12 North: Conditions We Treat

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The staff of 12 North evaluates and treats children with severe psychiatric disorders. Among the conditions we treat are:

  • Severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression/suicidal behavior
  • Explosive behavior
  • School phobia/severe separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar spectrum disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Complex diagnostic problems
  • Chronic medical conditions; co-morbid illnesses; complex cases
  • High-functioning autism spectrum disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Tic Disorders
  • Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trichotillomania
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Learning Disorders

We can treat co-occurring eating disorders as long as the patient is medically stable. We do not treat substance use disorders or eating disorders as primary diagnoses. We can offer diagnostic clarification and with school approval, we can perform psychoeducational testing during inpatient hospitalization. We work closely with the child's school and have full time teachers from Eastern Suffolk BOCES on the unit Monday-Friday, so the child receives attendance credit during their hospital stay. Having school on the unit allows us to assess for learning disorders, ADHD, or other mental health conditions that may affect the child's functioning in the classroom. We are then able to make recommendations to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) at your child's school with your consent.

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