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Inpatient psychiatric treatment refers to a particular treatment setting in which patients receive intensive mental health treatment while hospitalized. Psychiatric inpatients receive mental health treatment either in a psychiatric unit of a traditional hospital or in a specific psychiatric facility. Due to the high cost of hospitalization, as well as its intensive nature, inpatient treatment is generally used when other treatment options are not sufficient and 24-hour supervision or care is necessary to ensure the safety of a patient. Patients can receive inpatient treatment for a number of mental health issues, such as acute symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other severe mental health disorders. Furthermore, inpatient treatment is also used to treat patients with severe symptoms associated with eating disorders, personality disorders, or current ...

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