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What's the difference between voluntary and involuntary hospitalization?

Tags:    Addiction, Inpatient, Mental Health Conditions


Voluntary hospitalization is as it sounds, the patient is able to make the conscious decision to seek treatment. Involuntary hospitalization is necessary when the patient is in such a mental state that they are unable to provide for basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, health or their safety. They are may also be unable to fully understand or lack the judgement needed in order to make an informed decision about the need for treatment.

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