Psychiatric Disease

Intensive Outpatient Adolescent Treatment Program

Cleveland Clinic's Center for Behavioral Health offers an Adolescent Mood Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program (AMDIOP), which is designed to meet the unique needs of adolescent patients who can benefit from intensive services while remaining engaged in the community. The AMDIOP has been developed for adolescents aged 13 to 17 with diagnosed or suspected mood disorders, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and others. The program uses intensive group therapy that focuses on dialectical behavioral therapy (a type of cognitive behavioral therapy) to empower patients to broaden their repertoire of coping skills, increase their capacity for self-awareness, and decrease life-threatening behaviors and actions that interfere with quality of life.

Intensive Outpatient Adolescent Program

Adolescent Outpatient Data 2021

The Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ: long version) is a screening tool for depression in children and young people aged 6 to 19, consisting of a series of 33 descriptive phrases regarding how the subject has been feeling or active recently. It scores on the long version range from 0 to 66. Scoring 27 or higher on the long version may indicate the presence of depression in the respondent.

Mean group scores for the MFQ at initial assessment and at the program's completion are displayed for a sample of adolescent outpatients (N = 74) evaluated and treated in the intensive outpatient program in 2021. Median duration between initial and follow-up assessment was 6 weeks.

F/U = follow-up