I thought I’d just talk briefly about some treatment settings in psychiatry. It is confusing for anyone in the community, from nonpsychiatric physicians to architects, to know the differences between these. Some of us have been through some of these programs but many many of us haven’t.
- Inpatient, which is 24 hours a day and includes voluntary and involuntary admissions. Here we have a skeletal number of group therapies and see the physician daily for psychopharmacology adjustments.
- Partial Hospital Program, (PHP,) which is generally Monday – Friday, from 9am to 3pm, and always voluntary. Here, we work in intensive psychotherapy most of the day, and psychopharmacological treatments with the physician at minimum once a week.
- Outpatient, such as in a physician’s private office where psychotropic medication and psychotherapy are used.
It generally takes time to influence the way the genes express themselves in any therapy, whether it is talk therapy, medication or ECT, to name a few options.
This is skeletal. Any comments or additions?
(Random) Self-Care Tip 🙂 – know your options
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