Other Disorders We Treat

At Westend Hospital, we are proud to provide intensive comprehensive services to adults who have been struggling with a variety of mental health disorders. The following are among the many mental health disorders that we are prepared to treat:

Alzheimer’s disease – Major or mild neurocognitive disorders due to Alzheimer’s disease are characterized by progressive cognitive and behavioral impairments that slowly rob individuals of their memory, learning capacity, motor skills, language ability, and other essential functions

Borderline Personality Disorder – This disorder is characterized by impulsivity and a persistent instability in self-image, affect, and relationships. People with BPD may make frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, experience unstable self-image, and engage in self-defeating impulsive acts.

Brief Psychotic Disorder – This type of mental health disorder is characterized by temporary experiences involving disorganized speech, delusions, hallucinations, and/or catatonic or grossly disorganized behaviors.

Conduct Disorder – Conduct disorder involves persistent and repetitive behaviors that go against age-appropriate societal rules or norms and that violate the basic rights of others. Behaviors that are symptomatic of conduct disorder may include aggression, destruction of property, deceitfulness, theft, and/or serious violations of rules.

Delusional Disorder – People who have delusional disorder will hold steadfast to certain beliefs, even in the fact of clear conflicting evidence. Common examples of delusions include erroneous beliefs that one is being persecuted or harassed, is exceptionally talented or wealthy, is loved by a celebrity, or has foreknowledge of an imminent catastrophe.

Dementia – Also referred to as neurocognitive disorders, dementia can include a variety of symptoms, including memory loss, a decline in thinking skills, diminished ability to perform basic tasks associated with daily living, and impaired ability to function socially.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder – OCD is associated with persistent recurring intrusive thoughts or urges and/or feeling compelled to engage in certain repetitive actions, such as excessive hand-washing, counting, or arranging items. These thoughts, urges, and compulsions can be extremely stressful and can also cause feelings of frustration, shame, and even disgust.

Oppositional defiant disorder – ODD is characterized by an angry or irritable mood, argumentative or defiant behavior, and a strong sense of vindictiveness. People who have ODD are likely to lose their temper quickly, and are easily annoyed or resentful. Other symptoms include arguing with authority figures, refusing to comply with rules, deliberately annoying others, and having a tendency to blame others for their mistakes or behaviors.

Personality Disorders – This category includes a variety of mental health conditions, including but not limited to Schizoid personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. These disorders are characterized by symptoms that include pervasive and inflexible thought patterns and behaviors that deviate significantly from the expectations of one’s culture.

Psychosis – This term encompasses a variety of experiences that involve breaks from reality. A person who has a psychotic episode may have visual or auditory hallucinations, which means the individual may see or hear things that are not there. Psychosis may also involve delusions, which are strong irrational beliefs that a person retains even in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence.

Schizoaffective Disorder – This disorder features symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations, disorganized or catatonic behavior, disorganized speech, delusions, and diminished emotional expression, along with either a major depressive episode or a manic episode

Schizophrenia – This mental health disorder is characterized by symptoms including hallucinations and delusions, disorganized or catatonic behavior, incoherent speech, diminished emotional expression, and significantly decreased motivation to engage in purposeful activities.

Self-harm – Self-harm describes a variety of behaviors through which an individual intentionally inflicts pain or harm onto him- or herself. The more common types of self-harm include pinching, scratching, or cutting one’s skin; pulling out one’s hair; burning oneself; punching oneself or hitting one’s head on walls or other hard objects; and drinking caustic or poisonous liquids.

Suicidal ideation – Suicidal ideation can include a wide range of thoughts related to ending one’s own life. These can include fleeting thoughts of the possibility of suicide up to creating detailed plans for ending one’s own life. Suicidal ideation may be symptomatic of a depressive disorder or another type of mental health disorder.

Trauma – Though often closely associated with military combat, trauma actually includes a variety of other troubling experiences. In addition to combat, trauma can include automobile accidents, serious illnesses, natural disasters, physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect, sudden unexpected death of a loved one, sexual assault, acts of terrorism, and kidnapping. A person can become traumatized by being directly involved in such events or by witnessing them.

For information about treatment for any of the disorders on this page or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of treatment at Westend Hospital, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you determine if Westend Hospital is the perfect place for you or someone you love.

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