Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals and psychiatric wards ("psych" wards) when they are a sub-unit of a regular hospital, are hospitals or wards specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders, such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. etc Psychiatric hospitals vary widely in their size and grading. Some hospitals may specialize only in short-term or outpatient therapy for low-risk patients. Others may specialize in the temporary or permanent care of residents who, as a result of a psychological disorder, require routine assistance, treatment, or a specialized and controlled environment. Patients are often admitted on a voluntary basis, but people whom psychiatrists believe may pose a significant danger to themselves or others may be subject to involuntary commitment.
Modern psychiatric hospitals evolved from, and eventually replaced the older lunatic asylums. The treatment of inmates in early lunatic asylums was sometimes brutal and focused on containment and restraint. With successive waves of reform, and the introduction of effective evidence-based treatments, modern psychiatric hospitals provide a primary emphasis on treatment, and attempt where possible to help patients control their own lives in the outside world, with the use of a combination of psychiatric drugs and psychotherapy.
We the students of PMDCP visited Mental hospital in Dadar KPK. First of all thanks to Department of psychology, UOH for organizing such an informative trip. Many thanks to Respected & honorable Vice chancellor DR.Nasir Ali Khan for allowing us to visit that place. We are grateful to our HOD Dr. M Tariq for his support and guidance. Thanks for Sir Sajid M.Alvi for his throughout supervision and going along with students.
We learned a lot from this trip. We left for hospital at 8:35 am from university. After a long journey we reached there in hospital at 11:15 am.
We started visit under the guidance of focal person there while our visit to the wards we came to know many bitter realities.
The condition of patients was worst there. There was not any proper maintainance of hygiene. The patients were kept behind the bars. There are not enough wards to keep the patients. We came to know about many patients & their mental condition along with their treatment. Patients were complaining about the food as well, that is not good.
It was very horrible and shocking for us to come to know that there isn’t any psychiatrist or psychologist to treat the patients.
A lab technician is present to deal all the patients. Even he is treating & prescribing medicines himself to the patients. No one wants to go there as the place is so far. Higher authorities also do not pay any attention towards that place & its condition.
Although patients came there from far areas also but there isn’t any proper arrangement of treatment.
As a whole from this trip we learnt a lot. We came to know many such things which can help us in future in practical field.
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