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Top 10 US hospitals

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Best hospitals in the US

Your local hospital may be equipped to handle general conditions and emergencies, but if you or anyone in your family is suffering from a specific disease or disorder, finding a hospital that specializes in that particular condition can mean more accurate diagnostic results and better odds of a successful treatment plan. Here is a list of the nation’s top 10 hospitals by specialty.

8. Best hospital for Psychiatry

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


The National Institutes of Health estimates that 1 in 4 adults 18 years and older in the US suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year.

The Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston offers specialized psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents and children on an in-patient, or out-patient basis and also offers acute care. The US News & World Report has named the hospital's psychiatry department one of the best in the US for 14 consecutive years.

The hospital focuses on psychiatry, psychology and the neurosciences, and its clinicians are committed to discovering new therapies through clinical and scientific research initiatives. The Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General offers innovative treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders including attention-deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD), autism, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar and eating disorders, and conducts a wide range of clinical trials for patients who have not responded to previous treatments. The department encompasses 25 specialized centers including The Alan and Lorraine Bressler Clinical and Research Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Schizophrenia Clinical & Research Program, Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders, and Depression Clinical & Research Program (DCRP) to name a few.

The hospital's staff includes board-certified psychiatrists and psychologists and over 70 clinical and research fellows. Massachusetts General Hospital has 907 patient beds and over 1,886 full-time and 567 part-time physicians.

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