Questions for Boston Children’s Hospital: Why was Justina Pelletier admitted to a locked psychiatric unit for 7-9 months?
Somatic Symptom Disorder (SSD) is not considered a severe mental illness requiring acute in-patient psychiatric care. What were the indications for Justina Pelletier’s in-patient admission? Patients with severe mental illness who require in-patient care are acutely psychotic or at risk for self -harm. Was this the case for Justina Pelletier?
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