Patient : Hi,
If an anorexic refuses to eat during a 5150 hold (3 day involuntary psychiatric hold), is the person offered a supplement drink like Ensure, or is the person fed via a feeding tube?
Does the same thing happen in a treatment center?
Is the anorexic only fed via a feeding tube if the person refuses to eat or drink a supplement drink?
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