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Eleven Good Ideas for Inpatient Psychiatry


Inpatient psychiatry is dreadful, so here are my recommendations for changing it.  Medicate the staff first.  Those people are way too edgy and jumpy.  They got major control issues.  Dummy them down with drugs.  They seriously need to relax and … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Hospital: About Carol (Part III)


            Tuesday night Carol and I both sleep well, and Wednesday morning we are both up and dressed by 7:30 a.m.  She wishes for something to drink.  I explain to her that Cathy, the night nurse, will not give out … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Hospital: About Carol (Part II)


            I talk to Carol, and she takes an interest.  She responds.  The second day we share a room, she stops closing the door and the blinds every time I walk out.  She lets me and the light in.  This … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: About Carol (Part 1)


            Carol is in her sixties, a small-boned woman with reddish-brown hair.  She is diagnosed as acutely depressed.  She lies in bed under the covers with her back to the door.  She lays in the dark with the door and … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s Inpatient Psychiatry: About “Lynn”


“Lynn” is the divorced mother of two children who are both doing well in school.  She has stable employment and is a devout Christian.  She is an African-American woman who is intelligent and soft-spoken—a quietly kind person. Lynn is on … Continue reading

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