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The Family Guide to Psychiatric Hospitalization

Mark J. Russ, MD

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A comprehensive and compassionate guide to help families understand and navigate psychiatric hospitalization.

Each year, millions of Americans face psychiatric hospitalizations, yet this process often remains shrouded in stigma and mystery. In this indispensable guide, Mark J. Russ, MD, offers patients and families essential support and vital information to navigate this challenging process, from admission to discharge.

The Family Guide to Psychiatric Hospitalization provides a comprehensive look into the procedures, treatments, and dynamics of the psychiatric care system. Dr. Russ provides...

A comprehensive and compassionate guide to help families understand and navigate psychiatric hospitalization.

Each year, millions of Americans face psychiatric hospitalizations, yet this process often remains shrouded in stigma and mystery. In this indispensable guide, Mark J. Russ, MD, offers patients and families essential support and vital information to navigate this challenging process, from admission to discharge.

The Family Guide to Psychiatric Hospitalization provides a comprehensive look into the procedures, treatments, and dynamics of the psychiatric care system. Dr. Russ provides invaluable information on:
• The history and evolution of psychiatric hospitals
• The logistics of the admission process, including how to choose the right hospital based on patient needs
• What families and patients can expect during every treatment phase, from initial assessment to active treatment to planning for discharge
• The critical role of family involvement in the care and recovery process
• The legal aspects of hospitalization, including patient rights and advocacy
• The strategies for aftercare and avoiding readmission, highlighting the importance of ongoing support after discharge

Dr. Russ shares not only professional insights but also his own personal journey with psychiatric hospitalization. His dual perspective as both physician and patient brings an unprecedented depth of compassion and understanding to this guide. Designed to educate and empower families, this book serves as a beacon of hope and a testament to the healing power of informed and compassionate care.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Brief History of Psychiatric Hospitals: How We Got Here
2. Admission
3. Choosing the Right Hospital
4. Initial Phase of Hospitalization: Assessment and Acclimation
5. Middle Phase of

Introduction
1. Brief History of Psychiatric Hospitals: How We Got Here
2. Admission
3. Choosing the Right Hospital
4. Initial Phase of Hospitalization: Assessment and Acclimation
5. Middle Phase of Hospitalization: Treatment and Discharge Planning Chapter
6. Behind the Curtain
7. How to Optimize Family Involvement
8. Somatic Treatment Strategies: What to Expect
9. Special Populations: The Young and the Elderly
10. Diversity and the Inpatient Experience
11. Legal Matters and Patients' Rights
12. Final Phase of Hospitalization: Aftercare
13. The Revolving Door
Afterword
Appendix: Resources

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Mark J. Russ, MD

Mark J. Russ, MD (NEW CANAAN, CT), is the chief medical officer at Silver Hill Hospital.