Over 26 percent of Americans ages 18 and older, about one in four adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. The Institute of Psychiatry provides care for a full range of psychiatric problems affecting adults. These include:
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)
Substance Abuse Disorders
. . . and others
We offer the following adult outpatient services:
- General Adult Outpatient Clinic
- Behavioral Medicine Clinic
- Brain Stimulation Service (ECT, TMS, DBS, VNS)
- Geriatric Outpatient Clinic
- MUSC ReVisions Intensive Outpatient Clinic
- Center for Drug & Alcohol Programs (CDAP)
- Employee Assistance Program (available to MUSC/MUHA employees & other contractors)
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Sleep Center
- Insomnia Clinic
- Weight Management Center
MUSC ReVisions Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization (Formerly Known as Seasons)
This program offers adults 18 and over group therapy five days per week. Patients return home in the evenings.
MUSC ReVisions provides thorough, evidence-based care for many psychiatric illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Care is coordinated with your current provider and offers an alternative to hospitalization. The program provides treatment, education, and coping skills that help patients manage their symptoms and improve their level of functioning.
What to Expect from a Group Psychotherapy Program
The first step is the initial assessment. On day one, you will meet with a nurse and a psychiatrist for several hours in the morning to go over your medical and mental health history and review your medications. After a brief orientation by the clinical counselor, you will begin the ReVisions program.
MUSC ReVisions is an intensive group therapy program, which means you will participate in several groups each day. You will also have the opportunity to meet regularly with a social worker and a psychiatrist one-on-one.
You will be asked to come to ReVisions five days per week. The staff will work with you to accommodate your schedule and ensure your needs are being met from our programming.
The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Is MUSC ReVisions Right for You?
There are many benefits of participating in an intensive outpatient program. You’ll have a safety and support network that can help decrease the need to be in the hospital. Patients often find a stay in the hospital uncomfortable and less desirable than staying in their own home and own bed at night. As long as your needs can be met safely at home, you can have the best of both worlds: the comforts of home in the evening hours, and receiving therapy and intensive treatment during the daytime.
For those who are just coming out of the hospital, it’s often difficult to make the transition, and patients are at risk for relapse and readmission. This program will help to ensure a smooth transition and decrease the risk of being re-hospitalized.
The MUSC ReVisions treatment team will be working hard to help you meet your goals. Achieving an optimal outcome requires a serious commitment from the patient, as well. The key to success is a willingness to participate in intensive psychotherapy groups and take an active role in your recovery. Patients who are actively psychotic, who have a serious drug or alcohol problem, or who have cognitive impairment (dementia) will not benefit from this type of program. Patients must also be able to manage walking, eating, and other activities on their own, or have an assistant to help.
To schedule an assessment, call 843-792-5567.
MUSC ReVisions is located at Cannon Park Place, Suite 250, 261 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
For more acute or complex problems, the Institute of Psychiatry offers several inpatient settings and services.
The Acute Adult Psychiatric Unit (4 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 Psychiatric Unit (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 University Hospital.