The Best Psychiatric Hospitals in the USA

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Finding a highly affective hospital is just as important as finding the right treatments when it comes to psychiatric care.
Finding a highly affective hospital is just as important as finding the right treatments when it comes to psychiatric care. (Image: physicians desk image by Keith Frith from Fotolia.com)

Psychiatric care is vital in addressing mental health issues in patients. While patients should be placed into care as soon as possible, as deemed necessary by physicians, it's also important that they are placed into facilities that can adequately treat their conditions. According to U.S. News And World Report's "Best Hospitals 2010-2011," the best psychiatric hospitals in the United States are ranked by the the reputation of the facility.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital proudly reveals on their website that U.S. News and Report has ranked the hospital the best in this care for 15 years running as of 2010. They provide care for attention deficit disorders or ADHD, anxiety orders, autism, bipolar disorders, depression, eating disorders and schizophrenia as well as age specific disorders for pediatrics, adolescents and geriatrics. The hospital is committed to research in brain science, genetics and biology to find new ways to treat unresponsive patients.

Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street Boston, Massachusetts 02114 617-726-2000 617-724-8800 (for the hearing impaired) mgh.harvard.edu

John Hopkins Hospital

John Hopkins Hospital states that in 2010, they continued to treat more medically compromised psychiatric patients than any other facility in Maryland. In 2009, their goal to provide care resulted in 48,697 outpatient, 2,798 inpatient, 8,186 hospital, and their admitting 1,215 to their emergency room and transferring 113 to other facilities. JHH addresses a wide variety of psychiatric problems, including those related to AIDS, brain stimulation, child and adolescent, community, geriatric, and neuropsychiatry. They also specialize in anxiety, memory, mood and sleep disorders, along with chronic pain treatment.

John Hopkins Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Meyer 4-113, Chairman's Office 600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, Maryland 21287-7413 443-287-3480 hopkinsmedicine.org

McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital provides treatment for a wide array of mental health issues. McLean has outpatient programs to treat alcohol and drug abuse, Alzheimer's, geriatric, child and adolescent psychiatry. There are also outpatient services for bipolar, psychotic, dissociative and borderline personality disorders. McLean is primarily focused on short-term care. However, they do assist in finding long-term treatment centers, including group therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.

McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 617-855-2000 mclean.harvard.edu

New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Anxiety orders, ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar, eating, personality disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and children mental health issues are some of the areas New York Presbyterian focuses on treating. The facility also provides services for general women and mental health concerns. The Haven at Westchester is a program provided by New York Presbyterian that helps stabilize patients' symptoms, help them identify stressors, and with the patient's help create a unique and individual plan for their continued care outside the facility.

New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell 525 East 68th Street New York, NY 10021-4885 212-746–5454 nyp.org

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