Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Premier Treatment For Brief Psychotic Disorder in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Southcoast provides the highest quality brief psychotic disorder treatment for adolescents & adults. Our treatment plans include individualized therapies to promote long-term recovery from brief psychotic disorder.

Brief Psychotic Disorder Treatment

Learn more about brief psychotic disorder treatment at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

Suffering from psychosis can be a very trying experience. Those who experience delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech or disorganized behaviors are likely to endure episodes of detachment from reality that can be distressing. This notion is especially true when an individual experiences a type of stressor or stressors that precede the onset of psychotic symptoms. When a person suffers from psychosis, whether it is one episode or more than one episode, after a stressful event, during pregnancy, or after giving birth, that individual is likely battling brief psychotic disorder. This condition can cause a great deal of inner turmoil and strife for an individual and treatment is often necessary in order to prevent adverse effects from occurring.

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we supply the necessary programming and compassionate care that can greatly help those who are battling brief psychotic disorder. Our dedicated staff of professionals is expertly trained to help those grappling with this condition, and is fully devoted to helping patients achieve their treatment goals. In choosing to heal at Southcoast Behavioral Health, those suffering from brief psychotic disorder are able to garner the treatment needed to live happy, healthy lives.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for brief psychotic disorder

Close friends and/or family members who have a loved one who has suffered from or is suffering from brief psychotic disorder are often unsure as to what they can do to help the person they care about. The apparent detachment from reality that is cornerstone to this condition may even cause friends and/or family members to be fearful in terms of how to assist their loved one when psychotic symptoms are occurring. Below are a few suggestions that you, a concerned friend or family member, can put into action in order to help a loved one who is battling brief psychotic disorder get treatment:

  • Learn all that you can about brief psychotic disorder, including its signs and symptoms and causes.
  • If your loved one’s psychotic episode was caused by a specific stressor or stressors of some kind, consider suggesting to your loved one that he or she seek some type of therapy, whether individual, family, or group therapy, as a way of coping with that stressor or stressors following the psychotic episode(s).
  • It is a good idea to establish a plan for what to do should your loved one begin experiencing psychosis. Using what you have learned about brief psychotic disorder symptoms can help you determine when it is a good idea to put your plan into action. An example of such a plan could be transporting your loved one to a hospital where he or she can be evaluated to determine if more intensive services are needed to alleviate his or her symptoms.
  • Should your loved one be in need of intensive treatment, such as the care that is provided in an inpatient setting, it is important that you remain supportive of him or her during this time.
  • It could also be helpful to consult with your loved one’s treatment providers to learn what you can do to help your loved one once he or she has completed treatment.
Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for brief psychotic disorder at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital in Dartmouth, MA

Suffering from brief psychotic disorder can have a significant impact on an individual’s life should the episode of psychosis be severe. A person’s functioning can, however, return to normal once the episode or episodes have subsided, though the functional consequences that can occur as a result of psychotic symptoms can lead to heightened distress and impairment in social, academic, or occupational settings. An individual with this condition may require hospitalization in order to stabilize his or her symptoms, which could prevent that person from adhering to his or her daily roles and responsibilities. The ability to stay on top of school or work obligations could be compromised and one’s ability to care for others if that individual is a caregiver could also be hindered. Furthermore, the emotional wellbeing of an individual with brief psychotic disorder could be impacted, as the distress or identified stressor(s) that caused the onset of symptoms in the first place could potentially occur again and lead to another psychotic episode. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can help people afflicted with this mental disorder so that any resulting effects can be substantially minimized or prevented all together.

I now am on the road to recovery because of the process groups and my personal therapist at Southcoast. Thank you for helping me get my life together. I am forever grateful!

– Anonymous Client
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