Conditions Treated at Silver Hill Hospital
Addiction & Substance Use
Addiction is a condition that results when a person uses a substance (alcohol, marijuana, nicotine) or engages in an activity (gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but over time becomes compulsive and interferes with daily life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Often people with an addiction don’t realize the severity of the problem or the impact it has on others. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of addiction.
Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US. They affect 40 million adults and one in eight children in a given year in the U.S. They are characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things that lasts at least six months. Some, like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) can be triggered by violence or a traumatic event. Anxiety disorders often co-occur with other disorders, such as depression, eating disorders, substance use disorders, and in children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Learn more about the symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder.
Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness in which people go back and forth or "swing" between periods of a very good mood and an irritable mood or depression. Bipolar disorder was formally referred to as manic depression. It affects men and women equally. The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, but it does occur more often in people with relatives who have the disorder. Learn more about the two primary types of Bipolar Disorder and their symptoms.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is characterized by impulsivity and instability in mood, self-image, and personal relationships. This instability often disrupts family and work, long-term planning and the individual’s sense of self-identity. Learn more about the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and our Personality Disorder Treatment Program.
The Chronic Pain and Recovery Center is for individuals with long-standing chronic pain symptoms when their past and current chronic pain treatments have not provided adequate relief of their chronic pain syndrome; or when the use of large amounts of opiate pain medication is causing problems in their lives; or when depression, anxiety or other emotional problems are complicating their recovery from chronic pain. Some of the conditions that we treat are; Chronic Back Pain, Chronic Headache, Fibromyalgia Pain, Neck Pain, and Nerve Pain.
Although everyone feels sad from time to time, what is clinically called a major depression refers to a more pervasive mood change and also typically includes changes in thinking and behavior. Having a major depression is very different than being sad. People who have depression usually see everything with a more negative attitude. They cannot imagine that any problem or situation will get better. Depression is diagnosed when a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated or disinterested in life in general - and it lasts for more than two weeks.
Up to an estimated 24 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Onset often begins in adolescence. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. Eating disorders begin with a false perception of getting or being fat. Eating disorders are serious and can have life-threatening consequences for males and females. There are several different eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Body Dysmorphia or Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Rumination Disorder or Rumination Syndrome. Learn more about Silver Hill Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program.
According to the National Institute of Health, schizoaffective disorder is a mental condition that causes both a loss of contact with reality (psychosis) and mood problems (depression or mania). A person may experience psychosis and mood disturbances separately or simultaneously and will have periods of severe symptoms followed by improvement. Learn more about the symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder.
Schizophrenia is a severe and complex mental illness marked by characteristic changes in thinking, emotions and behavior. Schizophrenia is characterized by a loss of appropriate emotional responses and may include loss of motivation. Delusions and hallucinations are common. Difficulties in organizing thinking and behaviors may make it difficult to carry out the usual activities of daily living. The person may believe that thoughts, sensations and actions are controlled by or shared with others. The person may find it difficult to act normally in social situations. As with all mental illnesses, early identification and treatment enhance outcomes. Learn more about our Persistent Psychiatric Disorders program.
Silver Hill Hospital treats teens and adults who need treatment for these conditions. After an evaluation patients are placed on our inpatient unit for crisis stabilization and/or medication management. After inpatient treatment many patients attend one of our transitional living program or intensive outpatient programs.