August 10, 2004

Top Ten US Psychiatric Hospitals

Thanks to Jon Stanley of the Treatment Advocacy Center for forwarding us this information.

The Best Hospitals of 2004 - Psychiatry
Rankings by US News and World Report

Ranked only by reputation, hospitals in these specialties were names by at least 3 percent of the specialists responding to U.S. News surveys in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

1) Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
2) New York-Presbyterian Hospital
3) Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4) McLean Hospital, Belmont MA
5) UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles
6) The Menninger Clinic, Houston
7) Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT
8) Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford CA
9) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
10) Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

Source: US News and World Report


My Mom is 66 and was just diagnosed with psycosis. It is my understanding that this usually is found in the
earlier age of life.. She had the Gillian Berre syndrome last year. Could there be a connection.. She contracted the syndrome from a bad batch of the flu vacccine here in New Orleans..

Posted by: Suzy Blake at June 21, 2007 08:45 PM

Suzy, all I know is that she should get thoroughly tested because there are so many reasons to have psychosis. Her thyroid levels may be low, which is very common in older women. Check not just TSH but free T3 & free T4, totals, and other hormone levels.

As for other possible viral causes and immune/autoimmune responses... anything is possible, but I am not sure much is known factually. They found that the flu medication tamiflu can cause psychosis, and other medications as well can cause or trigger psychotic reactions.

Posted by: Jeanie at June 22, 2007 07:15 AM

i was just wondering if you could email me some info because my family and i think he has some of the sympthoms of the disorder and we really would like to help him. I have a two year that stays with him alot we are just worried about him please help us thank you so much

Posted by: Rex Mccall at December 6, 2007 05:03 PM

Hi There,
I am looking for best practices that have been developed for a staff person from an outside agency such as Schizophrenia Society to go into a schedule 1 hospital and offer family support and education. We have been funded to do this project, and I am searching for a current hospital that is doing this, so we can discuss.
Thank you. Lisa

Posted by: Lisa Cowley at December 18, 2007 12:44 PM

We are thinking of adopting two children whose mother is schizophrenic. What questions should we ask the children's case manager to better understand the children's risk of inheriting schizophrenia. My mother was schizophrenic and my siblings and I are all fine!

Posted by: Patricia at April 12, 2008 10:48 AM

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