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 whom 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 loved one
  • Excessive cursing, swearing, et.
  • 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