Impulse control disorders are a group of mental health disorders in which a person is unable to resist the urge to give in to their impulses, even if they are well aware that their behavior can lead to harm. While most people are able to think rationally and decide not to act on impulses when they arise others lack that control and end up giving into their wants and desires. Those with an impulse control disorder often gain pleasure when acting on their impulse, but soon after are filled with regret, shame, and/or remorse. Some of the main types of impulse control disorders include pyromania, kleptomania, intermittent explosive disorder, and trichotillomania.
Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, OK is a private acute inpatient psychiatric care center for adolescents, adults, geriatrics, and intellectually disabled patients who are struggling with a variety of mental health and chemical dependency problems. Located in the rural town of Ada, Oklahoma, our treatment hospital is situated on a serene landscape, which enables us to provide confidential care in a tranquil environment. Rolling Hills has been a leader in behavioral healthcare since 1988, which means we have years of experience working with all types of patients no matter what their needs may be. Whatever may be standing in the way of you having the life that you want, the staff at Rolling Hills’s treatment clinic is here to help.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
While you may feel powerless as you sit there watching your loved one’s life slowly being taken over by their inability to control their impulses you are most likely overcome with a number of different emotions. It is heartbreaking to see their life take such a negative turn, but at the same time, you don’t understand while they just don’t stop. Here are some ways in which you may be able to help your loved one:
- Get educated about their impulsive control disorder so that you are able to provide workable solutions
- Talk to your loved one about your concerns and how much you care about them
- Participate in the treatment process
- Offer support during and after treatment
- Be realistic about their progress and understand that they may slip or relapse
- Get support for yourself
Why consider treatment at Rolling Hills Hospital
The actual symptoms of an impulse control disorder are going to depend upon the specific problem, but in all cases, the inability to control your actions will most often result in negative consequences. The behaviors that develop from an impulse control disorder quickly take over a patient’s life and can escalate quickly. While the initial signs may start out slowly as the symptoms get worse the destructive behaviors will increase and lead to more serious consequences.
Impulse control disorders are usually treated with medication, psychotherapy, and behavior modification. Inpatient treatment is known to be beneficial in helping individuals who are struggling with a type of impulse control disorder because it can provide a wide array of services to meet each patient’s individual needs. Medication can be provided to help to ease the presence of an additional mental health disorder and help lessen the symptoms that have been plaguing an individual. Additionally, inpatient care will provide you with a safe place while you start the recovery process.
Our Philosophy and Benefits
At Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, it is our mission to provide superior behavioral healthcare services to the people, communities, and hospitals we serve. Our core values focus on honesty and fairness, treating people as we wish to be treated, and providing a level of care we would want for a family member. It is our goal to evaluate and stabilize any psychiatric disorder or substance abuse issue and increase each patient’s level of functioning within the community. An experienced psychiatrist leads our team, which also include psychologists, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, certified nurse aids, mental health technicians, recreational therapists, and other healthcare professionals within the hospital setting.
Types of Treatment Offered at Rolling Hills Hospital
At Rolling Hills’ treatment clinic, we maintain a treatment team of professionals dedicated to providing high-quality care to each and every person that comes to us. All treatment regimens are individualized to meet patient’s particular needs and stated in measurable terms within the patient’s treatment plan. Most of our treatment options use a combination of medication and cognitive behavioral therapy but our various options tend to have additional, consistent needs. Your specific needs will determine which type of treatment unit you will be placed in. The following are some therapeutic treatment methods that may be part of your treatment plan.
Medication management: At Rolling Hills, each one of our patient sees our psychiatrist at least three times a week for evaluation and medication management. All patients will be thoroughly evaluated and monitored throughout the course of treatment.
Individual therapy: All of our patients engage in individual therapy on a weekly basis, at least two hours a week for adolescents and at least once a week for all other units.
Group therapy: Here at Rolling Hills we offer a number of different process and expressive groups on a weekly basis. Topics will vary some depending upon the unit that is a person is in. However, some of the topics offered on each unit may include: coping skills, anger management, life skills, and managing mental illness.
Family therapy: Family therapy is an important part of the treatment process and is held at least once a week for each one of our patients. For the adolescent unit, family sessions must be held in person with a licensed therapist. Additionally, parents are encouraged to attend regular treatment meetings and can call to check on their child on a regular basis.
In addition to these therapeutic methods, Rolling Hills provides a number of other services that you may participate in during your stay with us. These include:
- Expressive therapies (art, music, pet therapy, tai chi)
- Daily school
- Emotions anonymous
Continued Care and Levels of Treatment
At Rolling Hills Hospital discharge planning begins at admission and is continuously re-evaluated throughout the patient’s stay in order to help ensure a smooth transition when a patient stay with us has come to an end. All discharge plans will be discussed at least once a week with family members, the centers where the patient has come from, and the patient themselves. When you are ready to transition to the next level of care we will do everything we can to make sure the appropriate plans are put in place to ensure continuity of care.