Immediate help in a crisis
If you’re facing an emotional crisis, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital1 offers immediate help, providing short-term psychiatric care for adults and teens (13 years of age and older) in a hospital setting. Short-term inpatient care is provided in three secure hospital psychiatric units to help people who pose a risk to themselves or others, and those who are unable to care for themselves.
Northwestern Medicine offers personalized care from psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses and licensed therapists on staff at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH). These specialists work closely together to address acute problems and develop goals that will lead to a successful recovery plan. When you are admitted to the Inpatient Psychiatric Units at CDH, you may need medication to stabilize symptoms associated with a psychiatric episode or illness. Following stabilization, your care team3 at CDH will develop treatment recommendations that may include:
- Outpatient partial hospitalization
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Patient education
- Medication monitoring and supervision
- Follow-up services in the community
Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry
The Norman and Ida Stone Institute of Psychiatry is a 29-bed inpatient unit in the heart of the medical campus. It provides a contemporary approach to psychiatric care in the hospital setting. A healing environment, evidence-based psychotherapy, specialty pharmacology and neuromodulation all support our goal to accelerate recovery and prepare our patients to transition back into the community. We are the first inpatient psychiatric care unit in the country to incorporate behavioral activation into the care setting.
- 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: