Children Inpatient Psychiatric

Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital provides 24-hour inpatient care for adolescents ages 5 through 12 whose acute symptoms require a safe and therapeutic environment. Our team of adolescent specialists recognize and understand the unique needs of adolescent patients dealing with emotional and psychological disorders.

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The goal of our adolescent program is to provide stabilization of immediate concerns within a safe and structured environment. The treatment is short-term with the primary focus being on the reduction of symptoms and overall improvement of functioning.

Psychiatric or emotional disorders which may necessitate hospitalization include:

  • Recent suicide attempt
  • Current suicide ideation with lethal means and/or intent
  • Recent history of significant self-mutilation or self-endangering behavior
  • Post-traumatic stress; severe anxiety
  • Assaultive or Aggressive Behavior
  • Severe depression and hopelessness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychotic behaviors impacting daily activities
  • Substance abuse in conjunction with any of the above

Treatment plans include comprehensive assessment, group therapy, medication management, and family involvement. Therapeutic interventions include evidence-based theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission and revised throughout the hospitalization. A written aftercare plan is developed with the participation of the adolescent and family. It includes recommendations for further treatment, and follow-up appointments are scheduled as needed.


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Please call 855-982-0897 or contact us to start your road to recovery.