Acadia Healthcare’s international network of treatment facilities provides multiple levels of care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors who have been struggling with psychiatric disorders. Individuals of all ages can receive comprehensive, personalized care for psychiatric disorders at facilities within the Acadia network.
Understanding Psychiatric Disorders
The term psychiatric disorders can refer to a wide range of conditions that may have a negative influence on mood, thoughts, and behaviors. Psychiatric disorders can affect individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults.
Depending on which type of psychiatric disorder a person is suffering from, the impact can extend to virtually all areas of their life. Certain psychiatric disorders can undermine a person’s ability to understand, interpret, and respond to their environment. Other psychiatric disorders can cause profound sadness, mood swings, diminished self-esteem, isolation, and a pervasive sense of hopelessness.
Many people who struggle with psychiatric disorders develop self-defeating behavior patterns or engage in maladaptive coping mechanisms, which can result in additional complications and increased distress.
Although psychiatric disorders can cause considerable harm, most people who experience these conditions can achieve a better quality of life when they receive the right type and level of care. Effective professional intervention, personalized services, and comprehensive support can improve the lives of children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults who have been struggling with psychiatric disorders.
Why Consider Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders
As noted in the previous section, untreated psychiatric disorders can have a devastating impact on individuals and families. In addition to psychological pain and functional impairments, many people who struggle with psychiatric disorders unfortunately also experience shame, guilt, or even a sense of personal failure. These reactions can lead to worsening symptoms, and they may prevent people from getting the help they need.
It is vital to understand that psychiatric disorders are treatable conditions. A child, adolescent, adult, or senior adult who develops a psychiatric disorder is not weak or flawed. Psychiatric disorders are not evidence of insufficient willpower or low character. They are legitimate health conditions that require effective professional treatment.
Acadia Healthcare’s international network of treatment facilities includes a full continuum of services to help individuals of all ages who have been dealing with psychiatric disorders. Starting with a thorough assessment, an accurate diagnosis, and the development of a personalized age-appropriate treatment plan, proper care for psychiatric disorders can empower individuals to manage their symptoms and regain control over their thoughts and behaviors.
Levels of Care Offered Through Acadia Healthcare
Given the many types of conditions that can be classified as psychiatric disorders, and the broad scope of symptoms and effects that these disorders can cause, it’s important to ensure that individuals have access to the levels of care that best meet their unique needs.
Treatment facilities within the Acadia network offer multiple levels of age-appropriate care for children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults who have developed psychiatric disorders. Some facilities in the Acadia network offer one level of care, while others provide treatment at multiple levels. In a similar fashion, some people will benefit from completing multiple levels of treatment for psychiatric disorders, while others will be best served by receiving care at one level.
Throughout the Acadia network, personalized treatment and customized services are hallmarks of care at all facilities. Depending upon an individual’s needs and goals, optimal treatment for a psychiatric disorder may involve one or more of the following levels of care:
Inpatient Treatment: Inpatient treatment is designed for individuals who are experiencing significant functional impairments due to a psychiatric disorder. Inpatient treatment occurs in a highly structured and closely supervised environment.
Residential Treatment: In addition to round-the-clock supervision, residential care for individuals who have psychiatric disorders typically includes a comprehensive array of personalized therapeutic, educational, and recreational activities.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Psychiatric care at the PHP level typically includes full days of treatment five days per week. Services usually include group sessions. Individual, family, and experiential therapy may also be available.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): The nature and frequency of psychiatric care at the IOP level varies based on the individual and the facility. IOP services are typically offered two to four times a week, two to three hours per day.
Traditional Outpatient Services: Traditional outpatient services feature significant flexibility. They may include individual, group, or family sessions that are scheduled weekly, monthly, or at whatever frequency is optimal for the individual.
To learn more about treatment options for a child, adolescent, adult, or senior adult who is struggling with a psychiatric disorder, contact an Acadia treatment facility today. At each facility within the Acadia network, a friendly and knowledgeable representative will be happy to answer all of your questions so that you can make the best decisions for yourself or your loved one.