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Butler Hospital

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Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders

Mood and anxiety disorders like depression are some of the most common mental illnesses, and can be either chronic or episodic. Mood disorders may be caused by brain functioning, genetic disorder or a life event, causing individuals to be challenged with everyday life functions. Through a variety of treatment options, symptoms can be managed successfully. Early intervention is essential in all areas of medicine, including the treatment of psychiatric illnesses.

Starting with the Patient Assessment Services (PAS) team, the clinical teams work with the individual to evaluate the appropriate level of care needed to treat the current indications of illness. At times, patients require a level of intensive treatment only available through an inpatient stay, or participation in a partial hospital day program which offers the appropriate level of intervention or next level of care after an inpatient visit. Working with PAS, the team guides the patient, as well as any individuals serving as a support system, in selecting the appropriate inpatient, partial hospital or outpatient program to best address the person’s health needs.

Linda Carpenter, MD | An Honest Conversation about Depression

Our Programs

Adult Intensive Treatment Unit

We offer inpatient services for adults aged 18 years or older needing a high level of psychiatric care for symptoms associated with major depression, bipolar, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder. We also address issues related to substance use that are often diagnosed along with psychotic and mood disorders. During the intensive five to ten day inpatient stay, patients’ symptoms and medications are stabilized plus therapies are introduced to explore opportunities to manage chronic conditions on a daily basis.

Adult General Treatment Units

Butler Hospital offers three adult inpatient units to meet the variety of acuity levels and symptoms of patients. Each offers a full range of treatment programs to stabilization the symptoms and to establish a foundation for ongoing treatment. With the supervision of a psychiatrist and working in group therapy sessions over a five to ten day stay, patients learn there is hope.

Adolescent Treatment Unit

An inpatient unit specifically for teens age 13 to 17 years, the clinical team supports the child’s entire family or guardians to address the symptoms of mental illness including depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. Our treatment team works with the teenager and his/her support system to determine the next best level of care after participating in the five to ten day intensive treatment program.

Cognitive Behavior Partial Hospital Therapy Program

A day program to help people develop the skills to effectively manage a variety of psychiatric conditions, this program utilizes a form of talk therapy that focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is based on the philosophy that the way we think affects the way we feel, which also affects the way we act. Running Monday through Friday from at 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the partial hospital program allows patients to return home each afternoon.

Integrated Therapies Program

This partial hospital program provides evidence-based treatment centered on existential and interpersonal therapy. The program provides a combination of treatment and therapies designed to work best for each individual person. Running weekdays, patients work closely with a personal therapist, meet with the supervising psychiatrist as needed and participate in several group sessions each day.

Women's Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

This program treats women who are chronically suicidal and who may have borderline personality disorder. The day program combines individual therapy and group skills training to address the behavioral, emotional and cognitive patterns that underlie their recurring difficulties. Attending daily, patients receive intense therapy for a concentrated period of time to develop self-awareness and interpersonal skills that allow women to more fully participate in their lives.

HealthPath Program

This insurance-based program is designed specifically for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island members. HealthPath provides wrap around services for substance use and mental health disorders, including treatment of co-occurring disorders. You pay one monthly payment regardless of the frequency or type of visits your clinical team selects for your treatment plan. Additionally, the program covers long term management of chronic conditions to provide the support needed for individuals to regain stability and discover better wellbeing.