Monday, September 14, 2015

Screaming Mimi

Hear that blood curdling scream?  That's my patient who isn't, shall we say, happy, about her impending mental health admission. Get ready, because her screaming will continue for the next half hour....til the meds kick in. The med I gave her after she was put in 4 point restraints.

Did I mention that this patient of mine is fourteen?  Mom and dad watched the whole scene unfold.

Did I mention that this patient is already on 3 psych med and has a couple of psych diagnoses? She is one of many teenagers we get in on a regular basis. I would say at least 50% of the mental health patients now are adolescents.

Did I mention that, as usual, there are no psych beds? This kid will probably still be here when I come back in two days....

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