There will be numerous incidences where psychiatric evaluations and treatments may be required, far too many that could be fitted in such a short space and time. The brevity here has been intentional because it merely wishes to provide the uninitiated reader with a brief introduction to possible scenarios of the inpatient psychiatric treatment houston center. In more cases than not, patients referred here will be in the throes of a critical or emergency situation.
And in other cases, patients will be referred here by order of the court. The most obvious example here is that a presiding judge or magistrate wishes to determine whether a criminally charged person was mentally incapacitated at the time of committing the crime. Allegedly. This order, in many cases, comes at the behest of the alleged murderer or felon’s attorney or legal representative. And for the ordinary man and woman in the street, it remains quite unfortunate that the perception continues to exist that, thanks to psychiatric evaluations, criminals continue to ‘get away with murder’.
The fact of the matter remains that this, really, is not the case. Broadly speaking, psychiatrists are making positive inroads in helping to create a better and safer society and living and working environment for all and sundry, including the alleged criminals. One of the most tragic incidences of inpatient psychiatric treatment evaluation could be the suicide case. But perhaps it could also be argued that this is not tragic at all.
After all, the suicide driven man or woman has, in actual fact, failed in his or her attempt to take his or her life. And it is here that the first chapter towards a long and slow recovery is being written. Or is it only the prologue.