Akron General’s Center for Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is regionally recognized for both in- and outpatient treatment of adult psychiatric disorders including depression and anxiety, behavioral problems, thought disorders and other mental health concerns. With more than 35 years of experience, we help reduce symptoms, restore a sense of safety and develop skills for physical and emotional well being and independent living.
Patients Are Individuals, Their Care Should Be Too
The Center provides a full range of psychiatric care tailored to each patient’s needs. After the evaluation, patients are referred to the programs that meet their healthcare needs in the most cost-effective manner. We work with patients, employers and payors to return individuals to work and to their families as quickly as possible. All patients receive the highest level of care and complete confidentiality during and after their treatment.
New Outpatient Treatment for Depression
Depression is a serious illness affecting more than 14 million American adults every year. Akron General is the first hospital in Northeast Ohio to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy for hard-to-treat depression. Many find relief through talk therapy and medication, but when symptoms linger, this treatment may be an alternative for some. For more information, talk to your doctor or call 330-344-7980.
Day Program or Convenient Evening Program
The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a unique and cost-effective treatment program for individuals who’ll benefit from a more intensive treatment than outpatient therapy, but who do not require hospitalization. A structured and intensive day treatment helps patients successfully recover from depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, thought disorders and more.
In six to nine days patients begin a transition back into the community, and back to their lives. Treatment is highly individualized and can include group therapy, case management, family involvement, expressive therapy and support groups. Program hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., with several evening support groups. After discharge, a five-week outpatient therapy group is available so that patients may explore additional therapeutic issues and to help them during their transition in a manner that fosters active support and continuous care. Many people choose to continue participating in this group, in addition to individual counseling and psychiatric management with their doctors.
A convenient alternative for those who cannot take time off of work or school is our Intensive Outpatient Program at the Center for Behavioral Medicine & Wellness, located at the Akron General Health & Wellness Center West. This outpatient location also offer some unique services, which compliment behavioral health treatment and promote overall wellness.
Patients can be referred to our day or evening program by their physician or through a self-referral. For more information, call 330-344-1559 or 330-665-8171.
When Needs Are Immediate
When needs are more immediate, but not an emergency, the Center’s Urgent Behavioral Evaluation Team (UBET) can facilitate a prompt evaluation and. In an urgent situation, when there’s threat of harming oneself or others, patients should always go to the Emergency Department or call 911. For more information about the Center’s UBET Team, call Akron General’s Partial Hospitalization Program at 330-344-1559.