The Mood Disorder Inpatient Unit offers patients individualized attention to achieve the best possible outcomes. Patients are actively engaged in their treatment both in the facility and after discharge. Customized treatment plans are developed based on each patient’s unique needs.
In addition to group therapy, we offer a number of specialized therapies.
Music therapy allows patients to get in touch with emotions that they may be uncomfortable confronting directly. Reflecting on the lyrics of a song can give patients the words to express how they are feeling. Listening to songs suggested by other patients can help them explore emotions that have been ignored or suppressed for some time.
Patients who participate in art therapy explore their emotions through painting, drawing, sculpting, and other creative arts. As a form of nonverbal therapy, art allows people to express themselves in ways that complement traditional talk therapy.
Therapy dogs visit our mood disorder unit each week to spend time with our patients. Many people find that the presence of a dog can be calming and reduce stress. Therapy dogs are not service animals; they are dogs with gentle temperaments that have been trained to interact with patients. They are not present to perform a particular task for the patients. Instead, they are there simply to provide companionship and comfort.
Various forms of recreation can be used to help patients with mood disorders. Exercise can help promote positive emotional states, while games can allow patients to work through emotional problems. Other activities, such as our karaoke sessions, can allow patients to de-stress and enjoy themselves.
We help patients achieve their treatment goals by offering the following services:
- Psychopharmacologic treatment
- Intensive daily treatment that include cognitive behavioral therapy, support and discussion groups, recreational and relaxation activities, and goal-directed individual time
- Education sessions addressing stress management, medication management, work/life balance, communication skills, and planning and goal setting
- Daily visits by the treatment team, led by a psychiatrist to assess progress
- Discharge planning designed to help set follow up appointments and referrals to hometown resources or individualized therapy so that patients develop an appropriate transition plan