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What We Treat

What We Treat

Behavioral Health Disorders We Treat

The mental health of every patient is the top priority at Fairmount Behavioral Health System. One of the first steps in determining treatment options for a patient is properly identifying signs and symptoms during their initial inpatient admittance. Below are some of the medical conditions and disorders we commonly treat at Fairmount Behavioral Health System.

We offer treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults designed to treat these and other mental health issues. If any of the symptoms below are causing concern for you or a loved one, please contact us at 215-487-4100 or use this online form to schedule an assessment.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder can look different for each person, but some obsessions and compulsions are more common than others.

Common Obsessions

  • Contamination (feeling dirty or covered in germs)
  • Doubts (concerns if they locked the door, turned off the lights or stove, etc.)
  • Need for order or symmetry (shoes lined up perfectly)
  • Aggressive impulses (harming themselves or others)
  • Vague thoughts of something terrible happening
  • Sexual imagery

Common Compulsions

  • Washing or cleaning (hands, clothes, doorknobs)
  • Checking (locks, lights, stove)
  • Counting (steps, objects)
  • Repeating (words, activities)
  • Arranging or ordering (pencils, shoes)
  • Touching (specific objects)


There are a variety of physical and psychological symptoms typically associated with individuals who have been impacted by a traumatic experience.

Physical Symptoms

  • Stomachaches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Hot flashes
  • Shaking or fidgeting

Psychological Symptoms

  • Anxiety symptoms
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Aggression and irritability
  • Minimal social and emotional responsiveness
  • Sadness and shame
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships with friends or family
  • Inconsistent mood
  • Problems with concentrations
  • Reckless or self-destructive behavior
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Changes in eating patterns

Personality Disorder

Personality disorders are characterized by persistent behavioral problems often associated with personal, social and occupational disruption.

Physical Symptoms of Personality Disorder

  • Intense, rapid changes in mood and affect
  • Problems with emotion regulation
  • Emotional liability or severe mood swings
  • Destructive and self-harming behavior
  • Issues with self-identity
  • Unhealthy relationships

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood shifts that can last between four days to two weeks. It involves two distinct groups of symptoms.

Major Depressive Episodes:Sadness, Hopelessness, Emptiness

  • Tearful
  • Lost interest in many activities or events they previously enjoyed
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Restless or fidgety

*During major depressive episodes, it is very important for people who are close to the individual to ask if they are thinking about harming themselves.

Manic Episodes: High Self-Esteem, Decreased Need for Sleep

  • Incoherent thoughts and fast-paced talking
  • Abnormally energetic
  • Risky behaviors such as drug use
  • Significant impairment to ability to perform daily tasks, maintain social relationships or complete work-related duties

Here to Assist You 24/7

If a psychiatric disorder or chemical dependency affects you or a loved one, please call 215-487-4100. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perform no-cost assessments and answer questions on programs and admissions.