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hospitalism

[hos′pitəliz′əm]
the physical or mental effects of hospitalization or institutionalization on patients, especially infants and children in whom the condition is characterized by social regression, personality disorders, and stunted growth. See also anaclitic depression.

hos·pi·tal·ism

(hos'pi-tăl-izm)
The environmental factors that negatively affect the physical or mental health of hospital patients.

hospitalism

[L. hospitalis, pert. to a guest, + Gr. -ismos, condition]
1. The air of depression and apathy that often surrounds a group of seriously ill patients, esp. if they are in an overcrowded ward.
2. A neurotic tendency to seek hospitalization and, once hospitalized, to resist being discharged.

Patient discussion about hospitalism

Q. I need to know when do the patient require hospitalization for bipolar? Hello everyone, I need to know when do the patient require hospitalization for bipolar and what are the factors decide on the duration of their stay?

A. There are many factors that can lead to hospitalization. It can be simply that the patient needs to be monitored while their medications are tweaked. It may be because the patient is in risk of harming themselves, or someone else. It may be that the patient is manic to a point where they may harm themselves. The stay in the hospital will also very depending on their symptoms and how quickly they can be controlled with medications and theropy. Sometimes a hospital stay could be very good for the patient and has often been a factor in saving lives.

Q. how long is a patient diagnosed with diverticulitis stay in the hospital How long is the observation period a patient diagnosed with diverticulitis

A. Simple diverticulitis may be treated as outpatient without hospitalization. Complicated cases are usually admitted and treated with antibiotics for several days.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/000257.htm

Q. I absolutely hate hospitals and doctors offices and can't stand them. any advice? I was very accident prone growing up so i have a lot of bad memories from the hospital and doctors offices that affect me today. Every time i get hurt or sick i refuse to go to get checked out and recently i did something to my wrist i was worried that i did something bad to it but i still wouldn't go. I'm better now but i need to get over my fears so i can handle these visits to the doctors or I'm worried something bad could happen in the future. Does anyone have any advice on what i should do?

A. this fear surly comes from places you know about. this is a first step! congratulations :).
now you have to figure what to do with them- that a very good situation to be in. all you have to do is choose how you want to overcome your fears. my advise to you is getting a psychologist that specialized in phobias. he can direct you to the next step much better then anyone else. you can also try Biofeedback, a treatment that helps you control your body reactions-
http://psychotherapy.com/bio.html
but i would let the psychologist recommend me a kind of therapy..
good luck!

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