What are Thought Disorders?
Thought disorders are mental health conditions characterized by disturbances in thinking, perception, and cognition. These disorders affect how individuals interpret and interact with the world around them. Thought disorders often affect people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, delusional disorder, psychotic depression, substance-induced psychosis, and a number of other psychiatric conditions.

Thought disorders can vary in severity and may require a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and support services to manage symptoms effectively. Early intervention and comprehensive treatment can improve outcomes and help individuals with thought disorders lead fulfilling lives.

How can Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Program help?
We offer comprehensive and flexible approach to treatment that can effectively address the complex needs of individuals with thought disorders while allowing them to remain engaged in their everyday lives, including:

  • Structured Therapy Sessions: Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s IOP provides regular therapy sessions, which can address the specific challenges faced by individuals with thought disorders focusing on symptom management, coping strategies, and enhancing insight into the disorder.
  • Medication Management: Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s IOP offers medication management. Patients may choose to work with our providers or remain with their psychiatrist in the community.
  • Skill Building: Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s IOP offers psychoeducation and skill-building classes to help individuals develop coping skills and strategies for managing symptoms. These may include cognitive-behavioral techniques, stress management, social skills training, and problem-solving skills.
  • Supportive Environment: Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s IOP provides a supportive environment where individuals can share their experiences with others who are facing similar challenges. Peer support can be invaluable in reducing feelings of isolation and stigma associated with thought disorders.
  • Flexibility and Independence: Unlike inpatient treatment programs, Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s IOP allows individuals to continue living at home and maintain their regular daily activities, such as work or school. Hendricks IOP builds on strengths by fostering independence and encouraging individuals to apply the skills they learn in IOP to their everyday lives.
  • Continuity of Care: Hendricks Behavioral Hospital collaborates closely with other healthcare providers, such as psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and community resources. This ensures a seamless transition between levels of care and promotes ongoing support and monitoring after completing IOP.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this programming, call Hendricks Behavioral Hospital’s IOP department directly at 317-406-8626, or call 24/7/365 at 844-991-9900.

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