Our inpatient program is designed to effectively treat youth, adults and seniors suffering from acute behavioral health problems. These often times can include a crisis situation requiring short-term inpatient hospitalization in a structured program. We provide assessment, diagnosis and rapid stabilization of acute psychiatric issues with referrals to less intensive levels of follow-up care and support. Our goal is to help our clients improve their clinical status, regain their quality of life and return to daily activities in their homes, workplaces and in their community.
Inpatient Service Highlights:
- Structured, therapeutic environment
- Intensive physician involvement and oversight
- Physician-led, multi-disciplinary treatment team
- Individualized treatment planning
- Therapeutic groups and educational classes addressing psychiatric disorders
- Intensive inpatient treatment not available on an outpatient basis
- Coordination and discharge planning with outpatient services, community providers, outside agencies, family members
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
We offer Electroconvulsive Therapy on an inpatient basis for adults 18 years and older. ECT is a highly effective treatment option for those suffering with severe depression, mania and catatonia. Also known as “shock therapy” to some, ECT is a procedure in which electric currents are passed through the brain under the supervision of a psychiatrist and nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Electroconvulsive Therapy is often used after other treatments have failed and can cause change to the brain’s chemistry while relieving mental health symptoms.
Each patient typically receives a series of 8-12 treatments. Treatments usually begin three times per week and then taper to monthly based on the individual needs of the patient. Two psychiatrists must render separate opinions supporting the benefit of the treatment. We have psychiatrists experienced in ECT evaluation whom are also available to render 2nd opinions.
Overall, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) can be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from severe depression, have suicidal thoughts or tendencies or have bipolar disorder with depression/mania. You may have heard of this referred to as “shock treatment” at times, but the technical term is Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), and has proven as an effective course of treatment in certain cases and situations for patients.