Mood Disorders

Overview & Clinical Expertise

Mood Disorders are characterized by intense negative emotions over a sustained period of time, or large positive and negative swings of emotion that affect your ability to function in everyday life.

If you are experiencing a mood disorder, you are among the nearly 10% of U.S. adults experienced a mood disorder in the past year, according to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH). More that 20% of U.S. adults have experienced a mood disorder sometime in their lives, according to the NIH.

Silver Hill is a leader in two of the most prevalent mood disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder.

Depression – Although everyone feels sad from time to time, what is clinically called a major depression refers to a more pervasive mood change lasting more than two weeks, and also typically includes changes in your thinking and behavior.
Learn More About Our Treatment For Depression

Bipolar Disorder – This is a mental illness that causes changes in a your mood, energy and ability to function. It was formerly referred to as manic depression, and today is known to consist of several different types. 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 Our Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

Transitional Living Houses

Adults with Mood  Disorders in our Transitional Living Program are treated at River House or another residence appropriate to symptoms and clinical needs. Adolescents with Mood Disorders are treated at K-House.

River House
River House
Klingenstein House
Klingenstein House

Treatments & Therapies

Our treatment for people with depression and certain types of bipolar disorder is focused around building skills for emotional control using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). As a psychiatric hospital, Silver Hill is unusually well-equipped among inpatient and outpatient depression treatment centers in greater Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to provide comprehensive therapy for disorders and co-occurring conditions.

Levels of Care
We offer three levels of adult and separate adolescent care for depression and bipolar disorder that correspond with each patient’s level of need, including:

Adults:

Inpatient – a first, stabilizing step in the recovery from mental illness or addiction.
Learn More About Inpatient Care

Transitional Living – highly structured hospital –based treatment in a home-like setting.
Learn More About Transitional Living

Intensive Outpatient – psychological treatment and skill building while living at home.
Learn More About Our Outpatient Care

Adolescents:

Inpatient – for crisis management and stabilization.
Learn More About Inpatient Care

Transitional Living – for skills development in an on-campus residential setting.
Learn More About Transitional Living

Intensive Outpatient – psychological treatment and skill building while living at home.
Learn More About Our Outpatient Care

Co-Occurring Disorders

Both adolescents and adults with mood disorders often have more than one diagnosis. These “co-occurring disorders” require a special understanding and corresponding treatment. Learn More About Co-Occurring Disorders 

Dual Diagnosis Video

Dr. Eric Collins on treatment for co-occurring disorders.

Patient Outcomes

Silver Hill only uses evidence based therapies in the treatment of Depression and Bipolar disorder which have proven over time to be effective.

Learn More about Patient Outcomes for adults with depression
Learn More about Patient Outcomes for adolescents with depression
Learn More about Patient Outcomes for adults with bipolar disorder

Staff

Our multi-disciplinary team works as a team on your care.

Patient Experience

For more detail on what you and you’re family will experience at each level of care as an adult or adolescent patient for Mood Disorders at Silver Hill, visit:

Patient Experience – Depression
Patient Experience – Bipolar Disorder

Let’s get started.

Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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