Depression, anxiety and other behavioral issues affect people of all ages. Even children and teenagers experience phases of life where they could use a little help sorting things out. We’ve designed several programs specifically to meet your kids’ unique needs.
St. Anthony is one of the few behavioral medicine centers in the state offering comprehensive treatment programs tailored for children suffering from depression and behavioral health problems, among other mental health issues. All of our programs provide an age appropriate environment for the identification, evaluation and treatment of your child or adolescent. Our campus facilities include a full court gym, secure outdoor courtyards, a theatre, library, computer lab, game room and classrooms for daily school work. Certified teachers are provided by the Oklahoma City Public Schools.
A unique program designed for youth who are facing the dual challenge of living with developmental disabilities accompanied by mental or behavioral problems, the program evaluates and treats males and females ages 10 – 17 who are diagnosed with mental illness along with an IQ between 45 – 70. Focus is placed on self-care, management of behavior, community living skills, functional academics, leisure time enjoyment, rehabilitative learning activities and individual, group and family therapy. Call 405-231-8809 for more information.
Human Restoration Program
St. Anthony provides this program that specializes in the treatment of resistive adolescent males and females ages 12 – 17. Treatment is cognitive-behavioral in nature working to improve the patient’s negative self-talk, thinking errors and problematic behaviors and establishing positive alternative behaviors. Goals include helping patients change communication patterns and rebuilding relationships with their families and others. Call 405-272-4932 for more information.
Positive Outcomes Program
This program is designed for male juvenile sexual offenders ages 13 – 17. The program safely supervises the patient while providing treatment for their dysfunctional behavior. This program has video monitoring system and high staff to patient ratio. Using treatment protocols, the goal is to help the patient internalize empathy, behavioral changes, sexual attitudes and values that will empower him to responsibly manage and control sexual deviant thoughts and behaviors. Contact 405-713-5782 to schedule an evaluation.
Geriatric Diagnostic Center
The “senior years” present unique challenges, especially for senior adults facing mental health challenges. Depression, anxiety, dementia and other mental health struggles complicate the “normal” health issues already associated with aging, both for us…and for our families.
St. Anthony’s Geriatric Diagnostic Center helps seniors live fuller lives with greater independence. At the St. Anthony South campus, we offer 24-hour inpatient care for a full range of mental health issues, as well as medical issues that may develop during a stay. We also offer partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient medication management.
Inpatient hospitalization programs offer comprehensive mental health diagnosis and treatment for senior adults. Using a multidisciplinary approach, symptoms of emotional, psychiatric, behavioral and stress related problems are treated to improve quality of live and relationships. Call (405) 713-5706 for pre-screening and to schedule an evaluation.
Outpatient Medication Clinic
This clinic provides patients with medication evaluations and follow-up visits conducted by a psychiatrist. Evaluations are provided for adults (age 17+) and senior adults. Psychiatrists are available for appointments Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call the office during normal business hours or between 9 to 11 am on Friday to schedule an appointment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 405-713-5790.
An alternative to – or a step down from – inpatient care, Stages offers a unique pairing of partial hospitalization with intensive outpatient treatment in a highly structured environment that includes individualized treatment planning, therapeutic milieu, individual and group therapy, enrichment activities, medication management, patient-specific consulting, and comprehensive discharge planning. Transportation provided within 20 miles of the hospital, and Stages is covered by Medicare. For more information, call 405-713-5706.
By combining specialized services with a multidisciplinary approach, we can accurately diagnose and treat not only your immediate problems, but even minimize the effects of chronic conditions.
The Treatable Signs of Aging
Seniors’ symptoms often indicate emotional, psychiatric, behavioral or stress-related issues, which may be medical, psychological, or a combination of both. Once considered “normal signs of aging,” many mental health challenges are actually symptoms of treatable conditions. With proper diagnosis and treatment, we can help seniors improve their quality of life and restore relationships with friends and loved ones.
Common Mental Health Challenges and Their Symptoms
- Feelings of worthlessness or helplessness
- Change in appetite or sleep habits
- Loss of interest in loved ones, friends or pleasurable activities
- Irritability or prolonged sadness
- Dread or fear
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
- Racing heart, increased blood pressure, hyperventilation
- Phobias and panic disorders
- Confusion or disorientation
- Memory loss
- Delusions (false beliefs)
- Inappropriate actions or emotional responses
Many Disciplines Mean Better Care
We selected our Geriatric Diagnostic Center’s team of licensed, certified specialists from a variety of disciplines. Our professionals work with you—and coordinate with each other—to custom design a comprehensive treatment plan specifically for you:
- Medical Physicians
- Social Workers
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Activity Therapists
We encourage your admitting physician, other involved professionals, and your loved ones to participate throughout your stay.