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NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals

NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals 

Patients are referred to the NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals network when they have a serious acute mental episode as well as concomitant medical or neurological illnesses (NPH). Those who need treatment at the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital are physically and neurologically too ill to be admitted to a typical mental health center, but they are also cognitively disabled to be treated in a regular medical facility. A 55-year-old patient who is severely psychotic, a danger to themselves and others, and has an infectious disease such as AIDS is an example of a patient who should be admitted to a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital facility. A 20-year-old man with severe bipolar illness, a history of violence, and an Autism diagnosis is another example. Finally, an 85-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease, violent behavior, acute renal illness, and diabetes is an example of someone with a severe type of dementia.

Psychiatry and Internal Medicine are combined at Neuropsychiatric Hospitals. They are among an ever-increasing number of patients who have few or no therapeutic options and need 24-hour care from professionals in both medical professions. As a result, the emergency care system is overburdened with NPH patients while offering little assistance to those who really need it. NPH may be referred to nursing homes, group homes, other mental institutions, and police enforcement. Because these hospitals provide a safety net for local communities, all referrals are made by the community rather than by physicians. Our patients range from professional football stars to the homeless. These diseases impact individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds in the same way, and no one is immune to their debilitating consequences.

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