Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry
The Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry opened in the heart of the medical campus in September 2011. It provides a contemporary approach to psychiatric care in the hospital setting. We are the first inpatient psychiatric care unit in the country to incorporate behavioral activation into the care setting, and our goal is to accelerate recovery and prepare our patients to transition back into the community.
- The thoughtful planning and design of our inpatient unit supports our ability to treat more severely ill patients in shorter periods of time.
- Inpatient care is influenced by our scientific research into new ways to combine medication, brain stimulation (including transcranial magnetic stimulation) and psychotherapy for better outcomes with clinical trials underway.
- Patient-focused concepts, such as programming overhead lighting to mimic circadian rhythms and a “neighborhood” model of care that relates the geography of the inpatient unit to the movement of everyday life, helps assist with the transition beyond inpatient treatment.
- Behavioral activation helps patients learn how to actively manage illness through activities that focus on increasing personal motivation, accomplishing goals, managing stress and complying with an individual treatment plan.
- Physical health is integrated with mental therapy through an exercise room and classes such as yoga. When using the meditation room, patients can choose the brightness of light and its color.
- 25 private rooms and two semi-private rooms are located around the perimeter of the unit to maximize exposure to natural light.
- Carefully chosen healing art adds warmth and promotes a calm atmosphere.
The Stone Institute of Psychiatry offers treatments for a range of disorders, including:
- Depression and other mood disorders
- Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
- Anxiety disorders
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Mental conditions unique to women
- Adolescent behavioral health
- The dual diagnosis and treatment of mental illness with addiction
Treatment options offered include:
- Emergency and crisis intervention
- Neuromodulation therapy including electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation
- Psychosocial and cognitive rehabilitation
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