Psychiatric Disease

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Behavioral Health has established an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to provide treatment for adults who suffer from mood disorders as well as dual diagnoses (ie, mood disorders combined with substance abuse). This comprehensive adult behavioral program, which is located at 2 Cleveland Clinic hospitals — Lutheran and Marymount hospitals — has been created to address the unique needs of patients who can benefit from more concentrated services beyond a weekly therapy session while maintaining active lives in the community. Overall, the aim of the IOP is to help patients reduce mood disorder symptoms, regain their lost confidence, and achieve greater levels of functioning, including returning to work, resuming their daily activities, and returning to their roles as contributing members of their families. The program is available 3 to 4 days per week and is generally 4 to 6 weeks in duration, with an average group size of 8 to 12 patients.

Reduction in Illness Severity Following Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (N = 164)

January 1 – December 31, 2021

CGI-S = Clinical Global Impression – Severity, GAD-7 = Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item, PHQ-9 = Patient Health Questionnaire

Mean group scores for the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item (GAD-7) at initial assessment and at the program's completion are displayed for a sample of adult outpatients (N = 164) evaluated and treated in the IOP in 2021. On average, patients experienced a significant reduction, defined as > 5 point change on the PHQ-9 and GAD-7. Median duration between initial and follow-up assessment was 6 weeks.