Patients are referred to the NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals network when they have a serious acute mental crisis, as well as related medical or neurological illnesses (NPH). Those who need treatment at the NeuroPsychiatric Hospital are physically and neurologically unfit to be admitted to a traditional mental health hospital, but they are also intellectually disabled to be treated in a traditional medical facility. A 55-year-old patient who is severely psychotic, a danger to themselves and others, and has an infectious disease such as AIDS is an example of a patient who should be admitted to a NeuroPsychiatric Hospital. A 20-year-old with severe bipolar illness, a history of violence, and an Autism diagnosis is another example. Finally, a person with a severe type of dementia would be an 85-year-old guy who has Alzheimer's disease, is combative, and has acute renal illness and diabetes.
Psychiatry and Internal Medicine meet in one location in Neuropsychiatric Hospitals. They are among an increasing number of patients who have few or no therapeutic options and need 24-hour care from professionals in both medical professions. As a result, the emergency care system is overburdened with NPH patients, resulting in little effective assistance for those who are really in need. NPH may also be referred to nursing homes, group homes, other mental institutions, and police enforcement. Because these hospitals serve as a safety net for local communities, all recommendations are made by the community rather than by physicians. Our patients come from all walks of life, from professional football players to the homeless. People from all socioeconomic backgrounds are affected by these disorders, and no one is immune to their devastating repercussions.