Yale Adult Psychiatry services include diagnosis and treatment for major adult psychiatric disorders. Three levels of care - inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient - are carefully structured to support a variety of disorders. Services are specifically designed for adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients over the age of 65. Inpatient services offer brief treatment for acute episodes of illness and patients may transition to the intensive outpatient programs which offer more intensive intervention than is readily provided in most outpatient settings. Services are also provided to patients admitted to medical and surgical units at Yale-New Haven Hospital who are experiencing significant psychiatric symptoms or problems. The goal of care is to maximize individual life skills and functioning.
Levels of Care Inpatient psychiatric programs at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital include:
The General Adult Inpatient Program treats patients in a 25-bed unit for a variety of disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and other serious psychiatric conditions. The brief, acute program provides a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and treatment to stabilize psychiatric symptoms.
The Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry Program provides acute treatment in an intensive and safe setting designed to address a wide range of psychiatric disorders that require hospitalization.
The Dual Diagnosis and Detoxification Inpatient Program is for those patients diagnosed with both substance abuse disorders and psychiatric illness. Treatment emphasizes assessment, brief treatment and crisis intervention, clinical case management and the initiation of rehabilitation. Members of the treatment team integrate biological, family systems, psychosocial and life skills approaches in treating the individual holistically and in helping patients achieve their goals.
The Psychiatric Inpatient Consultation Service, which is for patients admitted for other medical services at Yale-New Haven Hospital, who are experiencing significant psychiatric symptoms or problems.
The Crisis Intervention Unit provides psychiatric assessment, treatment and referrals for adults who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency with severe symptoms that are difficult to control.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) provide treatment for discharged in-patients or patients who need more intensive treatment than traditional outpatient therapy. Participants attend the program fewer than four hours per day and typically fewer than five days per week. Structured group therapy and case management is provided for patients who continue to struggle with psychiatric symptoms or co-occurring disorders and may be at risk for relapse.
Treatment tracks include:
General adult patients with depression, anxiety and psychiatric problems.
Specialized Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for patients who struggle with chronic patterns of suicidal or other self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse
DBT for substance abuse (DBT-S) is for patients who struggle with substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors
Outpatient Services are offered through Yale Behavioral Health Services (YBHS), an outpatient mental health and substance abuse facility located in Hamden. YBHS offers a comprehensive range of programs focused on addressing presenting problems, maximizing the individuals life skills and improving interpersonal and family relationships.
Intensive Outpatient Programs provides structured group therapy for patients who continue to struggle with psychiatric symptoms or co-occurring disorders and may be at risk for relapse. Participants attend the program fewer than four hours per day and typically fewer than five days per week.
Treatment tracks include: general adult patients with depression, anxiety and psychiatric problems; specialized Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for patients with chronic patterns of suicidal or other self-destructive behaviors, including substance abuse; and dialectical behavioral therapy for patients with substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors.
Outpatient Services are offered through Yale Behavioral Health Services, an outpatient mental health and substance abuse facility located. A comprehensive range of programs address presenting problems, maximize life skills and help to improve interpersonal and family relationships.