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    How can an uncooperative patient with psychiatric disorder be managed?

Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: This is my wife she was admitted in hospital three times in year 2002, 2006 and 2010 for shock treatment. She is uncooperative for taking medicine. Now she is talking herself. She is uncooperative to go to hospital or to psychiatrist..
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can seek help of police

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Most countries have law for psychiatrically ill patients which can be used for involuntary admission of patient to psychiatric unit. You can call local police for this purpose and they will help you to bring the patient to hospital.

Once she is taken to hospital with help of police a long acting medication can be planned for her treatment. Currently there are lot of options available in form of once monthly treatment.

These kind of medications continue to act despite the uncooperative nature of patient.

I hope this helps you.
Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.
Thanks and regards.
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