NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals Provides Help for Patients With Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
Co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness is known as dual diagnosis. Either condition can develop first, but in more severe cases, they must be treated together for a successful recovery. This requires specialized treatment that most rehabilitation centers or psychiatric hospitals are not equipped to provide. NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, founded by Cameron Gilbert, Ph.D., can provide the treatment these patients need to make a full recovery.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million Americans experienced a substance use disorder and mental illness in 2018. 50% of people with severe mental illness also have a dual diagnosis of substance abuse. These patients require a high level of psychiatric care not found in standard drug and alcohol centers along with treatment for addiction.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana has dedicated his career to treating patients that are underserved by traditional treatment. Patients with a combination of physical and mental health problems, drug addiction, or intellectual disabilities are often treated for one condition at a time. At the same time, they continue to suffer from other issues. The innovative treatment model that is provided by NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals allows for true health, healing, and hope.
Treatment at one of Dr. Cameron Gilbert’s NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals begins with a comprehensive evaluation. This evaluation includes a physical exam and a complete mental health evaluation which also identifies addiction issues. The facility will then design a treatment plan based on the patient’s strengths and weaknesses. A team of doctors, mental health professionals, and specialists from many fields work together to provide each patient with comprehensive care.
This comprehensive care also allows them to care for patients with substance use disorder during the early treatment period. Many patients require constant medical supervision and treatment to get through the process safely. Withdrawal symptoms that occur in the detoxification period can range from aches and stomach upset to seizures and delirium and must be assessed by an internal medicine physician (in the NPH system) prior to admission. Dr. Cameron Gilbert’s/NPH’s treatment programs are uniquely designed to treat any problems that may arise during this period.
Behavioral therapy, recreational therapy, and group therapy are all provided at NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, in addition to pharmacological therapy, medical and psychiatric treatment. The patient’s need for substance use treatment and treatment for mental illness is individualized to meet each person’s unique issues.
Patients that are a danger to themselves or others are a specialty for Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana. He understands that most facilities are not equipped to treat these patients. He believes that all patients deserve the best care. His hospitals welcome extreme cases that often slip through the cracks. Dr. Gilbert’s hospitals also allow community referrals. Family members, religious organizations, and other medical or psychiatric facilities can all make referrals to NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana is committed to bringing healing to individuals, families, and communities with NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals. He states that the mission of NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals is “to ensure that all complexities of the patient are addressed to better heal the body and mind.”
May 22, 2020