Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC

The Dr. Alan & Diane Breier Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis (Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC) is located on the lower level of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Founded in 2009, Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC is a full-service center for young people who are at high risk for, or currently experiencing, the earliest stages of a psychotic disorder. The program consists of two highly specialized clinical programs, which are described below in detail. 

In addition, Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC serves as a research center to improve outcomes and a training site for students and residents across a range of mental health and other disciplines. 

Team members work to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and their families to support recovery and prevent relapse. They tailor treatment to each individual and employ many approaches including education, case management services, individual and group therapy, employment/educational services, and psychiatric medication management. 

Team members also communicate with other health care providers and key community-based professionals to enhance understanding of mental illness among individuals outside the mental health field. 

For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center Access at 317.880.8491 or one of our program-specific referral lines.

  • Dr. Alan & Diane Breier Prevention and Recovery Center for Early Psychosis –
    Indiana Clinic for Assessment, Resilience, and Early Detection (Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC iCARE)

    The mission of Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC iCARE is to improve the present and future lives of young people, ages 16 to 35, who are experiencing symptoms consistent with an increased risk for psychosis. 

    Program goals: 

    • Be a resource of information and education for the community through outreach.

    • Help individuals experiencing symptoms receive a prompt assessment.

    • Promote overall well-being and engagement for clients in meaningful life roles.

    • Delay or prevent the onset of psychosis.

    • Provide a path for treatment for individuals who have developed psychosis.

    • Provide support to families of clients.

    If you or someone you know is experiencing early warning signs of psychosis, please call the referral line at 317.880.8171

    These include progressive and significant deterioration in functioning (school, work, social); withdrawal from friends and sometimes family; sensory sensitivity (light, sound, touch); decreased sense of smell, subtle, very brief and infrequent illusions or hallucinations; reduced coordination and increased clumsiness; difficulties understanding others or being understood in conversation; reduced concentration, attention, memory; suspiciousness, paranoia or baseless fearfulness; odd ideas and behavior that are new and uncharacteristic of the individual; delusional thinking, but without conviction; anxiety, irritability, depressed or unstable mood; reduced drive, motivation and energy; and sleep disturbance.

  • Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC Coordinated Specialty Care (Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC CSC)

    Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC CSC provides early screening, prevention and intervention services for individuals ages 14 to 35 who have experienced a first episode of psychosis within the past five years.

    PARC CSC provides comprehensive clinical services with multidisciplinary teams evaluating and addressing every participant’s individual needs. Each team member completes training specific to first episode psychosis and adheres to the evidence-based “OnTrack” model of care.

    Three clinical teams serve program participants, with each comprised of a psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, case manager, nurse, clinical pharmacist, supportive employment and education specialist, and a team lead. Additional staff provide outreach and educational services in the community and across the state of Indiana. The PARC CSC program aims to improve functioning, promote wellness and recovery, and ultimately improve outcomes for young people with psychotic disorders.
    If you or someone you know is experiencing first episode or recent onset psychosis, please call the referral line at 317.880.8669.
  • Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC Research

    Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC is dedicated to furthering the understanding of the causes of psychosis and developing new, more effective treatment alternatives. As a center of research excellence, Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC conducts cutting-edge clinical trials of novel therapeutics for psychosis. Additionally, neuroimaging technologies are used to investigate the roles of brain structure, function and metabolism in illness occurrence. Since opening, the program has enrolled hundreds of young clients with early psychosis for treatment, many of whom also participate in research studies.

    Dr. Alan & Diane Breier PARC conducts research through surveys and questionnaires, medication trials, psychotherapy trials, brain imaging, repetitive transcranial stimulation and genetic studies. Research helps to develop new drugs to help fight disease and illness, and every participant is important in reaching those goals. Participants receive excellent medical care, may receive study procedures at no cost and are often paid for their time. 

    A physician reviews volunteers’ medical history, and the research team answers questions and determines if they qualify. Patients can discontinue participation at any time, and volunteering does not affect their clinical care. 

    If you or someone you know if interested in participating in a research program, please call 317.880.8495.
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