Inpatient Behavioral Health Services
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For people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, brief hospitalization can provide immediate intervention in a managed environment to quickly address symptoms.
As part of one of the largest psychiatry programs in the country, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, and other behavioral health care professionals offer high-quality inpatient care with compassion and skill.
The focus of inpatient care is to stabilize the patient’s symptoms, improve emotional well-being, and restore functional abilities to help patients manage their daily lives. Patients at UT Southwestern receive an intensive, individualized program that combines psychotherapy and medication within the safety of our inpatient units.
Our behavioral health professionals offer inpatient care specifically designed for the most challenging situations. People come to UT Southwestern because we offer:
Find out more about the conditions we treat in our adult psychiatry programs.
We’ve created a set of guidelines for anyone visiting our Behavioral Health Unit. Please review these before visiting the unit, and help us continue to provide a caring, healing, and safe environment.
When patients are admitted, our psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers use a team approach for crisis stabilization. Patients receive care in a controlled and peaceful environment.
Our team works closely with each patient to create an individualized treatment program that can include one or more of the following:
Our psychiatry and psychology professionals care for patients who are being treated in other departments at UT Southwestern, addressing mental health issues related to conditions such as stroke, heart attack, burns, head injury, or complicated labor and delivery.
Our mental health care team helps promote successful recovery using medication management, bedside psychotherapy, and behavioral medicine interventions to enhance patients’ physical and emotional well-being. They also educate hospital staff about the mental health issues that can affect patients under their care.
Our behavioral health professionals provide care for the whole patient – body, mind, and spirit. As patients transition from inpatient to outpatient care, we support their quality of life with support groups and other resources. These services can be tailored to meet the specific needs of patients and their families. Find out more about supportive services available for psychiatry and psychology patients.
The Division of Psychiatry sponsors research programs in several areas of behavioral health, such as:
Learn more about research in psychiatry at UT Southwestern.