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The Center for Interventional Psychiatry at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

The Center for Interventional Psychiatry at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital provides treatment options for neuropsychiatric disorders that require specialized care, particularly conditions that are non-responsive to usual treatment.

At times, certain people do not see improvements with usual first-line treatments. These individuals may benefit from the interventional treatments that we offer.

Our team of specialized professionals offers individualized treatments for conditions such as:

  • Hard-to-treat depression
  • Catatonia
  • Hard-to-treat mania
  • Hard-to-treat schizophrenia
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Interventional Psychiatric Treatment Options at UPMC

In the field of psychiatry, first-line treatment usually consists of psychotherapy, or counseling, and medication. Most patients receive benefits and maintain improvement from these standard approaches. In interventional psychiatry, the physician "intervenes," and provides alternative treatments when a patient has not benefited from these standard treatments.

The Center for Interventional Psychiatry specializes in the use of ECT (electroconvulsive therapy), TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), DBS (deep brain stimulation), and EsKIT (esketamine intranasal therapy). We offer our interventional services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Ketamine infusion therapy (KIT) will be available in the near future.

Contact the Center for Interventional Psychiatry at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the Center for Interventional Psychiatry, please call 412-246-5063.