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 Delusional Disorder in Dartmouth, Massachusetts

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

Delusional Disorder Treatment

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

Struggling with a delusional disorder can be a painful experience. When a person begins to express beliefs that are contrary to reality and that do not change when that person is presented with evidence to contradict his or her beliefs, he or she may be suffering from delusional disorder. While people with delusional disorder are sometimes able to live relatively healthy lives, a person’s delusion(s) can affect his or her life and cause immense difficulty when trying to work and within their relationships with others. In these situations, it can be helpful to seek treatment.

At Southcoast Behavioral Health, we understand the challenges that come along with delusional disorder and we provide comprehensive programming delivered by a caring, expert staff that is specially designed to meet each of our patients’ unique needs.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for delusional disorder

Watching a loved one struggle with delusional disorder can be a painful and frustrating experience. Often it may seem as if there is nothing one can do. Despite how difficult it may be to have a loved one with delusional disorder, however, there are always things that one can do to help, such as:

  • Research the disorder. Read about delusional disorder and speak with treatment professionals about how it can impact a person’s life and what can be done to help.
  • Research treatment centers. Make a list of a few treatment centers that may be a good fit for your loved one and speak with treatment and admissions staff to gather more information.
  • Have an open and nonjudgmental conversation with your loved one. Remember that he or is struggling, so focus on your love for him or her and express your desire to find help for him or her.
  • If your loved one is in need of intensive treatment, remain an active participant in the treatment process and speak with your loved one’s treatment providers to learn how you can help once the intensive phase of treatment is complete.
  • Remember to take care of yourself. Remain supportive and patient, and spend time engaging in activities that replenish you, such as hobbies and spending time with your friends.
Why Consider Treatment

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

Although some people with delusional disorder are able to function relatively well despite their condition, many people may experience extreme negative consequences. A person may require inpatient treatment, causing disruptions in his or her ability to maintain life responsibilities. Social distress, tension, and isolation are possible, as is stress on relationships with significant others. Depending on the nature of one’s delusional belief(s), one’s work performance may suffer and one can also experience depressed mood or anxiety as a result of his or her delusion(s). Tragically, a person may even begin thinking about, or attempting, suicide. Fortunately, with effective and prompt treatment, it is possible to minimize the effects of these negative consequences and help someone struggling with delusional disorder to learn to manage his or her symptoms.

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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