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Psychotic Disorders Division

McLean OnTrack™

McLean Hospital’s programmatic divisional structure allows for the full integration of clinical care, research, and educational activities. McLean OnTrackTM operates within the Psychotic Disorders Division, led by Dost Öngür, MD, PhD, alongside a compassionate multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care and well-being of McLean patients.

Learn more about all of McLean’s clinical programs on the Clinical Services listing.

The Psychotic Disorders Division offers a comprehensive range of services for patients who live with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or other severe forms of mental illness. Staff have special expertise in treating psychotic patients and in providing personalized support and education to family members.

Successful treatment of psychotic disorders involves a combination of elements, including medications, psychotherapy, patient and family education, and rehabilitation and social supports.

The Psychotic Disorders Division is dedicated to continuity of services during transitions while helping to coordinate care with community clinicians, social service agencies, families, and other support systems.

Appleton is a self-pay, residential treatment program for adults with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other persistent psychiatric illnesses. Designed for people who would benefit from longer-term residential care, the typical length of stay for patients is between two and four months. Program staff provide the kind of personalized care that enables people to understand, accept, and manage their illnesses so they can return to their communities and live as independently as possible.

Waverley Place is a community-based rehabilitation program offering comprehensive, coordinated care and support for adults with chronic psychiatric illness. As part of the program, rehabilitative and living plans are collaboratively designed by staff and center members, taking into account circumstances such as housing, employment, education, psychiatric services, spiritual needs, social needs, and individualized goals.

The Community Reintegration Unit is an inpatient program designed for adults in need of crisis stabilization, providing a comprehensive range of services as part of a short-term care model. A primary goal of treatment is to help individuals regain their health in the least amount of time spent in the hospital so that they may return safely and independently to their home, community residence, or other outpatient treatment setting.

The Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program is a short-term, expertly-staffed unit reserved for periods of acute crisis or severe exacerbation of illness where safety or self-care is seriously compromised. Efforts are made to limit time at this level of care and to transition patients to the least-restrictive environment consistent with personal safety and clinically sound care.