm This article appears to be more confirmatory than anything, since I was taught this years ago.  However, it is certainly worth mentioning - individuals who present for treatment are more likely to have more than one diagnosis, rather than just one.  As just one example, there is a strong correlation between anxiety and depression, and it is oft ... Read on »
For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late by Medline Plus Posted Wed 19 Dec 2012 9:00am An Australian study found they're more likely to be diagnosed when disease has already spread Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer , Mental Disorders Read on »
Nevada State Psychiatric Hospital Accused of Patient Dumping, Putting Patients on a Bus and Sending Out of State by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 15 Apr 2013 10:45am Here’s yet one more casualty story of budget cutting.  It just makes one wonder where in the world people are seeing value when you also read a couple days ago about NASDAQ going to spend $700 million on a system to allow faster trades on the stock market.  I would rather see people taken care of properly rather than this need for speed financi ... Read on »
Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities: Patient Population and Readmissions by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 Mar 2014 12:00am The Affordable Care Act has required that CMS begin to address excess readmissions in short term acute care hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) through the Hospital Readmissions Reduction program.  This program requires CMS to reduce payments to IPPS hospitals with excessive readmissions for a set of three c ... Read on »
Do psychiatric hospitals set their "patients" up to fail? by Larry Drain Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 28 Aug 2013 9:12pm This post is the result of a long conversation with a friend over a period of several day about his experiences in psychiatric hospitals.  It does not question the honesty, the efforts, or sincerity of those who work in psychiatric hospitals.  It does not question or claim that people are the victim of some plot that uses them simply as ... Read on »