Alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation.

08:00 EDT 14th August 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation."

In psychiatry, alternatives to hospitalisation have been developed further to deinstitutionalisation. With the decrease in the number of psychiatric beds and the emergence of new representations regarding the possibility of recovery for people with mental disorder, hospitalisations have been limited to crisis periods. Sheltered housing has been created for vulnerable people. New models of care such « assertive » community treatment » allow to following people with severe mental disorders in the community, whilst avoiding precariousness and isolation. This article aims to present alternatives to psychiatric hospitalisation in a vision of care that answers patients' needs in a proportional and efficient way, that offers a good collaboration with other care providers and that is well-balanced between community care and hospitalisations.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Revue medicale suisse
ISSN: 1660-9379
Pages: 1402-1406


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [1994 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Variations in patterns of involuntary hospitalisation and in legal frameworks: an international comparative study.

Rising annual incidence of involuntary hospitalisation have been reported in England and some other higher-income countries, but the reasons for this increase are unclear. We aimed to describe the ext...

A mixed psychiatric and somatic care unit for trauma patients: 10 years of experience in an urban level I trauma center in the Netherlands.

A medical-psychiatric unit (MPU) is a special ward where staff is trained in caring for patients with psychiatric or behavioural problems that need hospitalisation for physical health problems. It is ...

Changes in cytokines during treatment of elderly, hospitalized psychiatric patients - a naturalistic study.

Immunological abnormalities have been demonstrated in several psychiatric disorders. Predominantly, studies have focused on younger adults, and research on elderly psychiatric in-patients is scant. In...

Peer mentoring for eating disorders: results from the evaluation of a pilot program.

Eating disorders (EDs) are serious psychiatric illnesses that have high rates of morbidity and mortality, and low long-term recovery rates. Peer mentor programs (PMPs) have been associated with reduce...

High and intensive care in long-term inpatient psychiatric services.

The increase in ambulant healthcare has also led to (simultaneously gained) insights that possibilities for temporary hospitalisation/admittance should be available for patients who experience a serio...

Clinical Trials [1240 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Internet Gaming Disorder and Psychiatric Disorder

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) recently identified Internet gaming disorder as a new potential psychiatric disorder which need furth...

Patient-Centered Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization for Veterans

A variety of models of psychiatric hospital alternative care have been developed over the past several decades. San Diego�s Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) model is one o...

Treatment for Psychological and Drug Abuse Problems

The purpose of the study is to evaluate methods to help people in substance abuse treatment receive better psychiatric care. Patients enrolled in the study will be offered three months of...

Mortality and Symptom Burden Post Hospitalisation With COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common progressive lung disease which causes breathlessness and frequent exacerbations, with patients often requiring hospitalisation. Pat...

Magnesium Sulfate to Prevent Hospitalisation of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The purpose of this study is to assess whether administration of a bolus dose of MgSO4 (magnesium sulfate) plus standard therapy is superior to standard therapy alone for the management of...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing, and education. The alternatives may include reduction in the number of animals used, replacement of animals with a non-animal model or with animals of a species lower phylogenetically, or refinement of methods to minimize pain and distress of animals used.

A theoretical technique utilizing a group of related constructs to describe or prescribe how individuals or groups of people choose a course of action when faced with several alternatives and a variable amount of knowledge about the determinants of the outcomes of those alternatives.

The biologic treatment of mental disorders (e.g., ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY), in contrast with psychotherapy. (Stone, American Psychiatric Glossary, 1988, p159)

Persons who assist in the routine care of psychiatric persons, usually under the supervision of the nursing department.

Organized services to provide immediate psychiatric care to patients with acute psychological disturbances.

Quick Search
DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Psychiatry is the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management and prevention.  Conditions include schizophrenia, severe depression and panic disorders among others. There are pharmaceutical treatments as well as other therapies to help...

Mental Health
Adhd Anorexia Depression Dyslexia Mental Health Psychiatry Schizophrenia Stress Mental health, although not being as obvious as physical health, is very important, causing great unhappiness to those affected, causing add...

Searches Linking to this Article