For more acute or complex problems, the Institute of Psychiatry offers several inpatient settings and services.
The Acute Adult Psychiatric Unit (1 North) provides short-term acute crisis stabilization for a broad range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder, among others. The General Adult PsychiatricUnit (3 North) has a fixed therapeutic schedule, designed to engage patients in their own treatment, once stabilized.
These inpatient settings provide psychiatric evaluation, management of medicines, behavioral treatment, occupational therapy, recreation therapy, and patient and family education and planning for care after discharge.
Thorough evaluation is provided by a highly skilled, multidisciplinary treatment team, including the attending physician, as well as resident physicians, nurses, therapeutic assistants and social workers. Group therapy is focused on pharmacotherapy, stress management, anger management, recreational and occupational therapy, and twice-daily community meetings.
All patients benefit from proven, evidence-based treatments and extensive physician time under close supervision by attending physicians.
Brain Stimulation Service
For mood disorders, including severe depression, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and cutting-edge brain stimulation therapies are available to inpatients if prescribed by the treatment team.
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
If patients are diagnosed with drug or alcohol dependency in addition to psychiatric disorders, addiction specialists from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) department will join the treatment team.
The MUSC University Hospital
If needed, consultation for medical services is available next door at the Medical University Hospital.