Treatment Modalities

A clinical examination (consultation) usually lasting an hour initially is conducted. Following the consultation it may be necessary to undergo special investigations to confirm a diagnosis e.g. MRI Scan or blood tests. When a diagnosis has been made - treatment options are discussed and in many instances a multi-disciplinary approach is necessary (i.e involvement of clinical psychologist, occupational therapist and dietician).

The treatment plan is holistic, aimed at increasing mental vitality and ultimately optimizing functioning.

In certain instances it may be necessary to be admitted to a psychiatric Hospital for more intensive treatment and assessment. Admission can be arranged to Denmar psychiatric Hospital (www.denmar.co.za).

Treatment Modalities include:

  • Medication (pharmacological agents)
  • Psychological interventions:
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    • Supportive therapy
    • Psycho-dynamic therapy
    • Couples therapy

Links

www.denmar.co.za

www.mysupport.co.za

www.sadag.co.za

www.sasop.co.za

www.eapisa.co.za


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