Conditions and Treatments
Inpatient psychiatric care for behavioral and mental health concerns
Behavioral and mental health conditions are complex medical concerns that require expert treatment. This is especially true in cases that require inpatient psychiatric care, as patients may be at risk for harming themselves or others.
Conditions we treat with inpatient care
Depending on the severity of symptoms and potential danger to a patient or others, a number of conditions may benefit from inpatient treatment, such as:
- Depression and mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder
- Severe behavioral problems associated with dementia
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with one of these conditions, and you notice a sudden change or behavior that is concerning, go to the nearest emergency room or talk to your primary care doctor or psychiatrist. The doctor can refer you to us for a thorough assessment, which will give us information to create a personalized treatment plan for you.
If you have a condition that requires inpatient care, you can expect compassionate, customized care from our team of psychiatric providers.
Our inpatient treatment options
We have developed distinct treatment programs according to each patient’s age. Learn about our adult inpatient psychiatric treatment program and our inpatient psychiatric treatment program for children and teens.
A major focus of our treatment is the use of dialectical behavioral therapy, or DBT. DBT involves helping patients become more aware of themselves and their emotions. You’ll learn different, better ways of responding to negative emotions and stress that affect your everyday life, as well as ways to improve relationships with your loved ones.
During your stay, in addition to DBT, you’ll have access to a wide range of treatments and therapeutic activities. Some of the many options your treatment plan may include are:
- Electroconvulsive treatment, or ECT, which uses small electrical currents to relieve symptoms of behavioral and mental conditions
- Family therapy, if you choose to allow loved ones to participate in your care
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy, or one-on-one sessions with a psychiatrist or other mental health professionals
- Physical activities
- Recreational therapy, including activities that involve art, music, pets, and more
- Social skill building
After inpatient psychiatric care
One of the most important aspects of our inpatient care is to prepare you to go home. You’ll continue psychiatric treatment on an outpatient basis after you leave our facility.
Before discharge, we’ll work with your mental health provider to schedule a follow-up appointment for continuing care. If you don’t have a provider, we’ll identify resources for where you can get this ongoing care and make sure you have an appointment with an outpatient provider before you leave.
We also highly encourage patients to take advantage of ongoing support systems throughout our region. Learn more about available educational and support resources.