Lindner Center of HOPE: A Center of Excellence for Treating Mental Illness of Adults and Youth

Mental health is an area of growing concern in today’s culture. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) states that mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 Children also face mental disorders. The National Mental Health Information Center estimates that as many as one in five children and adolescents may have a mental health disorder that can be identified and treated.

Fortunately, you are not alone. There is hope!

Lindner Center of HOPE is distinguished as a center of excellence for treating a wide array of mental disorders. The depth and breadth of services and skills available at one location is unparalleled in the Midwest and among the best in the country. The Center offers an exceptional continuum of care, addressing both common and more complex mental illnesses for patients, age 2 to senior-adult. Patients receive highly individualized services from an onsite multidisciplinary team that works together to understand and treat the unique needs of each patient.

Areas of excellence include:

What makes Lindner Center of HOPE special? Lindner Center of HOPE takes a progressive and scientific approach to assessing and treating mental disorders. Research shows that early diagnosis improves patient rate of recovery. That’s why leading mental health experts at Lindner Center of HOPE begin with a complete, onsite diagnostic assessment. Then, since every patient’s need is different, the team recommends and facilitates a tailored treatment plan. Lindner Center of HOPE takes the extra step of formally involving the patient’s family in the diagnostic and treatment process, leading to better long-term outcomes.

Lindner Center of HOPE is a leader in diagnosing and treating mental disorders. The Center continues to take steps to offer the best programs and services by:

  • Leading some of today’s most progressive mental health research. Working in affiliation with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine, clinicians at the Center’s Research Institute not only actively pioneer new disorder findings, but also integrate proven advancements into daily patient treatment and care. This is significant since typically it can take up to 17 years before research findings become fully integrated into routine diagnostics and treatment. However, at Lindner Center of HOPE, research informs patient care each and every day.
  • Providing a continuum of care for the full spectrum of a mental disorder. The Center’s highly credentialed, specialized teams are skilled at addressing all aspects of mental disorders. For example, services for eating disorders extend beyond anorexia, bulimia and binge eating to include overeating and obesity. Patients benefit from well-rounded treatment for their specific diagnosis and unique needs.
  • Offering expertise with an extensive, dedicated staff of health care professionals. The 36-member staff at Lindner Center of HOPE is a leader in diagnosing, treating and researching mental illness. They share a commitment to improve mental wellness and the effectiveness of today’s comprehensive care.
  • Continuing to improve care through information sharing. The Center is recognized as one of only 22 members of the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC), which includes Harvard, Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and Duke University among others. Networks like these help the Center’s share and learn about new and emerging treatment protocols.
  • Collaborating with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to enhance mental healthcare for adolescents offering a 16-bed inpatient unit at Lindner Center of HOPE and an adjacent, partial hospitalization program. These programs treat all adolescent mental health diagnoses, but offers a specialized track staffed by the Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Treatment Team for treating teens with eating disorders. To read more about Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s mental health programs, click here.
1Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Walters EE. Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of twelve-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun;62(6):617-27.

Who’s on the Team?

The multidisciplinary team at Lindner Center of HOPE consists of highly credentialed specialists who treat a wide spectrum of disorders. Patients with difficult or multiple disorders (co-occurring conditions) can find trusted help. Committed staff members work collaboratively with patients, family, clinicians and other caregivers to improve diagnostic accuracy, maximize treatment planning, enhance the continuity of care, ease transitions and ultimately improve outcomes.

Treatment team members include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Recreational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Vocation specialists

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