“The Greatest Healing Therapy Is Friendship & Love”
One in five people lives with a mental illness. Each of us feels the impact, whether it affects you directly, or someone you know and love. Our department is dedicated to building and providing better, evidence-driven models of clinical care for conditions affecting individuals across the age spectrum with severe and diverse illnesses. Our department will be able to provide psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Time-limited Psychodynamic Therapy, and Couples and Family Therapy for patients with a wide range of presenting problems. The Individual Psychotherapy Clinic, which is staffed by psychiatry residents, provides the opportunity for patients to receive long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Patients are often admitted on a voluntary basis, but people whom psychiatrists believe may pose a significant danger to themselves or others may be subject to involuntary commitment. The focus in these units is to make life as normal as possible for patients while continuing treatment to the point where they can be discharged. However, patients are usually still not allowed to hold their own medications in their rooms, because of the risk of an impulsive overdose.
The doctors here also make specific research in behavioural phenotypes in genetics disorders; Cellular cytoarchitectural and protein signature of major psychiatric disorder; Developmental epidemiology of psychosis; Neurobiology of autistic spectrum disorders; Deliberate self harm; The neurobiology of epilepsy and non-epileptic sequences; Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is and Mental Health Services research. They focused upon clinical neuroscience and health services; some of them are :
Psychiatric Treatment For Alcoholism:
Alcohol use disorder is what doctors call it when you can’t control how much you drink and have trouble with your emotions when you’re not drinking. Some people may think the only way to deal with it is with willpower, as if it’s a problem they have to work through all on their own. But alcohol use disorder is actually considered a brain disease. Alcohol causes changes in your brain that make it hard to quit. Trying to tough it out on your own can be like trying to cure appendicitis with cheerful thoughts. It’s not enough.
Psychiatric Treatment For Anxiety:
Everyone worries or feels nervous from time to time. Anxiety is a normal human reaction to stressful situations. But for people with anxiety disorders, those fears and worries aren’t temporary. Their anxiety persists, and can even get worse over time. Anxiety disorders can severely impair a person’s ability to function at work, school and in social situations. Anxiety can also interfere with a person’s relationships with family members and friends. Fortunately, though, there are effective treatments for anxiety. In some cases, medications have a role in treating anxiety disorders. Yet research shows behavioral treatment, alone or in combination with medication, is a highly effective treatment for most people with an anxiety disorder.
Psychiatric Treatment For Depression:
Psychotherapy is the most common initial treatment tool that we employ with our patients who suffer from depression. There are numerous evidence-based types of therapy for depression. The type of therapy we employ is specific to what the patients discuss during their initial evaluation and subsequent follow up visits. We base the type and intensity of therapy on my patients’ stressors, symptoms and preference for the frequency of follow up visits. All of my patients receive supportive therapy. At each appointment we provide an empathic environment in which they can discuss any number of concerns and stressors in a supportive, non-judgmental and non-critical atmosphere. We seek to help my patients make their own connections, discover insights and solutions, while working through difficult problems and situations. There are other types of psychotherapy including: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). There are also intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for those who are most negatively impacted by depression and whose functioning is the most severely impaired.