According to trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk, trauma is an event that overwhelms your central nervous system. It affects the way you process and recall memories, which can impact how you respond to present-day situations. Trauma treatment, which can include EMDR, inner child work, and cognitive behavior therapy, is designed to help you reprocess your trauma and build effective coping strategies
Many of us experience anxiety in anticipation of a threat, making it a normal emotion in certain situations. But when your anxiety prevents you from functioning, it’s a sign of an anxiety disorder. During inpatient treatment for anxiety disorders, techniques like cognitive behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and group therapy are used to manage stress and prevent constant worry.
With bipolar disorder, you go through intense emotional states that last between a few days and weeks. It’s characterized by manic and depressive episodes, so it requires a combination of medication and evidence-based therapies. Since inpatient treatment uses a holistic approach, mental health experts also recommend alternative relaxation therapies to improve your wellbeing.
Depressive disorders are a category of mental disorders that have one thing in common: persistent low mood and lack of interest in activities to the extent that it interferes with everyday functions. Inpatient treatment for depressive disorders include a combination of pharmacological and therapeutic interventions, as well as complementary therapies.
Symptoms of dissociative disorder include disturbances in your perception, sense of self, emotions, and behavior, which leads to distress and impairment in functioning. The category includes diagnoses such as dissociative amnesia, dissociative identity disorder, and depersonalization/derealization. Inpatient treatment will involve psychotherapies such as EMDR, psychodynamic talk therapy, cognitive behavior therapies, and medication, if the need arises.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a trauma and stress-related disorder that occurs as a result of exposure to one or a series of traumatic events. You have intrusive thoughts about the experience, avoid stimuli associated with the event, and experience negative changes in mood and behavior. It affects people such as war veterans, refugees, and sexual abuse survivors. The inpatient treatment program offers therapies such as individual psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy to improve emotional regulation and build healthy coping skills.
Schizophrenia is characterized by psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, as well as disorganized speech and behavior. You also experience negative symptoms like restricted expression and inappropriate emotional responses. It can have a major impact on your quality of life and relationships. Inpatient treatment for schizophrenia includes medication, psychotherapy, and skill-building to reduce symptoms and help you adjust.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health condition characterized by obsessions and compulsions. In the two-part process, you experience distressing thoughts that lead to intense anxiety, so you engage in repetitive behaviors like excessive checking or counting. Inpatient treatment for OCD includes medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to help you manage intrusive thoughts.
Panic disorder is characterized by frequent and unpredictable panic attacks. During an attack, you may feel like you’re losing control, despite the absence of an apparent threat. During inpatient treatment, you can expect to attend sessions for cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and group therapy. The goal of treatment is to reduce the fear associated with experiencing a panic attack so your symptoms no longer impair functions.
Self-harm refers to the act of hurting yourself and causing physical pain as a way to cope with painful memories or stressful experiences. The prevalence rate of self harm is higher among young adults and presents in a number of ways such as cutting, burning, or hitting oneself. The goal of inpatient treatment is to help you determine the reason for engaging in self harming behaviors, building effective coping strategies, and preventing a relapse in the future.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Having borderline personality disorder means presenting a consistent pattern of instability with respect to your self-image, emotions, and relationships, accompanied by impulsive behavior. Symptoms include abrupt changes in behavior and self-destructive tendencies. Therapeutic interventions such as dialectical behavioral therapy are specifically designed to help you learn emotional regulation and distress tolerance for better symptom management.
Levels of Care
URP Behavioral Health is a Level 1 mental health residential program. During an inpatient program, patients live in the same place they’re seeking treatment. The therapeutic environment is designed to be comfortable, calming, and free of distractions that can interfere with the treatment process. It’s well-suited for anyone looking to recover in a scenic location, far away from the stress of daily life.
At the same time, mental health practitioners recommend it if you live in a stressful environment that can prevent you from recovering. Similarly, staying at a residential program is the best approach if you’re struggling with a condition that’s affecting your level of functioning to the extent that you need constant supervision.
Inpatient Treatment vs Outpatient Treatment
When seeking treatment for a mental disorder, you can choose between an inpatient and outpatient program. Here’s how they differ from each other.
Constant Supervision and Care
With inpatient treatment, you’ll be under constant supervision of registered nurses and a physician will be on call in case you require medical assistance. This is preferable when you have a condition that causes you to engage in potentially dangerous behavior or are prone to physical symptoms that may require urgent medical care.
For treatment to be effective, it’s important that you have a private space where you can reflect on what you learn. In outpatient treatment, returning home to your work and family responsibilities can prevent you from implementing the skills you build during therapy. In contrast, inpatient treatment centers offer private accommodation that helps you block out stress and focus on recovering in a peaceful environment.
With outpatient treatment, it’s possible that you’ll encounter various barriers to successful recovery. On some days, your symptoms can be highly debilitating, preventing you from getting out of bed, let alone attending a therapy session. Similarly, commuting to and from therapy sessions can be a difficult task for some to manage alongside a job and other responsibilities. This doesn’t happen in inpatient treatment, which increases the likelihood of treatment plan completion and adherence.
Because outpatient treatment is limited to a few sessions each week, your interaction with mental health practitioners is kept to a minimum. During this time, they can only address your condition and help you manage symptoms. Inpatient treatment programs take a holistic approach, so it doesn’t just treat your mental disorder. Rather, it focuses on building life skills, psychoeducation, nutritional counseling, and mind-body wellness.
Why Choose URP BH
Wondering why you or a loved one should seek treatment at URP Behavioral Health? Here’s what we offer with our intensive residential treatment program:
The facility is designed with modern amenities to provide a comfortable stay away from home. You can choose to stay in a private or shared room with another resident to ensure privacy. Chef-catered meals are prepared with fresh ingredients on a daily basis so you get balanced nutrition that aligns with your dietary restrictions.
A fundamental aspect of treatment at URP Behavioral Health involves the use of evidence-based treatments. These techniques are tested in controlled settings through randomized trials and are proven to be effective. Some of the common evidence-based techniques offered during inpatient treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Complementary Relaxation Treatments
In addition to evidence-based treatments, your case manager will also suggest complementary therapies as part of our holistic approach. These include options such as animal-assisted therapy, yoga, and massage therapy. The purpose of these therapies isn’t to treat your condition, but rather alleviate the stress that comes with a mental disorder and improve your sense of wellbeing.
Interdisciplinary Team and Individualized Treatment
Every person’s mental health is different, so it’s ineffective to try a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s why an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, physicians, therapists, and registered nurses work together to build an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs.
Let us guide you towards healing
We know that seeking treatment can be overwhelming, but our staff is here to make the process as smooth as possible. We’re available 24/7 to address any questions or concerns you may have.