Our experts provide psychiatric treatment to stabilize mental health symptoms and behaviors, including 24-hour inpatient care when necessary to ensure patient safety.
Along with counseling conversations to better understand mental health issues, psychiatrists examine underlying biological and neurochemical causes. This process can identify chemical imbalances, deficiencies or other problems. Psychiatrists are medical physicians licensed to prescribe medication and will often do so as part of a patient’s treatment plan.
Hospitalization may be necessary to treat substance abuse or serious mental health problems with severe symptoms, such as major depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
The 60-bed acute care psychiatric center in Jonesboro provides inpatient treatment for adults with psychiatric health disorders. Recognizing that adult patients and geriatric patients have distinct needs, St. Bernards has created two specialized areas—one for adults, 18 to 64 years of age, and one for geriatric patients, ages 65 years and older.
Our highly skilled staff includes four on-site psychiatrists, dedicated to caring for patients with compassion and dignity, who will create a treatment plan that includes an ongoing recovery process.
For more information, please call 870.932.2800.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
An outpatient service offered by Dr. Michelle Schofield, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an alternative for treating depression when medications have not produced the desired results.
TMS is a FDA-cleared non-invasive outpatient procedure that utilizes a pulsed magnetic field to stimulate function in areas of the brain affecting mood. The 40-minute treatment sessions are completed in the outpatient clinic for four to six weeks. There are no side effects and patient scan immediately return to normal activities, including driving, after treatment.
For more information, please call 870.930.9090.