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Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Comprehensive care for the mind and body

The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA is widely considered to be the premier psychiatric and behavioral health hospital in the western United States. We are proud of that honor, and it is our goal to re-earn it with each new patient who enters our hospital. The hospital provides comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities.


Adult Medical/Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

The inpatient unit provides proficient intensive evaluation and differential diagnosis of acute emotional and behavioral problems such as mood disorders, dementia, and psychosis, to both young and older patients. The unit also provides comprehensive treatment to the 18 year-old and older adult who may require more complex nursing care than a general psychiatric unit can provide and/or who is experiencing complicated medical conditions along with psychiatric symptoms. The unit provides expert care to those patients referred from the Department for Electroconvulsive Therapy.

Acute, ICU and Substance Abuse Adult Psychiatry Unit

This accomplished inpatient service is a 25-bed patient care unit which provides care to adult patients who are hospitalized for the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health and psychiatric illnesses. The inpatient unit is divided into three distinct sections: for patients who require intensive nursing care and treatment due to severely disorganized, disoriented agitated states, for acutely ill adult patients who need routine nursing care for the treatment of their psychiatric illness, and for adult who has substance abuse issues and provides Matrix programming, Alcoholics Anonymous panels and psycho-educational groups. The treatment team for the adult inpatient unit incorporates the expertise of psychiatric physicians, medical specialists, psychologists, clinical social workers, nursing staff and occupational therapists.

Adolescent/Child Psychiatry Unit

This esteemed unit serves adolescents and children who require inpatient treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders including; those associated with or complicated by learning disabilities, impulsivity and immaturity, neurological disorders such as epilepsy, and other chronic medical illnesses. Patients with conduct disorders, attention deficit disorders, organic personality disorders, schizophrenia, autism and other psychotic disorders, and other complex neurobehavioral disorders are also commonly seen. The unit program is organized to provide a well-structured, protective, nurturing, and stimulating environment for young patients.




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