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Patients are sent to the network of NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals when they have a serious acute mental episode as well as accompanying medical or neurological disorders (NPH). Those who need treatment at the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital are physically and neurologically ill enough to be admitted to a typical mental health hospital, but they are also cognitively disabled enough 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 might need admission to a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital facility. A 20-year-old woman with severe bipolar illness, a history of violence, and an Autism diagnosis is another example. Finally, a person with a severe type of dementia can be an 85-year-old guy who has Alzheimer's disease, is combative, and has acute renal illness and diabetes.

Psychiatry and Internal Medicine meet at one location in Neuropsychiatric Hospitals. They are among a growing number of patients who have few or no therapeutic options and need round-the-clock attention from doctors in both medical professions. As a result, the emergency care system is overburdened with NPH patients, leaving no respite for those who are really in need. NPH may get referrals from nursing homes, group homes, other mental institutions, and law enforcement. Because these hospitals serve as a safety net for the local community, all recommendations are made by the community rather than by doctors. Our patients range from professional football stars to the poorest of the poor. These diseases impact individuals from all socioeconomic situations in the same way, and no one is immune to their devastation.

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