Patient Stories from the Center for Interventional Psychiatry

At the Center for Interventional Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, our experts provide help to patients in need. The stories below feature those who have had expert care and treatment from our team.

Note: These patients' treatments and results may not be representative of similar cases.

Dana Arkalis

​Dana's Story

Dana was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder. After being hospitalized at Western Psychiatric, she started receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments. Now, her symptoms are lesser and she has her creativity back.

Read Dana's story.

Judi Gaydeski

​Judi's Story

Judi suffered from bipolar disorder most of her adult life. After receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) while being hospitalized at Western Psychiatric, she is now given weekly treatments to help manage her symptoms.

Read Judi's story.


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