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Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

Inpatient Service

General Adult

Our inpatient units treat patients with the most common and most disabling psychiatric disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other major psychiatric conditions. Our skilled staff provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, initiates stabilizing treatments and develops a recovery-oriented aftercare plan. The psychiatrist leads the multidisciplinary team providing a variety of treatments including medication management, group and individual therapy and family support. The team works together closely to integrate biological, family systems, and psychosocial and life skills approaches to help patients achieve their highest level of wellbeing.

Mood Disorders

One of our distinct units provides comprehensive treatment for mood disorders. Patients who suffer from a mood disorder such as depression, anxiety, or refractory mania, will find a team of psychiatric experts who use innovative, evidenced-based treatments for our patients. Upon discharge, patients are often referred to our Intensive Outpatients Mood Disorder treatment program, providing continuity of care.

Transitional Aged Youth

Ages 16 to 26 is a critical time in the development of all individuals, and if complicated by the first onset of a mental illness, requires prompt and thorough treatment. Some patients have high-risk behaviors. The ability of the individual to develop positive, healthy skills for decision-making will enhance his/her ability to have a full and productive life. Our team incorporates a variety of treatment options including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, development of effective coping mechanisms, medication management and education about mental illness.


Our adolescent unit treats patients ages 14 to 17. Understanding the unique needs of adolescents is critical to providing the most effective treatment within the context of the special emotional, cognitive and social development of adolescents. We work with families, schools and other community agencies to help the adolescent have a positive transition back to home after an inpatient hospitalization.

Geriatrics and Older Adults

Older adults often have both medical and psychiatric problems, adding a level of complexity to ensuring appropriate and successful treatment. The most commonly treated diagnoses include psychotic disorders, mood disorders and dementia. Our team includes geriatric board-certified psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers and occupational therapists who focus on issues related to quality of life and reintegration into home or supportive settings.


The Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service (CPIS) combines the unique resources of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital with the world-renowned faculty of Yale School of Medicine departments of child psychiatry (Yale Child Study Center) and pediatrics. We offer inpatient, intensive outpatient and a partial hospitalization program.

Outpatient Services

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Our outpatient programs are for those who have achieved stability or in an effort to prevent inpatient hospitalization. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), available for adults, adolescents and children, provide an intensive course of treatment involving attendance at the program 2-4 days per week for at least 3 hours per day. The IOPs have specialized treatment tracks, fostering a supportive and empathic environment for recovery. Our Dialectical Behavioral Therapy track is primarily for patients with borderline personality disorder and other severe personality disorders. Individuals in our Mood Disorder track may continue to receive other treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for refractory depression as a comprehensive approach to care.

The adolescent and child IOPs, a weekday, after-school program provide comprehensive assessment, therapeutic structure and support within a group-therapy format. IOP is a short-term program that uses a cognitive-behavioral and family-systems approach to help adolescents manage symptoms, improve social skills in a variety of settings and provides families/caregivers with education and techniques to maximize the adolescents’ wellbeing.

Traditional Outpatient Services

Besides IOP, we do provide more traditional outpatient services such as medication management, group and individual therapy. Treatment begins with a complete assessment and engagement with the individual on his or her desired goals and outcomes.

Interventional Psychiatry Services (IPS)

Combining clinical and research advances of the past two decades, Interventional Psychiatric Services (IPS) offers hope to patients and their families. Interventional psychiatry is an emerging subspecialty that uses neuro-technologies to identify and treat brain conditions that contribute to psychiatric disorders. It is helpful for patients for whom traditional psychotherapies and medication have not been effective.

IPS includes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Ketamine Infusion Therapy (KIT), Esketamine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Recommendation for treatment is made based on a full assessment with each patient and consultation with the current provider.

IPS works closely with the Yale Depression Research Program to offer opportunities to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials with novel antidepressant medications and innovative treatment strategies when appropriate.

Psychological Medicine Service

Our Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) provides expert assessment, treatment and consultation for mental health issues in conjunction with medical and surgical disorders. BIT experts provide services to inpatients on medical units who are experiencing significant psychiatric problems while being treated for a medical problem. The team screens patients upon admission. For patients with a mental health condition that might interfere with their medical care, BIT works in collaboration with the medical staff to provide the best possible care.

Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
184 Liberty St.
New Haven, CT. 06519

Yale School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
300 George St.
New Haven, CT. 06511

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