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Adult Psychiatric Services

Outpatient Psychiatry

Intensive Outpatient Care

Adult Inpatient Care

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Employee Assistance Program

Child & Adolescent Services

For more than 30 years NMMC's Behavioral Health Center has provided help for people with psychiatric disorders. Like other medical problems, behavioral disorders may present as acute or chronic, and may lend themselves to crisis intervention. On the other hand, a more relaxed, informal environment may be appropriate to assist people with less severe emotional disorders.

NMMC's Behavioral Health Center has four units to meet the needs of adults with a variety of psychiatric problems. The treatment team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, counselors, social workers, recreation and activity therapists and other ancillary staff.

Outpatient Psychiatry


For adults and children dealing with mental health conditions, the NMMC Behavioral Health Center offers outpatient psychiatry services. Our compassionate, board certified psychiatrists will help you find the medications best suited for your unique diagnosis and metabolism while leading you to a happy, healthier state of mind.


Our outpatient psychiatry services address:
• Depression (including postpartum)

• Anxiety

• Other psychiatric conditions

• Post-traumatic stress disorder

• Mood disorders

 

Appointments are now available via Telehealth. Telehealth brings our specialty psychiatric care right to your community by allowing you to see one of our psychiatrists in the nearest participating clinic. The telehealth consult is transmitted via a secure Internet source through video equipment and computers in the exam room that is connected to the provider’s computer. We are happy to provide this service to our patients in order to save you time, travel and resources. Telehealth appointments are equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction.

 

Outpatient Psychiatry Behavioral Health Clinic - Oxford


Our Oxford location is simply an extension of our outpatient psychiatry clinic in Tupelo. It was put in place in order to serve those patients living in the Oxford area as well as the faculty, staff and students of the University of Mississippi. Dr. Harrison Evans, who calls the Oxford area home, provides excellent patient care through outpatient treatment in this location. Dr. Evans is available to treat those individuals struggling with a psychiatric condition or a chemical dependency.

 

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Intensive Outpatient Care

NMMC Behavioral Health Center offers an intermediate level of care through our Intensive Outpatient Program. Licensed staff create individualized treatment plans for those struggling with depression, addictions, anxiety, adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, grief and loss. The program includes individual and group therapy, medication management provided by a board-certified psychiatrist, and referrals for follow-up care at program end.


Therapy sessions cover a wide range of skill-building topics to provide individualized care including goal setting, coping, self-esteem, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and self-defeating behaviors.

 

Intensive outpatient care is also available for chemical dependency treatment.

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Adult Inpatient Care (18 years or above)


The Adult Inpatient Program at NMMC Behavioral Health Center provides diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who are in acute crisis because of mental illness, emotional distress, destructive behavior patterns, challenging life transitions or difficulties coping with daily life. Patients struggling with depression, suicidal intentions, anxiety, hallucinations, paranoia, mood swings or destructive anger may benefit from this additional support and treatment.

Our program is made up of a team of licensed individuals who will work together to develop a personalized treatment plan in a safe, therapeutic environment. Family involvement is encouraged
and is often integrated into patient treatment. Our program is designed to stabilize patients who need a more controlled environment for healing and to facilitate a smooth return to daily life. After stabilization, we offer a variety of outpatient treatment programs to provide continued healing.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


TMS is a safe, painless alternative option for those with depression who cannot tolerate antidepressants or for whom antidepressants do not work. TMS uses a targeted pulsed magnetic field, similar to what is used in an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine. While the patient is awake and alert, TMS therapy stimulates areas of the brain that are underactive in depression.


TMS therapy is an in-office treatment that takes 20-40 minutes and is performed while the patient sits in a chair. Treatment consists of sessions administered five days a week, for up to four to six weeks. The patient is monitored by a licensed psychiatrist throughout the process.


Many types of patients may benefit from TMS treatment, including:

  • Patients who cannot tolerate SSRIs (antidepressants) because of excessive weight gain or other side effects
  • Patients who show no progress on SSRIs
  • Patients who are pregnant or have a medical condition in which taking an SSRI is not safe.

 

Patients may return to normal activity immediately after treatment.


TMS is covered by most insurance. Check with your insurance provider for more details.

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

An Employee Benefit that Benefits Employers

Even the best employees have an off day. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a service provided by employers to their employees. It provides confidential, professional, short-term counseling, referral
and follow-up for the client, spouse and dependent children.

The EAP helps individual employees and their immediate family members overcome problems that could interfere with or jeopardize their jobs.


Such problems may include:

  • Marital conflicts
  • Parent/child conflicts
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Financial problems
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Alcohol/drug-related problems
  • Job-related problems

 

For more information on the EAP, call (662) 377-3813 or 1-800-321-2706.

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Child & Adolescent Services

NMMC Behavioral Health offers outpatient services for children and adolescents ages 6-18.

 

Services available include:

  • Psychiatry via Telehealth
  • Counseling for:
    • Depression
    • Parent/child relational difficulties
    • Anxiety
    • Conduct problems

For more information, call: (662) 377-3161 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

The North Mississippi Medical Center Behavioral Health Center is a place where families who are struggling with problems such as these can come to get help and hope.