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Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health

Mental Health
Inpatient Treatment
Medicaid and Medicare accepted
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Overview

Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health is a mental health treatment center for people seeking treatment near Summit County. As part of their treatment modalities for recovery, Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health provides group counseling during treatment. Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health is located in Akron, Ohio, accepting cash or self-payment for treatment.

Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health at a Glance

Payment Options

  • Cash or self-payment
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private health insurance
  • State mental health agency (or equivalent) funds

Assessments

  • Screening for tobacco use
  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment

Age Groups

  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Ancillary Services

  • Case management service
  • Court-ordered outpatient treatment
  • Diet and exercise counseling
  • Integrated primary care services
  • Legal advocacy

Treatment At Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health

Conditions Treated

Mental health treatment:

Mental health treatment involves a range of therapeutic approaches, provided by licensed professionals, to address mental health challenges. It includes psychotherapy, medication, and holistic practices to help individuals manage conditions, improve coping skills, and enhance overall well-being. The goal is to empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.

Alcoholism:

Alcohol addiction is when a person becomes physically and mentally dependent on alcohol, leading to mood swings, impulsive actions, intense cravings, and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment includes supervised detox, therapy, and support groups. It's important to note that rehabilitation doesn't "cure" alcoholism, but it helps individuals better manage their addiction, regain their ability to function in daily life, and improve their overall well-being.

Substance use treatment:

Substance use rehabilitation embodies a holistic treatment approach crafted to assist individuals contending with drug or alcohol addiction. This all-encompassing rehabilitation strategy encompasses two crucial components: initially addressing the physical dependency, frequently commencing with detoxification, and subsequently confronting the psychological triggers through a diverse array of therapeutic methods. The overarching objective is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety while equipping them with essential skills and coping mechanisms for a successful reintegration into society and a life free from substance abuse.

Levels Of Care

Hospital inpatient/24-hour hospital inpatient:

At certain points in the recovery process, it's important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Treatment Modalities

Group counseling:

Group therapy entails therapeutic sessions conducted in a collective setting rather than one-on-one. It encompasses various modalities, from support groups and experiential therapy to psycho-education and beyond. The approach focuses on treatment and emphasizes the dynamic interactions and shared experiences among group members.

Cognitive behavioral therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach that aims to address dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic process. It involves identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and beliefs and replacing them with more constructive ways of thinking and behaving. CBT is commonly used to treat a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and phobias.

Integrated Mental and Substance Use Disorder treatment:

Integrated Mental and Substance Use Disorder treatment is a comprehensive approach to treating individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. It aims to address both conditions simultaneously through a coordinated and integrated approach. The goal is to improve overall well-being and reduce the risk of relapse.

Activity therapy:

Activity therapy is a therapeutic approach frequently used to assist individuals in their recovery from physical addictions or emotional challenges. The primary objective of this therapeutic modality is to involve the individual in creative activities that promote positive changes in their thought patterns. This form of therapy can be conducted one-on-one with a therapist or within a group setting. The ultimate aim of Activity Therapy is to alleviate stress and anxiety while fostering increased self-confidence and improved social interaction skills.

Electroconvulsive therapy:

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical intervention primarily employed for patients with severe major depression or treatment-resistant bipolar disorder. During ECT, a brief electrical stimulation is applied to the brain while the patient is under anesthesia. This treatment is administered by a specialized medical team, typically consisting of a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, and a nurse or physician assistant.

Smoking/vaping/tobacco cessation counseling:

Tobacco cessation counseling encompasses discussions with a counselor regarding your tobacco or vape usage and its integration into your daily routine, with the goal of devising a strategy to quit. This service caters to individuals desiring to quit tobacco, offering interventions like behavioral support or counseling in groups or one-on-one settings. The counseling sessions may range from brief encounters (under 5 minutes) to more intensive discussions (exceeding 10 minutes) and may necessitate multiple sessions.

Abnormal involuntary movement scale:

The AIMS serves as a 12-criteria tool employed by clinicians to assess the severity of dyskinesias, particularly in facial expressions, limb motions, and torso movements, observed in patients undergoing neuroleptic drug treatment. Additionally, it evaluates the overall repercussions, the extent of disability incurred, and the patient's awareness and distress regarding these movements. This assessment tool finds extensive application in research investigations concerning antipsychotic medications to screen for tardive dyskinesia. Its simple framework and rapid evaluation procedure facilitate routine clinical assessments conducted by healthcare professionals or qualified individuals.

Ancillary Services

Languages

  • Sign language services for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Spanish
  • Other languages (excluding Spanish)
  • Any Chinese Language
  • Creole

Additional Services

  • Pharmacotherapies administered during treatment
  • HIV testing

Contact Information

Akron General Medical Center - Behavioral Health
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1 Akron General Avenue, Akron, Ohio, 44307
Updated December 15, 2023

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