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Integrated Behavioral Medicine

Integrated Behavioral Medicine

Integrated Behavioral Medicine for Adults and Seniors

Mayhill Hospital provides a specialized integrated behavioral health program to help treat a wide range of both mental health and medical conditions for adults and seniors in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area.

Mayhill Hospital’s Medical Psychiatry Unit addresses primary medical issues with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Individuals with mental health issues are at an increased risk of physical health problems compared to the general population. 

Clinical professionals seeking employment in our Medical Psychiatry Unit at Mayhill Hospital, please visit the Careers page to view open positions.

Medical Issues Treated in Medical Psychiatry

Individuals seeking mental health services or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder treatment may often be in need of Medical Psychiatry, or Medipsych. 

Our integrated treatment combines medical treatment and treatment for mental health disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorders and more. A few of the medical issues we treat include: 

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Hypertension (unmanaged)
  • Asthma
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Cellulitis
  • Acute osteomyelitis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Volume depletion

Our Integrated Behavioral Services

Medical issues should never be a barrier to receiving much-needed mental health treatment. Our Integrated Comprehensive Medical and Psychiatric Care team is able to accommodate and treat several medical comorbidities, including:

  • Wound Care (Stages 1 & 2)
    • Our mental health programs accept patients in need of certain wound care services.
  • Stroke & Other Neurological Disorders
    • If you have suffered a stroke or other neurological disorder, it’s easy to think that mental health issues are a result. However, we are an experienced mental health program that understands how to treat stroke patients, too.
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s
    • At Mayhill, we provide mental health treatment for seniors, including seniors with dementia and alzheimers with medication management and behavioral stabilization.
  • Complex Comorbidities
    • Our treatment team stands ready to help our mental health patients with complex medical issues such as seizures, diabetes, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and urinary tract infections (UTI).
  • Ostomy Care
    • Needing ostomy care can be a barrier to mental health treatment, but, at Mayhill, our team is ready to provide for your ostomy needs while working on your mental health.
  • Detox
    • Detoxification is the first step in treating a substance use disorder. Treating both the substance abuse issue and mental health disorder may increase the chances of a positive outcome.
  • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep apnea may be manageable at home with the right devices, but you need a treatment center that understands your medical needs while receiving mental health treatment and can provide those needs.
  • Catheterization
    • Sometimes urinary catheterization is needed to treat incontinence and preserve dignity, but it should not keep you from getting the mental health treatment you need. At Mayhill Hospital, we can take care of someone with a catheter as well as help individuals to focus on their mental health.

Mayhill Hospital is here to help with psychiatric needs, and provide care for certain medical conditions with the help of our integrated comprehensive medical and psychiatric care team.

A Treatment Team That Understands Your Needs

We provide comprehensive medical care while patients undergo therapeutic treatment. The team will give the following individualized services:

  • Collaboration with referring professional by clinical team at admissions and discharge
  • Patient and family education regarding self-care and prevention
  • Patients are encouraged to participate in:
    • Music therapy
    • Yoga therapy
      • Including chair yoga, for individuals who may need to sit down
  • Case management and social work services

Mental Illness Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Knowing when it is time to get help is key to potential positive outcomes. Medipsych from our medical center may be needed if you or your loved one have:

  • Thoughts of hurting self or others
  • Sudden personality change
  • Evidence of alcohol or drug abuse (dual diagnosis)
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Belief of having grand abilities or powers
  • Isolation from loved ones
  • Hearing voices or hallucinations

Integrated Comprehensive Medical and Psychiatric Care at Mayhill Hospital

Our team of behavioral health and medical professionals provides adults and seniors with holistic and integrated care with special attention to the physical and mental needs of the individual. 

Call us today at 940-239-3000 for more information about our medical psychiatry unit for adults and older adults. You can also contact us online.