NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For someone age 12 to 17, feelings of depression and hopelessness can
interfere with life in general. Getting motivated to even get out of bed
can be difficult. To family and friends, you’re just not acting like
yourself. And you know you’re not the person you once were or the person
you want to be.
Behavioral Health–Nashville is now offering its FOCUS
intensive outpatient program for adolescents age 12 to 17 facing
depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. Though the first
program to treat mood disorders at Rogers–Nashville, it is part of a
spectrum of services offered at locations in Wisconsin, Florida,
Illinois and Minnesota.
“Adolescents are among one of the most susceptible populations to
depression and other mood disorders. Developmentally, they often lack
adequate tools to manage changes in mood. We’re pleased to offer the
FOCUS program to Nashville and its surrounding communities, an area
where similar treatment options are limited,” says Vikram Gopal, MD,
Rogers–Nashville child and adolescent psychiatrist with the program.
This specialized day treatment lasts three hours a day from 3 to 6 pm,
Monday through Friday. Programming is based on a variety of behavioral
therapies which help reduce mood disorder symptoms. This includes a
foundation of cognitive
behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral
activation and dialectical
behavior therapy (DBT)-informed skills. These help individuals gain
the structure they need and skills and techniques to build a healthy
foundation for adulthood. Individual, group and family sessions are part
of the treatment plan.
For more on these programs in Nashville or other locations, go to rogersbh.org,
or, in Nashville, call 844-615-3221.
Based in Wisconsin, Rogers Behavioral Health is a private,
not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services and is nationally
recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services.
Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI, Rogers offers
evidence-based treatment for adults, children and adolescents with depression
and mood disorders, eating
and anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic
stress disorder. Rogers provides hospital and outpatient
services in Brown Deer, Oconomowoc, and West Allis, Wisconsin, and
outpatient services in Appleton, Madison, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, as
well as Chicago, Minneapolis, Nashville, and Tampa. The System also
Memorial Hospital Foundation, which supports patient care,
programs, and research; and Rogers
InHealth, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of
mental health challenges. For more information, visit www.rogersbh.org.
Rogers Behavioral Health