Behavioral Health Services

Whether you or a loved one suffers from mental health problems, substance abuse or other behavioral health issues, the staff at Baton Rouge General is focused on your individual needs. Learn more about our team and how we are equipped to handle a variety of cases in the family-like atmosphere you've come to expect from the General.

Behavioral Health Services

Whether you or a loved one suffers from mental health problems, substance abuse or other behavioral health issues, the staff at Baton Rouge General is focused on your individual needs. Learn more about our team and how we are equipped to handle a variety of cases in the family-like atmosphere you've come to expect from the General.

Whether you or a loved one suffers from mental health problems, substance abuse or other behavioral health issues, the staff at Baton Rouge General specializes in geriatric care and is focused on your individual needs. Learn more about our team and how we are equipped to handle a variety of cases in the family-like atmosphere you've come to expect. Some most commonly treated conditions include:

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

Aging adults have unique physical, emotional and social needs. Our goal at BRG is to promote a healthy lifestyle to address all needs through nutrition education, medication management and psychotherapy. And because our Behavioral Health Unit is located inside our full-service hospital, our care team not only looks at treating mental illness, but also any other medical conditions our patients may have.

Inpatient Services for patients ages 50+

Suffering from mental illness can be emotionally and physically demanding for everyone involved.

Our care team supports patients and loved ones at Baton Rouge General, supporting your journey and providing the resources you need. Patients learn to live healthier as a result of education on:
  • Coping Skills
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Fall Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Optimism
  • Physical Activity
  • Social Connections
  • Stress Reduction
  • Substance Abuse

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Intensive Outpatient Services for patients ages 18+

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

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

The services we offer include:
  • 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 us with 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.


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Electroconvulsive Therapy

One in four adults over the age of 20 suffer from some form of mental illness. These issues range from recent anxiety to a longtime concern.

At Baton Rouge General, we promote a healthy lifestyle to address your needs, discussing 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. ECT 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 to 90% of all patients.

ECT can be used to treat:
  • Atypical Psychosis
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Severe Depression 
  • Treatment Resistant Depression

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