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A child’s emotional problems can surface in a number of areas such as school performance, home behavior and peer relations. What may begin as a “stage” can turn into disruptive, counterproductive or even dangerous behavior. We provide each child with individualized evaluation and treatment in the setting least disruptive to the lives of the child and family. We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. All patients who are inpatient or part of our day treatment programs attend school and receive credit through home bound instruction.

Inpatient Treatment Services We Offer

Our Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit program (2 North) is a brief crisis-stabilization program for youth up to age 18. Our patients come from all parts of South Carolina, and our goal is to help patients return to their families and communities as soon as possible. We work closely with families and caregivers, along with our patients. We also coordinate our services with outpatient treatment providers to work toward a smooth transition back to the community.

Outpatient Treatment Services We Offer

The Children's Day Treatment (CDT) services and outpatient clinics at MUSC Children's Health are coordinated through the Institute of Psychiatry and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The CDT Program, called STAR (stabilization, treatment, assessment and reintegration), provides intensive, comprehensive intervention to children and adolescents with severe behavior disturbances using a “day treatment” model. This is a less costly alternative to inpatient care, yet still provides the multi-faceted, long-term care required.

Psychological Conditions We Treat

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Behavior disorders
  • Child maltreatment
  • Developmental disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychiatric complications, chronic illness
  • Tourette’s disorder
  • Young child developmental and behavioral problems


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