A psychiatric assessment is the process of gathering information about a person within a psychiatric service. It is usually the first stage of a treatment process. A psychiatric assessment is most commonly carried out for clinical and therapeutic purposes, to establish a diagnosis and formulation of the individual’s problems, and to plan their care and treatment.
It includes the following-
Pharmacotherapy, as the name suggests, involves the use of psychotropic medication (e.g. antidepressants or antipsychotics) to treat mental health symptoms and disorders. Just as those with physical health issues, such as type I diabetes or asthma, usually have medication to keep their bodies functioning well, many individuals with mental health issues need medication to help their brains function normally.
Psychotropic medications majorly fit into the following five categories:
It refers to a specific treatment approach that considers the biological basis of neurodevelopmental disorders (such as gastrointestinal abnormalities, immune dysfunctions, detoxification abnormalities, and/or nutritional deficiencies or imbalances) and targets those biological processes as a part of an individual’s holistic care.Biomedical treatment is based on the principle of 3 R’s.
1. Remove and Eliminate Toxins
2. Replenish nutrients
3. Restore Functions
It refers to a group of interventions which are designed to stop, or at least reduce, the effect of biomedical problems (such as gastrointestinal abnormalities, immune dysfunctions, detoxification abnormalities, and/or nutritional deficiencies or imbalances).
a) Hyperbaric oxygen therpy (HBOT):
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a safe and effective way to get more oxygen into the body at cellular level by using pressurized air chambers. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
Research studies have demonstrated that in individuals with autism, decreased blood flow through an organ to several areas of the brain correlates with many of the clinical symptoms of autism including repetitive, self-stimulatory and stereotypical behaviours, impairments in communication, sensory perception, and social interaction.
Research indicates that HBOT has improved the following symptoms in children with autism:
Duration of treatment: The initial session will consist of 60 -90 minutes treatments, preferably once a day. In special cases when the child comes from out of town, they can be treated twice a day with a minimum of 4 hours gap. It is most effective when recommendation treatment is done as close together as possible.
b) Special Diets:
c) Nutritional Supplements:
They are dietary supplements that are intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities. It can include nutritional supplements like omega, vitamins, minerals, calcium and amino acid.
d) Chelation Therapy:
Chelation therapy is a medical procedure where an agent is given to remove heavy metals and minerals from the body such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminium and calcium minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminium, and calcium.
Established in the year 2005, CCAW continues to provide its services across two centers in Greater Kailash, New Delhi presently.
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