Some common areas that neurobehavioral services might cover include
DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Our team of psychiatric providers has expertise in diagnosing and effectively addressing various mental and behavioral conditions. Among the prevalent issues frequently encountered are:
Depression: is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. Treatment often involves therapy, medication, or a combination.
Anxiety Disorders: These include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and others. They involve excessive and often irrational worry, fear, or anxiety. Treatment may involve therapy, medication, or a combination.
Bipolar disorder: This disorder involves mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic or hypomanic highs. Treatment often involves mood-stabilizing medications, therapy, and lifestyle adjustments.
Schizophrenia: It is a chronic disorder characterized by distorted thinking, hallucinations, delusions, and impaired functioning. Treatment usually includes antipsychotic medications, therapy, and support from health professionals.
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD): is characterized by persistent and unwanted intrusive thoughts or obsessions that lead to repetitive behaviors or mental acts known as compulsions. Treatment includes therapy and/or medications, or a combination.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD can often develop after exposure to a traumatic event and involves symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and heightened anxiety. Treatment often includes therapy and medication.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Treatment often includes behavioral interventions, psychoeducation, and sometimes medication.
Also known as talk therapy or counseling, psychotherapy is a cornerstone of mental health treatment. It involves a collaborative process between trained mental health professionals and the individual. Its goals are centered on understanding emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships better, and to develop strategies for coping with life’s challenges, and improving overall mental well-being. The most commonly offered therapy programs are:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Psychodynamic Therapy
• Humanistic Therapy
• Mindfulness-Based Therapy
• Interpersonal Therapy Benefits of Psychotherapy:
Benefits of Psychotherapy
• Emotional Awareness: Helps individuals understand and manage their emotions effectively.
• Behavioral Change: Provides tools to modify unhealthy behaviors and develop healthier coping mechanisms
• Insight: Facilitates self-awareness and understanding of the underlying causes of distress.
• Problem-solving: Equips individuals with problem-solving skills to address life challenges more effectively.
• Relationship Improvement: Enhances communication skills and interpersonal relationships.
• Stress Reduction: Teaches relaxation techniques and stress management strategies.
• Empowerment: Empower individuals to take an active role in their mental health and well-being.
Telehealth services, also known as telemedicine, involve the use of telecommunications technology to provide healthcare services remotely. These services encompass a wide range of medical activities, from diagnosis and treatment to consultation and monitoring, all conducted through electronic communication platforms. Telehealth has gained significant prominence, especially in recent times, due to its potential to increase access to healthcare, enhance convenience, and reduce the need for in-person visits, which can be crucial during situations like pandemics or for individuals with limited mobility.
Pharmacogenetic testing is a personalized medical approach that analyzes an individual’s genetic makeup to predict how they will respond to specific medications. By examining variations in genes responsible for drug metabolism and effectiveness, it allows providers to tailor medication choices and dosages to maximize therapeutic benefits while minimizing potential side effects. This approach aims to enhance the safety and efficacy of treatments by aligning them with an individual’s genetic profile.
Spravato is a prescription medication used in the treatment of severe depression, specifically treatment resistant depression (TRD) or major depressive disorder (MDD) with acute suicidal ideation or behavior. It contains esketamine, a derivative of ketamine, and is administered as a nasal spray. Spravato is typically used in conjunction with an oral antidepressant and is administered under the supervision of a healthcare professional in a controlled healthcare setting. It offers an alternative treatment option for individuals who have not responded well to other depression treatments.