Should a child be hospitalized for depression? Does hospitalization work? What's point of being hospitalized? What is happening in room?
After my daughter was first diagnosed with depression, we followed doctor's advice on medication and return visits, and did counseling, but always felt there was no effect. Later, daughter herself checked this on Internet and discussed with counselor importance of hospitalization. A week later, at request of my daughter, we also sent her to hospital. During epidemic, in addition to visiting other equipment for treatment, he spent almost all time in a ward with an area of several square meters.
There are four people living in our ward, one adult woman, I heard that she was in hospital several times and has a family history. Every time condition worsens, she is hospitalized, soon she recovers and is discharged, she is already working, but as soon as condition worsens, she cannot work normally. Her boyfriend took care of her, and he was very caring and attentive to her. When we checked into ward, she was already in good condition. After several days of observation, she was discharged without any problems.
There is another girl my daughter's age. She has a typical bipolar disorder. When in a good mood, she is full of energy and enthusiasm. There is no one she does not know in whole department. Several times she flared up emotionally and could not control herself, members of nurse's family helped her tie her to a hospital bed and gave her an injection to make her calm down. She was taken care of by her aunt because at time her mother was pregnant with her second child. She often shouts that her father does not love her, her mother does not love her, and no one needs her ... Auntie said, who does not love her? The family treats her like a treasure, but she's still not happy..
The other girl was in her third year of high school at time. When she was free, she enjoyed playing games and reading novels. When she became ill, she tried to scratch her hands in every way, there were practically no tools in ward, so she used tempered glass of a mobile phone or something else that, in her opinion, could be used. Or one who keeps crying and can't stop, still mumbling, college entrance exam is coming, what should she do if she can't pass university entrance exam, there is no chance, her whole life is ruined by this disease. Her grandmother takes care of her, her father drives a sports car on street, and her mother takes care of house. She looked forward to seeing her parents every day, but they never came. One day, mom and dad finally came, but they only managed to call through glass. She didn't know what she said and had another argument with her parents. Before her parents left, she rushed back into room and knocked over bedside table and everything on bedside table in room. Then he started crying again.
On contrary, my beforewhose most stable, she is dissatisfied and not interested in anything, there were no such radical actions at that time. At first, I was worried that these scenes in ward would affect her emotions, and I wanted her to see them as little as possible. However, in any way, chamber is a public place. The first time she saw their seizures, her daughter was frightened, but later she comforted them and took care of them.
These three are about same age and are all girls. When they are not sick, they get along pretty well. They watch anime together, order takeaway food together, and eat snacks together. Sometimes we also do a beauty spa together, put on a mask or something like that. From time to time, my daughter played two songs to them, and it was most wonderful time in department!
On first day of hospitalization, many different examinations are carried out, and then a treatment plan is drawn up: what medicine to take, how to take, which device to treat. Psychological consultation is usually carried out 2 times a week. . The medicine is dispensed by nurse according to time and dose is given only once each time. In future, doctor will go around wards every morning to sort out patient's condition in turn, and assistant will take appropriate notes. If medicine is picked up, you will find it when nurse delivers medicine. Of course, patients or family members can consult a doctor to learn more about a drug.
I think there is a point to hospitalization here too. The doctor will monitor patient every day, adjust medication in a timely manner for symptoms, increase or decrease dose, or switch to other drugs, and side effects. After adjusting medicine, you can also pay attention and adjust at any time, etc. . After a period of observation, physician can generally adjust dosage to an appropriate amount according to condition of patient. If patient's condition is stable, they can apply for discharge and go home to take necessary medication. This time usually ranges from 15 days to one to two months. The chamber is also equipped with various auxiliary healing instruments, which are said to have appropriate effects.
If you want to completely cure depression with short-term hospitalization, I personally think it's unlikely. But it is useful for relieving symptoms of severe depression and some physical symptoms.
Whether hospitalized or not, I personally think that we should respect ideas of child. For example, my daughter, she is ready to go to hospital herself. But after I returned, I still declared that I would never go to hospital again.
At time of her daughter's hospitalization, despite impact of epidemic, ward was still full of patients. The floor we are on is mostly young patients, and there are more girls than boys, they will also communicate with each other, how to deal with black dogs, and will also watch otherg a friend has scars on his arms, new or old. They will also play games together and accompany and comfort each other when they are sick. There are also those who are sadder because of influence of other patients. However, nurses and doctors are always around, so don't worry too much.
There are also conflicts among little patients. My daughter had a fight with a girl her age in next room and she got into a fight. Later, after being released from hospital, they became good friends.
During hospitalization, we adjusted medicine twice and held two consultations. Also, my daughter participated in some games and activities for little patients every day. Other than fight incident, compared to other people in room, her daughter's condition is pretty stable. So we only stayed for two weeks and applied to be discharged home.