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A specialized inpatient unit at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is available for adults experiencing acute behavioral and emotional problems, and who have autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and other developmental disorders.
The inpatient unit provides acute stabilization and specialized evaluation, treatment, and referral.
Assessment and treatment depends on the individual patient and may include:
Caregivers and agency providers are involved throughout treatment. Opportunities for visitation are built into each person’s daily activities.
Many professionals in the fields of psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatry, and counseling are included on staff. Ongoing training also is provided to develop positive behavioral supports, positive approaches, and effective techniques to support the inpatient population.