River Oaks Hospital


Adult Psychiatric Services

The Adult Psychiatry Program at River Oaks Hospital offers a comprehensive treatment approach to stabilizing acute psychiatric problems in adults of all ages. The Program is equipped to address a multitude of psychiatric illnesses including depressive disorders, bi-polar illnesses, anxiety disorders and chronic mental illness. Individuals experiencing severe behavioral disturbance or an inability to function may also benefit from treatment. Care is provided on an inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient basis.

With our psychiatric services, patients in crisis will find a safe and structured environment that offers compassion and hope. A multi-disciplinary treatment team including physicians, nurses, activities therapists and an individualized treatment plan is initiated with a special emphasis placed on medication management, as well as individual, group and family therapy.

The ultimate goal of treatment is to stabilize the immediate crisis and to enable the patient to return to the community with skills to promote personal and emotional development, relationship building and independence. Interventions are designed to provide patients with practical tools to manage their symptoms improve their coping abilities and solve their problems. A primary focus of treatment is placed on relapse prevention and education.

In order to reduce the need for future hospitalization, proper discharge planning is a priority. Staff works towards identifying and coordinating community resource support and aftercare services to assist each patient in meeting their goals. Whenever possible, and clinically appropriate, a patient’s family is engaged in the therapeutic process. Family or social support involvement is seen as being a critical issue in the area of relapse prevention.

Treatment Components:

Discharge planning and collaboration with community mental health care providers