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Adolescent Services

Research Psychiatric Center ensures that teenagers (teens, adolescents) are given separate units to fully devote time and attention to specific age groups and age-related conditions. Disorders that the psychologists and psychiatrists treat include:

  • Anger
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Conduct disorder
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Stress

Teenagers Have Special Needs

When a teenager is in distress and having emotional problems, their needs are much different from those of adults. Working with adolescents during difficult times in their lives requires specialized training and experience. Often, the first signs of problems are evident through behavioral challenges, sleep changes, as well as destructive activities.

For more than 30 years Research Psychiatric Center has been helping children through troubled times. Teens are an integral part of their home and school environment. It’s essential that adolescents and their families realize that they are part of an interconnected family system. The teen’s symptoms may be a product of other changes in their environment. True healing and change requires every family member’s involvement.

Hospital Based Treatment Options

Hospital based services include short-term, acute care Inpatient Hospitalizationa as well as Day Treatment programs. Staying in the hospital can be a daunting experience for a teenager. That’s why we make every effort to provide a structured, therapeutic, and safe environment in a caring atmosphere.

  • Adolescent Unit (ages 12 - 17)
    • The adolescent program focuses on providing a safe environment for the adolescent to recognize and address potential underlying emotional issues which often are manifested by depression, anger, stress or low self-esteem.
    • Our goal is to educate young people and their families about alternative coping strategies as well as ways to regain a sense of stability and self-sufficiency in their lives.
  • Partial Hospitalization
    • We offer partial hospitalization, or “day” programs, to adolescents. These programs afford the adolescent all of the intensive treatment available as an inpatient, but the adolescent goes home every afternoon. Please call (816) 276-3821. (Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

These programs provide effective options for the patient who urgently needs daily treatment without the need for 24-hour care. In addition, the partial, or “day” programs, can ease the transition from acute inpatient care to home or family.