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Behavioral Medicine Programs & Services - Loma Linda University Medical Center


Psychiatric problems seniors face often occur from a complex combination of biological, psychological, and social problems. Failing health and long-term implications of cumulative losses seriously impact not only the patient, but also family members and other caregivers. This program offers a dedicated unit to care for the special needs of the elderly. In addition, the program serves individuals who are under the age of 55, but have physical and/or mental characteristics comparable to seniors.

Seniors Psychiatry Program

*Adult program (ages 18 and above)

Issues such as anger, depression, anxiety, and grief are often overwhelming and can lead to an acute psychiatric crisis. The focus of adult services is to assist patients in restoring balance to their lives. Our professional staff are trained to deal with a broad array of psychiatric issues including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive, and many others

Adult Services Program

*Youth program

Growing up in today's society can cause emotional changes which might make children and adolescents susceptible to self-harm, depression, acting out, or drug and alcohol abuse. LLUBMC uses a family-centered approach tailored to meet the needs of the child/adolescent. Youth services address a number of issues including family conflicts, school related difficulties, and alcohol or drug abuse.

Child program (ages 8-13)

Life sometimes becomes chaotic, and children may "act out" these feelings. Our staff on the children's unit recognizes the needs of children and provides a consistent, structured environment to deal with aggressive, self-abusive, or withdrawn behaviors that can no longer be safely managed at home.Child Intensive Outpatient Program

Adolescent program (ages 13-17)

Adolescence is a critical time of rapid physical, social, and emotional change during which an adolescent may be especially susceptible to self harm, depression, or drug and alcohol abuse. With specific expertise in working with young people, the adolescent program's staff offers an understanding and individualized approach to help restore adolescents to satisfying and healthy lives. Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Education program

Both the child and adolescent programs place a large emphasis on education and include an accredited school with certified teachers. The student is supported to recapture scholastic skills and maintain academic standing.

*Eating disorder program

Each year, more than five million Americans suffer from serious eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, binge-eating, and bulimia nervosa. If left untreated, the psychological, physical, and emotional consequences can be devastating. Throughout treatment, individuals and their families are given the tools necessary to overcome the disorder and work toward a healthy recovery.

Eating Disorder Program

*Partial hospital program

The partial-day hospital for adults and adolescents provides continued intensity of clinical focus with the opportunity to return home in the evenings to "try out" newly acquired skills. Programs are available from one to five days a week based on individual needs. Partial Hospital Program

triangleAdult chemical dependency program

Entering treatment for chemical dependency may be a difficult and emotional decision, but the support of compassionate and experienced staff makes the first steps to recovery a little easier. In addition to the treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, LLUBMC is one of the few treatment centers that offer specialized care for those addicted to prescription medication in association with chronic pain. While undergoing outpatient treatment, sober living homes are available off campus as a safe-haven for our patients.

Chemical dependency Consultation services
  • Medical consultations
  • Counseling regarding severity of addiction
  • Intervention counseling
  • Employer consultations
  • Aftercare attendance monitoring for individuals referred for treatment by employers

*Specialty services

*Research opportunities

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To find out more information about our programs or to schedule an assessment, please call (909) 558-9275.