Mental health includes our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and react to a situation or an individual. It also determines how we oversee our stress, emotions, and make choices or decisions. Mental health should be given utmost important throughout the life span. Clinical psychology is the branch in psychology which concerns with diagnosis and treatment of individuals (all age group) who have issues in the areas of cognition, emotion, social and behavior.
Assessing clients' mental health through psychological assessment and testing, and providing appropriate interventions.
Pediatric patients with Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Autism, Specific Learning Disability, Early Intervention, Parental counselling, Digital Addiction, emotional and behavior disorders.
Adult patients with Psychiatric Illness, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Somatic complaints which are psychogenic in nature, Dissociative Disorder, and other emotional problems. We also deal with Anger management, Alcohol dependence, Premarital Counselling, Marital and Family Therapy.
Geriatric patients with focuses on emptiness, behavioral issues, memory disturbances and other neurological conditions like Parkinson, Dementia.
Neurological Conditions in general for all age groups
Other Neurological Conditions in general for all age groups Memory disturbances, Stroke, Epileptic, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST ACTIVITIES PERFORMED/ ATTRIBUTES AT DR. KAMAKSHI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Clinical interview and assessment play a significant role in understanding the individual completely, in diagnosing the cause and condition of the current issues, and in selecting the appropriate treatment that includes therapy and management for the individual.
It includes collecting detailed case history regarding the issues, past examination, family history, personal history, and other aspects.
It deals with systematic evaluation of the problem using a standardized psychometric tool with comprehensive procedure which is tailor made.
Formulating therapy plans based on the diagnosis of individuals with mental illness of all age groups such as children, adolescence, adults, and elderly.
Psychoeducation for parents and caregivers, addressing the care takers well being and the impact of the patient's condition on family members.
Providing support group therapies for patients and their care takers/ family members.Final assessments, booster and follow up sessions.
PSYCHOTHERAPIES AND COUNSELLING PROVIDED
It is aimed at young people to help them make sense of their feelings, behaviors and thoughts and entails the use of unique techniques. Thus, our team at dr.kamakshi Memorial hospital diagnoses the problematic behavior of the concerned individuals and they have to go through certain counseling sessions accordingly.
Anger management is a psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control. It has been described as deploying anger successfully.Anger is frequently a result of frustration, or of feeling blocked or thwarted from something the subject feels is important. Anger can also be a defensive response to underlying fear or feelings of vulnerability or powerlessness.
In behavior therapy, parents and children learn to promote desirable behaviors and reduce unwanted behaviors. This form of therapy seeks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.
For people with brain injury and their families, cognitive problems may be the greatest barrier to returning to 'normal' life. These difficulties involve memory, attention, social behavior, safety judgment, and planning and carrying out future actions. They affect a person's ability to care for himself, keep appointments, complete tasks, or interact with people appropriately.
It aims to help people manage mental health conditions or cope with negative experiences and behaviors. It involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time.
It aims to help a person work on their relationships with others. According to NAMI , therapists often use interpersonal therapy to treat depression. During interpersonal therapy, Our therapist evaluates a person's social interactions and helps them to notice negative patterns.
It is also called couples therapy, helps couples - married or not - understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Marriage counseling gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
Parent child interaction therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy also called PCIT is an evidence-based, short-term treatment designed to help young children with highly disruptive behavior learn to control their frustration.
A method used to help reduce muscle tension and stress, lower blood pressure, and control pain.
It focusing human efforts for maintaining a healthy body and mind capable. of better withstanding stressful situations. A well managed stress can help one, to view events and situations as challenges and contributes in the growth of individual.
It is a kind of therapy most physicians can offer their patients. It aims to improve symptoms and maintain, restore or improve self-esteem and skills.
Social skills training
Persons with mental illness might have social skills deficits such as an inability to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions appropriately. Such deficits in social skills in some persons with mental illness (and not all) could arise either as part of the illness, or because the early onset of the illness may have restricted their opportunities to learn new social skills, or use the skills that they have learned. Sometimes symptoms of the mental illness, such as anxiety, may interfere with the utilization of the skill.
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