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Chronic & Severe Disorders

Adults who have severe and ongoing mental illness — schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, other psychotic illnesses, severe mood disorders, or personality disorders — benefit from the complete range of specialized services that Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic provides.

These conditions are chronic, with symptoms waxing and waning over time. Because of this, adults with these diagnoses need a variety of services that provide ongoing care for their illness.

Through programs in outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings, the appropriate types of treatment can be provided without interruption.

Because family involvement is important in managing mental illnesses, both supportive and educational services are provided for family members. When necessary, community services for patients are arranged through appropriate agencies outside Western Psychiatric.

Mood Disorders Treatment and Research

The Mood Disorders Treatment and Research program has specific expertise in the treatment of various types of depression and bipolar disorders. Services provided in this program include innovative treatment for depression, including medication, therapy and/or a combination for individuals who qualify. Clinical care is provided within the environment of conducting research in mood disorders treatment.

Our research includes the evaluation of new investigational medications, existing medications, and new and existing forms of psychotherapy. Each study has a specific structure designed to test the effectiveness of the treatment. In all cases, participants are carefully followed.

People who believe they may be suffering from a mood disorder may call the toll-free intake line and have a confidential conversation with a trained clinician. Clinical research is an important option in the treatment of mood disorders for those who are interested in helping themselves and others who may be living with a mood disorder.

For more information about our Mood Disorders Treatment and Research programs, or to make a referral, call 1-888-427-1532.

Contact Us

For general information, call
412-624-1000 or
toll free 1-877-624-4100.

Crisis support services
for residents in
Allegheny County, call
re:solve Crisis Network
at 1-888-7-YOU CAN
or 1-888-796-8226

Western Psychiatric
Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1-877-624-4100

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