At NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, we specialize in providing a continuum of care for a wide variety of complex neuropsychiatric and medical psychiatric conditions for our patients.
and Behavioral Programs
Our behavioral programming focuses on the inclusion of family members, hospital staff, and other pertinent caregivers to provide specialized education, training, and support programs. A growing number of efficacy studies have found holistic programs that include not only medical services, but structured psychiatric and behavioral services are most successful in treating complex neuropsychiatric and medical conditions. Given the complex nature of our patient’s psychiatric, medical, and neurological conditions, sometimes patients may need more intense services than the average patient.
Some of the specialized programs offered at NPH include:
Comprehensive Medical and Psychological Evaluation – To identify individual strengths and needs which leads to the development of a treatment program with the patient.
Group Therapy – Provides the patient with a supportive setting to explore feelings and to seek practical solutions to interpersonal problems.
Individual Therapy – Individual therapy sessions with a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist.
Validation and Reminiscence Therapy – Provides patients diagnosed with cognitive impairments the opportunity for life review with emphasis on the aging process, relationships, and positive memories.
Occupational, Art and Music Therapy – Assists the patient, through the creative use of crafts and music, to communicate that which is difficult to verbalize. In addition, these therapies foster self- awareness, improve concentration, decision making, and social interaction.
Stress Management Groups – Aids in the identification of stressors and teaches coping skills to help modify one’s lifestyle to reduce stress.
Memory Boards – Used for cueing and orientation.
Structured Activity Programs and Recreational Therapy – Engagement of patients in activities graded to capabilities including leisure events, crafts, and exercise.
Discharge Planning and Case Management – Assists the patient in identifying and obtaining supportive resources and services, and in making a successful transition to an outpatient setting.
Intellectual Impairment Program – Designed for patients with Intellectual Impairments who also suffer from acute psychiatric distress. We believe these patients deserve the same high quality of care as all patients.
Behavioral Therapy – Behavioral Therapy is an umbrella term for types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It functions on the idea that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed.
Certified Pet Therapy – Therapeutic activity with animal assistance to improve a patient’s social, emotional or cognitive functioning.
Many adults are affected by conditions that are genetically based. Conditions such as Autism, Downs Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease affect the patient neurologically, and may result in extreme behavioral disturbance and psychiatric crisis.
Adult psychiatry, specifically medical and neurobehavioral medicine, seeks to treat complex symptoms that most psychiatric hospitals cannot accept. Changes in neurological and medical conditions which impact a loved one’s mental health often become a concern for the friends, family, and caregivers long before the patient is even aware of the problem. By addressing these behavioral changes using medication, supervision, therapy, and at times, modification of the living environment, our team helps to manage these behavioral changes and benefits everyone involved in the patient’s care.
Neurodegenerative diseases result in declines in the cognitive functioning of the brain. Many times, patients are left with significant memory loss, confusion, and disorganized thinking. Degenerative diseases, such as Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Picks Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease, can sometimes result in an acute psychiatric emergency in which the individual requires a hospital setting for treatment and stabilization. Additionally, many individuals with developmental disorders such as Autism, Downs Syndrome, and other Intellectual Impairments can also suffer from acute psychiatric distress, including behaviors that are dangerous to self and others. At NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, our professional staff is committed to providing comprehensive psychiatric and behavioral treatment.
Neurodegenerative disorders are progressive clinical syndromes characterized by a decline or loss of memory and other cognitive abilities.
The most common disorders include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Vascular dementia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Mixed dementia
- Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Huntington’s disease
- Intermittent Explosive Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Major Depression Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
For the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on these and other neurodegenerative illnesses, we recommend visiting the websites below: