Overview

Meridell Achievement Center is a Residential Treatment Center (RTC). We specialize in psychiatry and neuropsychiatry for children (5-11), adolescents and teens (12-17).

All of our patients have a history of treatment failure in inpatient and outpatient care. Our patients are referred from throughout the USA and internationally. Our capacity is 134-beds, distributed into seven residences. We are a private residential treatment center on a 63-acre ranch-style campus in Liberty Hill, Texas, 35 miles northwest of Austin. Our medical staff includes Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, a Pediatric Neurologist,Psychologists and Neuropsychologists.

Diagnoses

Depression • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) • Bipolar Disorder • Anxiety Disorders • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) • Conduct Disorder • High-end Autism Spectrum Disorders • Learning Disorders • Developing Personality Disorder Traits

Associated Learned Maladaptive Behaviors

Self-Injury • Suicide Attempts • Eating Disorders • School Difficulties/Truancy • Parent-Child Conflicts • Peer Conflicts • Substance Use • Stealing • Running Away • Isolation • Emotional Detachment • Avoidant Behaviors • Physical and Verbal Aggression • Poor Decision Making • Poor Impulse Control

Neurologically-Based Symptoms / History

Poor Planning Skills • Impulsivity • Attention/Memory Deficits • Pathological Aggression (violent behavior without provocation or gain) • Repetitive Rage Behavior • Abnormal Laboratory Tests (CT, MRI, EEG) • Abnormal Neuropsychological Tests • History of Neurological Insult/Disease (In-Utero Poisoning, Acquired Head Injury, High Risk Birth, Seizures, etc.)

* PROGRAM DETERMINATION*

Each patient is individually considered for appropriateness for each program based on clinical assessments and records, psycho-social history, and other medical records. Patients with predominant neurological symptoms/history are often determined to be most appropriate for the neurobehavioral program, but each case is unique. Admitted patients can transition between programs after further assessment, observation, and/or progress. Traditional and Neurobehavioral programs are separate and distinct. Tests, evaluations and medications can be utilized across programs.

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