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Inpatient Treatment for Depression?

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It started with really bad social anxiety and now i have “severe depression” and i cut a lot… my psychiatrist wants to put me in an inpatient care facility and i was just wondering what it’s like. I don’t really get the point, though, because there is no way i’m ever going to get better. Thanks. by the way i’m fifteen.

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Answer by needful thing
You will get better..An inpatient facility is rather like a port in the storm, so to speak. Your doc is just worried you may harm yourself further. Basically what they do is adjust your medication(S) see which one works best for you. Most of the patients are ok. It really isn’t that bad. Getting better for you may take a short time or a long time. It varies. Talking about any abuse that you have had, may it be bullying, emotional etc and getting someone to tell you that it wasn’t your fault is a really good step in getting well, then maybe you can learn why you had to develop some of your behaviors (for instance,sometimes we learn to be unreasonably mistrustful if we’ve been betrayed by someone we trusted), which makes perfect sense. I cut too, but have not done so for 3 and a half years. I also have anxiety and depression. I wish you well – I was diagnosed at 13 –

Answer by canada_winnipeg_man
The Inpatient Treatment for Depression Unit is staffed by psychiatrists and health professionals who have special expertise in the diagnosis and management of mood disorders and depression.
Treatment on the unit includes a specialized group and individual program that is specific to mood disorders. The usual length of stay is 1 to 4 weeks.
A major function of the unit is to conduct clinical research into the causes and treatments of mood disorders and depression.. The unit also plays an active role in training students in health care professions including medicine, nursing, and social work. The unit staff conducts continuing education programs on the latest developments in of mood disorders and depression to practicing health professionals throughout the area.

Patients can be referred by their physicians or psychiatris . Admission criteria for referral include:
Patients with a primary diagnosis of a mood disorder and depression. who require inpatient treatment. Patients with treatment-resistant depression or bipolar disorder. Patients with complicated diagnostic or treatment issues that require an inpatient consultation or expert medication management .Patients who may require electroconvulsive therapy.
I’m sorry you feel that way, I’ve been there too, and I know many others have as well. You’re not alone and it won’t last forever. I would say get help. It’s okay to ask for it at the inpatient treatment for depression. I have and others have, and it’s helped me and it’s helped others. I wish you the best too.

Take care as always!

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