Most mental health problems are conditions that have their root in the biological processes of our body. These conditions can influence our mood, thoughts, and behavior. While every person experiences feelings such as sadness, anxiety, and anger, if the feelings continue for a long time they may start to disrupt our everyday lives. It's the disruption of our every day lives that signifies the conditions may benefit from treatment.
People often mistakenly assume that mental health disorders are a normal part of living and never realize they have a condition that can be treated. People also fear that they caused their symptoms, or they believe the symptoms are due to a weakness or character flaw. Mental health disorders are often medical problems caused by a combination of hereditary factors and life stresses. These problems are not a natural part of life and you can get better.
Learn more about our adult psychiatric services:
Inpatient psychiatric care
Inpatient psychiatric care means that you're admitted into our hospital to receive mental health services from our psychiatry specialists.
We provide 24-hour diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for all acute psychiatric problems with the goal of attaining your safety and stabilization. Our approach to treatment is through medication and group therapy, and arrangements for appropriate follow-up care.
The disorders we address include:
- Dual diagnosis (co-occurring) abuse disorders
- Other behavioral disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychotic disorders
Outpatient psychiatric care
Outpatient psychiatric care means that the mental health services you receive from us won't require an overnight stay at one of our facilities. Your care begins with a comprehensive evaluation to get a clear understanding of what you are seeking, to understand your situation, and to settle on a shared plan of action.
We offer many adult psychiatry outpatient services, including the following services.
Anxiety Disorders Service
Anxiety Disorders Service is devoted to clinical care, research, and training in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. We contribute to the advancement of treatments for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders through clinical research, evidence-based practice, and excellence in training of scientist-practitioners in the field.
Behavioral Medicine offers treatment for problems related to pain, headache, chronic illness, stress, and insomnia. Our primary approach to treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This approach involves collaboration between you and your clinician to understand and address the behavioral and psychological factors that are causing you distress and physical symptoms.
Geriatric Psychiatry provides mental health support for older adults. Our geriatric psychiatrists conduct comprehensive outpatient evaluations and, along with supervised trainees, offer inpatient consultations and a memory disorders clinic. These services are designed to identify psychiatric illnesses across the spectrum, from mild to severe.
Mood Disorders and Interventional Psychiatry
Our Mood Disorders and Interventional Psychiatry service specializes in the evaluation, treatment, and study of mood disorders. The most common forms of these illnesses are major depression, bipolar disorder, and dysthymia (persistent mild depression). We offer advanced treatments for treatment-resistant depression, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive treatment for stimulating neurons in the brain using a magnetic stimulator to relieve symptoms.
Neuropsychological Testing is a way of measuring different kinds of abilities, such as problem solving, attention, memory, language, and motor skills. Testing can often benefit those with Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, head trauma, nervous system infection, attention deficit disorders and learning disorders.
Psychopharmacology Services uses medication to treat people experiencing psychiatric difficulties. Knowledge in this field is expanding at a rapid rate allowing psychiatry to offer more and more research-supported options for people experiencing psychiatric difficulties. In particular, many more medications are available and more is known about their potential benefits and risks.
Psychotherapy Services offers several types of therapy services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, supportive therapy, and family therapy. Our team brings a range of skills and talents to help you learn to cope with thoughts and feelings, and to make helpful behavioral changes. Therapists work as a member of a team, which includes a psychiatrist, and medical treatments (such as medications) are available if indicated.
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