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Psychiatry

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Psychiatric services at Sibley are provided by the hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit.

Inpatient Services

Sibley Memorial Hospital’s inpatient Behavioral Health Program provides acute, short-term treatment for patients ages 18 and older in need of a safe, secure and therapeutic environment. The clinical treatment program is designed to return patients to their optimal levels of functioning as quickly as possible.

The inpatient program includes:

  • 24-hour nursing support
  • Psychiatric assessment by experienced psychiatrists
  • Medication stabilization and management
  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning
  • Social work/expressive therapy groups
  • Physical and occupational therapy consults
  • Nutrition consults

Outpatient Services

Sibley is one of very few providers in the area who offers the next generation of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy, known as deep TMS or dTMS. This therapy, given on an outpatient basis, is a powerful depression treatment for patients for whom medications are inappropriate or ineffective. Learn more about TMS at Sibley.

Sibley also offers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for outpatients when clinically indicated.

Sibley’s Reputation

In surveys conducted by the Washingtonian magazine, Sibley’s inpatient unit has consistently been among the top choices for psychiatric treatment in the Washington, D.C. region. Read some of the most frequently asked questions about our psychiatric care at Sibley.

For more information about the psychiatry program, please contact Darryn Dunbar, MS, RN, Director of Behavioral Health by email at ddunbar4@jhmi.edu, or call the Behavioral Health Services line at 202-243-2230.