Based on the type and severity of mental health problems, the therapists at Athena Behavioral Health make a conclusive decision whether the patient requires complete inpatient rehabilitation or can be treated in outpatient care without the need for admission.
Remember, only the patients with mild or moderate symptoms of comparatively less dangerous conditions can be managed through outpatient care. The ones struggling with serious addiction or uncontrollable symptoms require 24/7 medical supervision that is possible only in an inpatient program at a credible rehabilitation facility.
Outpatient care alone can work in the following conditions:
If the patient is experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and is able to take care of himself/herself
Treatment does not require round-the-clock monitoring and administration
If the patient has a solid support system, including people with a medical background
If the condition of the patient is stable enough to take care of his food and medicine requirements and is capable of adhering to the designated schedules
If the patient is not suicidal
We, at Athena Behavioral Health ensure that outpatient care does have to be out of care. That is why we have specific plans to ensure optimum care for even outpatient candidates.
Our outpatient care model includes instructional and assessment charts to ensure that the symptoms never go out of control. The instructions specifically cover effective guidelines for:
Engagement and motivation
Avoiding a panic situation
Asking for help when needed
However, it is important to note that individuals receiving outpatient care are not immune to any emergency situation. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on possible signs that may indicate immediate hospitalization or medical care.
Symptoms Indicating an Emergency
Listed here are some major signs, which may be displayed by your loved ones at home indicating an emergency situation and requiring prompt medical attention:
Persistent feeling of sadness or being low
Unable to concentrate or think clearly
Strong and/or prolonged feelings of irritability or anger
Displaying extreme worry or fear
Extreme and unexpected mood swings
Showing strong reluctance to meet friends and participate in social activities
Inability to acknowledge other’s presence
Disturbed or irregular sleep
Always feeling tired and having low energy
Inconsistent dietary pattern like lack of appetite or increased hunger
Inability to perceive reality and making hypothetical realizations
Inability to handle emotions or anger
Uncontrolled urge for alcohol or other drugs
Sudden appearance of physical ailments (without any obvious reasons) such as stomach aches and headaches among other similar problems
Thinking about suicide
Inability to perform even routine works or handle daily problems and stress
Even if you are receiving outpatient care, you can call our 24×7 helpline 9289086193 to receive immediate medical attention.