Psychiatric “civil commitment”: The state-sanctioned involuntary hospitalization ofmentally disordered individual
Voluntary psychiatry hospitalization: Voluntary psychiatric admission...
Recent change in behavior or thinking
Panic, anxiety, or agitation
Neurovegetative symptoms ...
Patient or concerned family may call the ED and describe an emergency circumstance
Depending on state, police, social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist can send patient to ED ...
Danger to self
Danger to others
Severely disabled and unable to care for self/protect self in community
Follow commitment process for your state
Psychiatric civil commitment involves involuntary hospitalization due to mental illness and 1 of the following:
Substantial risk of harm to self
Substantial risk of harm to others
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298.9 Unspecified psychosis
300.9 Unspecified nonpsychotic mental disorder
V62.84 Suicidal ideation
V62.85 Homicidal ideation
F29 Unsp psychosis not due to a substance or known physiol cond
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