Who May Be Appropriate for an Initial Review?

  • Someone who poses an actual or imminent danger to self or others due to behavioral manifestations of a mental disorder.
  • Someone who is gravely disabled or impaired to the degree that he/she manifests major disability in social, familial, and/or occupational functioning
  • Someone who needs continuous skilled observation and acute evaluation available only in a psychiatric hospital.

Other Symptoms include sudden acute:

  • Aggressive behavior toward others
  • Prolonged grief issues over the loss of a loved one
  • Excessive cursing, swearing, etc.
  • Isolating excessively in room
  • Refusing to participate in activities
  • Sleeping excessively
  • Increased depression
  • Decline in hygiene or ADLs
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior
  • Significant level of psychotropic medications
  • Increase Change in Moods
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Slowed Thoughts
  • Slowed Movements
  • Sudden Weight Change
  • Extreme Irritability
  • Extreme Agitation
  • Sudden Change in Energy Level
  • Sudden Change in Activities
  • Seeing or Talking to Things That Aren’t There
  • Increased Complaints
  • False Beliefs
  • Bizarre Behaviors
  • Increased Fearfulness Increase in activities of Substance Abuse
  • Withdrawal from Alcohol or Other Abused Substances
  • Non-Compliance with medications with History of Mental Illness
  • Increased Paranoia

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Freedom Behavioral Hospital of Topeka

Telephone: (785) 235-1294
Fax: (785) 235-1296
Toll Free: (844) 423-4284
eFax: (785) 670-8373

1334 SW Buchanan Street
Topeka, KS 66604

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Admission Criteria:

This facility accepts all patients who meet the admission criteria for the provided level of care without bias. All patients will be admitted to the least restrictive level of care as treatment should be undertaken only as necessary.