Behavioral Health Services

Whether it's mental health problems, substance abuse or other behavioral health issues, Baton Rouge General is here for you and your family. Specializing in geriatric care, our staff is focused on your individual needs and is equipped to handle a variety of cases in the family-like atmosphere you've come to expect from the General.

Behavioral Health Services

Whether it's mental health problems, substance abuse or other behavioral health issues, Baton Rouge General is here for you and your family. Specializing in geriatric care, our staff is focused on your individual needs and is equipped to handle a variety of cases in the family-like atmosphere you've come to expect from the General.

Whether it's mental health problems, substance abuse or other behavioral health issues, Baton Rouge General is here for you and your family. Specializing in geriatric care, our staff is focused on your individual needs and is equipped to handle a variety of cases in the family-like atmosphere you've come to expect.  Some of our most commonly treated conditions include:

  • Geriatric Mood Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety, due to dementia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression, due to life changes
  • Depression, due to chronic or serious illness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Chronic and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Frustration and acting out due to an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical illness

Aging adults have unique physical, emotional and social needs. At Baton Rouge General, our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle to address all these needs through psychotherapy, medication management and nutrition education.

And because our Behavioral Health Unit is located inside our full-service hospital, our care team looks at treating not only the mental illness, but also any other medical conditions our patients may have. 

Inpatient Services

When you or a loved one (age 50+) is suffering from a mental illness, it can be an emotionally and physically demanding experience for everyone involved. During your stay at Baton Rouge General, our care team will support you and your family in this journey and provide you with the resources you need. Our patients learn to live healthier lifestyles through education on:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Coping Skills
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Fall Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Optimism
  • Physical Activity
  • Social Connections
  • Stress Reduction

Contact Us:

To request more information about our inpatient behavioral health services, please complete the form below and someone will contact you shortly.

* Required






Intensive Outpatient Services

At Baton Rouge General’s Behavioral Wellness Center, we believe in delivering the highest quality of care to our patients with the same caring and compassion this community has come to expect from Baton Rouge General for more than 100 years.

If you or a loved one (age 18+) is experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, trauma or any issues listed below, please contact the Behavioral Wellness Center.
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-esteem Issues

Services offered:
  • 3-day intensive outpatient and evening group psychotherapy
  • Group, individual and family therapy
  • Person-centered and customized treatment
  • Psychiatrist and medication management
  • Transportation to and from therapy, if necessary

Accessing treatment is easy. Simply call or fax the following information:
  • Demographic and contact information
  • Insurance information
  • Medication list (if available)
  • Psychiatric/progress notes (if available)

All major insurances and Medicare are accepted.

CONTACT US:

To request more information about our inpatient behavioral health services, please complete the form below and someone will contact you shortly.

* Required






Myself
Someone Else


Electroconvulsive Therapy

One in four adults over the age of 20 suffer from some form of mental illness, whether it’s recent anxiety or something you have lived with for years. Our goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle to address your needs. Our physicians will discuss all options available before deciding on any treatment.

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a safe and effective treatment option for psychiatric disorders. During treatment, electric currents are passed through the brain, deliberately triggering a brief seizure that can reverse the symptoms of certain mental illnesses. It often works when other treatments are unsuccessful and can benefit pregnant and lactating women, seniors, patients with limited tolerance to psychiatric medications and patients that are at a high risk of suicide. If ECT is recommended, you will be educated and informed about the procedure and given a complete medical examination including a history, physical, neurological examination, EKG and laboratory test.

ECT is the most effective, fastest and safest acute treatment for major depression with remission occurring in 70 - 90% of all patients and can be used to treat:

  • Treatment Resistant Depression
  • Severe Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Atypical Psychosis

For more information, please call (225) 381-2621.