A residential treatment program since 1919, the Austen Riggs Center offers effective treatment for adults (18+) who have been diagnosed with a range of disorders including
- depressive disorders;
- bipolar disorder;
- borderline personality disorder;
- other personality disorders;
- psychotic disorders including schizophrenia;
- post-traumatic stress disorder;
- obsessive compulsive disorder; and
- anxiety disorders.
In addition, many people come here with histories of substance use disorders or eating disorders, and as long as the person is medically stable and not actively abusing substances, our treatment can be helpful for these conditions as well.
We treat the individual, not the diagnosis. Diagnostic labels cannot capture the essence of an individual’s struggles or strengths, and they often obscure what people have in common. Many of our patients have multiple diagnoses; and many have been identified as “treatment resistant” in the past. Often they seek psychiatric treatment at Riggs because they need a different approach, and many opt to stay in our long term residential treatment program following the initial evaluation period of treatment.