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Butler Hospital

Butler HospitalButler HospitalButler Hospital is the only private, nonprofit psychiatric and substance abuse hospital serving adults, adolescents, and children in Rhode Island and southeastern New England. Founded in 1844, it was the first hospital in Rhode Island, and has earned a reputation as the leading provider of innovative psychiatric treatments in the region. The hospital is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in conducting cutting-edge research, and with more than $19 million in research funding, the hospital has the largest percentage of funding of the Brown affiliated hospitals. Butler's research activities have helped bring about groundbreaking treatments, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a treatment for depression recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Deep Brain Stimulation, a "pace-maker for the brain" that is used to treat severe obsessive compulsive disorder and depression.