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Research Medical Center
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Behavioral Health

Research Medical Center provides the following comprehensive behavioral and mental health services at its off-site Research Psychiatric Center campus. For more information on any of these services please call (816) 235-8162.

Teen Mental Health

When teenagers are in distress and having emotional problems, their needs are much different from the needs of adults. Working with adolescents during difficult times in their lives requires psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists with specialized training and experience. 

Research Psychiatric Center ensures that teens are given devoted time and attention specific to their age group and age-related situation. 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

Adult Services

The adult inpatient program at Research Psychiatric Center is designed for patients ages 18-61. Treatment is multidisciplinary and includes traditional individual and group therapy. Psychologists and psychiatrists treat disorders such as:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction
  • Panic disorder
  • Schizophrenia

Day Treatment

The Day Treatment or Partial Hospital Program provides an effective option for the patient (adult or adolescent) who urgently needs daily treatment without the need for 24-hour care. Here are some of the program’s features and goals:

  • Daily interaction with psychiatrist to manage medications
  • Utilizes treatment modalities, including cognitive and other evidence-based therapies
  • Offers immediate and daily access to a safe, structured treatment environment
  • Designed to assist individuals in restoring and maintaining their highest possible level of functioning
  • Helps cultivate skills necessary to learn and live more satisfying and productive lives

Outpatient Services

Research Psychiatric Center’s outpatient clinic offers individual, group and family therapy. These services can be beneficial as an extension of treatment after an inpatient hospital stay or solely as outpatient therapy. Outpatient therapy can be helpful in avoiding a crisis situation, such as when an individual is struggling emotionally or battling an addiction but does not require inpatient hospitalization.

Senior Adult Services

This program was established to serve the unique needs of the age 60+ population. Younger patient may be admitted based on their situation. Senior adults often suffer from increased depression, grief, anger, anxiety, changes in memory and appetite loss. Sometimes these conditions are complicated by combative or angry behaviors. Board-certified (APA) geriatric psychiatrists and experienced master’s-level nurses lead the program to assure the care meets each patient’s needs.

STAR Program

STAR stands for Stress, Trauma, Addictions and Recovery. This separate, distinct inpatient unit or partial hospitalization program is for active duty service members. The program is led by an experienced psychiatrist who works with a team of therapists and caregivers to addresses each soldier’s behavioral health issues. These are commonly trauma, PTSD, substance abuse and addiction, and family issues.

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