NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals’ Expansion Approach To Treating Comorbid Disorders
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals’ expansion in Conroe, Texas, is taking a unique approach to treating patients. The hospital welcomes patients with many complex medical comorbid disorders and severe psychiatric disorders. Cameron Gilbert, Ph.D., works with patients to ensure that they get the care that they need while struggling with more than one health issue, mental or otherwise.
Patients with comorbid disorders are too physically or neurologically ill to be treated at a standard psychiatric hospital. Patients who need special care thrive at NeuroPsychiatric Hospital as they are given both the physical and mental care that they need to get well. At the same time, “our patients are too emotionally or behaviorally impaired to go to a regular general acute hospital. These patients fall right between the cracks”, stated Gilbert.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals’ founder, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana, is excited to expand to be able to serve even more patients. Many patients who receive treatment at NeuroPsychiatric Hospital have found that they have nowhere else to go – many other healthcare organizations have given up hope for these patients.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana believes that no patient is without hope, and he works to restore the health of patients who have struggled through their healthcare treatment elsewhere.
NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, led by Dr. Cameron Gilbert, provides a safety net to people in the surrounding community. When a hospital or psychiatric care facility is unable to give a patient the care that they need and deserve, Dr. Cameron Gilbert steps in to take over.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert serves many different populations at NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, from the affluent to people who receive fixed incomes. Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana recognizes that both physical and mental illness does not discriminate, and people from all walks of life should get the best health care possible to help them understand and stay well.
Patients at NeuroPsychiatric Hospital come to Dr. Cameron Gilbert and NPH from many different places in the community, including emergency rooms, nursing homes, group homes, from a referral by law enforcement, and more. Dr. Cameron Gilbert believes in creating strong relationships with community leaders to meet the needs of a community’s most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana thrives on helping patients who have comorbid disorders that need intense treatment, and are not able to be treated at a traditional facility. With the Conroe expansion, Dr. Cameron Gilbert is hopeful that he’ll be ready to serve a new community to help their struggling populations get the mental and physical health care that they need to live their best lives.
South Bend, Indiana / Recently, the NY Times knowingly ran a story using inaccurate information about a mental health crisis segment. Becker’s Modern Healthcare re-printed this story and ran it with no verification of the facts. Our country is in a mental health crisis, and when the media outlets or others put out false information designed to advance personal agendas, they only hurt the patients and the hospitals fighting every day to help these patients. By distracting society from the real issues facing patients with serious mental illness, such as an extreme lack of access to care for those suffering severe psychiatric disorders, underfunding or lack of funding by private insurance companies for treatment, overcrowded emergency rooms, daily violations of Mental Health Parity laws, serious over-regulation of hospitals that make it almost impossible to care for patients, the lack of qualified mental health providers, serious nursing shortages throughout psychiatric hospitals across our nation, the lack medication and housing for these severely disadvantaged patients, these false narratives hurt everyone. Each time a homicidal or suicidal patient is denied care, we all lose.
The NY Times called an employee of NBH, whose role with NBH is to obtain community resources for severely mentally ill patients who are about to be discharged. Rather than ask about the scarcity of such resources, the reporter sought her opinion on patients “dumped” by nursing homes on hospitals such as those within the NPH system. The employee gave very misleading information that was based upon her guessing rather than actual data. This is not surprising because, in her role at NBH, the employee did not have access to this data type.
When the NY Times called an executive at NBH to confirm the employee’s statements, the NY Times was given accurate information that did not fit the reporter’s narrative. It appears that, rather than change the article’s nature, the reporter chose to ignore the facts. To make matters worse, Becker’s Modern Healthcare blindly regurgitated the false information in the NY Times article without making any effort to verify that information’s accuracy.
It is true that, on occasion, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, families, or group homes may refuse to take a patient back after discharge, but this is almost always due to a severe change in the patients psychiatric, medical, and/or neurological status making it unsafe for the patient to return to their previous facility or home safely. While other hospitals may have a patient “dumping” issue, over 98% of the NBH referral sources take their patients back if it is safe for them to return. NBH does not want to minimize this issue for other hospitals, but we can only report what our data shows.
The employee who recklessly reported false healthcare information was terminated for violating multiple standards of NBH, including releasing inaccurate information to the community. After termination, the employee repeatedly apologized to NBH for her mistake, stating she was pressured by an “ombudsman” and the reporter to make these false statements for the NY Times story’s sake.
The staff of NBH, like all Americans, insist that accurate information be reported to society regardless of politics. False stories designed to fit a reporter’s narrative or personal agenda are never appropriate and make an already dangerous problem worse by distracting citizens from the real and overwhelming issues faced each day by patients who have a serious mental illness. Any media institution that can so recklessly manipulate stories about mental illness further demonstrates how little our society understands many Americans’ nightmares who live with serious and complex psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric hospitals and
providers fight every day in a war to care for patients who are often dangerous not only to themselves, family members, neighbors, and others but also to the very doctors, nurses, therapists, and other professionals trying to provide necessary treatment to these patients.
We at NBH care for these patients proudly and compassionately; and, we do not need even more organizations such as the NY Times and Becker’s Modern Healthcare to hinder an already challenging job.
Adults with autism face many unique personal challenges that can make their lives more difficult to handle. Thankfully, professionals like Cameron Gilbert, Ph.D., of NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals are providing many modalities to help individuals with this disease. As our understanding of this disease has expanded, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana states that treatment methods have become better at delivering an improved lifestyle for adults affected by autism.
Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana: Behavioral Care is Critical
For example, he states that it is possible to use directed lessons – such as teaching individuals how to watch social cues – to help with autism. Dr. Cameron Gilbert believes that many adults with autism are fully capable of learning these lessons and handling the demands that this process places on them. He suggests using a system that adapts to the needs of that person, as their treatment progresses.
Adaptable Care is Critical for Success | Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana
How a specialist adapts their care varies on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Cameron Gilbert suggests cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with milder cases of autism. He suggests that this treatment method can help to reinforce critical behavioral lessons that make it easier for those with autism to react emotionally and handle the challenges placed on them by this disease.
Those with more severe cases of autism may need more intensive behavioral care. For example, Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana states that teaching appropriate behaviors on a small scale is critical. Adults with autism must learn how to interact with others, first, before learning more challenging processes. Dr. Cameron Gilbert believes that it is never too late for anybody with autism to expand their capabilities.
A Further Expansion of Treatment Modalities | Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana
Although behavioral care is essential for helping adults with autism, Dr. Cameron Gilbert also believes that intensive psychiatric and neurological care may be beneficial. For example, various types of neurosurgeries and brain stimulation techniques may be found to decrease some symptoms of autism. Dr. Cameron Gilbert believes that many of these care options could be adapted to help many individuals with this disease.
However, he stresses that a total cure for this disease is still far in the future at this time. Methods for changing the brain’s chemistry to manage this disease, he states, are in their earliest stages of research but could provide a promising expansion of these care options in the near future. Dr. Cameron Gilbert of Indiana hopes to be among those who discover a cure but understands that any decrease in symptoms is crucial for those adults trying to cope with the daily demands of autism.