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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common types of behavioral health disorders?

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

What are the signs and symptoms of mental illness?
Examples of signs and symptoms include:

  • Feeling sad
  • Confusion
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Unnecessary worrying
  • Extreme feelings of guilt
  • Mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Feelings of tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
  • Substance abuse issues with alcohol or drugs
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Thoughts of suicide

How do I know when to get behavioral health treatment for myself or a loved one?
If you or a loved one begin to show signs or symptoms of mental illness, you should see your primary care physician or mental health professional. Most mental illnesses don't improve on their own, and if untreated, may not improve over time and cause serious problems.

Where do I start with behavioral health treatment?
To begin behavioral health treatment at Baton Rouge General, call (225) 387-7904 or complete the form below to start a confidential conversation with a specialist.

What behavioral health treatments are offered at Baton Rouge General?
Baton Rouge General offers inpatient mental health treatment, intensive outpatient therapy and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care?
Inpatient care is for more serious mental illnesses and requires the patient to be admitted to the hospital. Outpatient care is for less serious mental illnesses does not require a patient to stay at the hospital.