The team of Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists & Counselors offer Cognitive Behavior Therapy, RET, EMDR, NLP, Family and Interpersonal Therapies, Psychological evaluation, Psycho-diagnostic assessment, Neuropsychological and Cognitive appraisal, Neuropsychological/Cognitive Tests, IQ, EQ /Personality Tests, Dementia Evaluation, Clinical Assessments for Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Psychosis, & Stress Management Programs, etc.
Residential Care at Tulasi:
Tulasi offers clinically significant, facts-based treatment via assorted programs which include supported living, on the go psychotherapy & rigorous care.
Customized residential care programs are available for psychological and psychiatric disorders, addiction treatments, intensive psychotherapy, rehabilitation programs (from day care to long-stay), psychiatric -ICU, etc.
Subject to availability, an array of rooms is offered in accordance with the patient’s needs and liking.
From a broad perspective, Tulasi Healthcare offers the following services:
Abstinence from alcohol involves detoxification followed by dealing with and alleviating alcohol withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and delirium tremens, which is done by means of residential treatment at psychiatric/mental hospitals or at rehabilitation centres followed by participation in support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Patients are expected to quit cold turkey or with nicotine replacement therapy after detoxification. The addicted patients usually stay for 3 to 6 months at a rehabilitation centre or a psychiatric/mental hospital to completely overcome all tobacco withdrawal symptoms.
People who are addicted to prescription drugs such as painkillers, opiates, stimulants and/or barbiturates need to go through a medical detoxification program, during which they may experience withdrawal symptoms like seizures, flu-like symptoms when the dosage of the concerned drug is tapered. Relapse prevention is a major challenge.
The treatment of cocaine addiction begins with a week-long detoxification. After that, the person struggling with cocaine addiction is made to stay cocaine-abstinent for 30-90 days, even longer in some cases, till all withdrawal symptoms and probability of relapse have assuaged.
Both pharmacological and behavioral therapies can benefit persons who are struggling with addiction to heroin. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Contingency management are two behavioral therapies which have been used successfully to treat heroin addiction.
As in cases of heroin addiction, detoxification followed by Medication Assisted Treatment and behavioral therapies can benefit persons who are struggling with addiction to smack, which is a form of heroin. Both CBT & Contingency Management behavior therapies can be used in such cases too.
Brown sugar is an adulterated form of heroin, also called smack. Treatment is similar to treatment of smack/heroin addiction. Withdrawal symptoms experienced during treatment include aggravated violent behavior, symptoms of influenza (runny nose) & nausea.
It is advisable for persons struggling with addiction to cough syrup to get admitted in an IPD setup such as a rehabilitation centre or a psychiatric/mental hospitals as the treatment shall require medication and a detailed comprehensive therapy program, which can be better administered in controlled settings.
School going children have easy access to inhalants present in whiteners & spirits, which are commonly available at stationery stores as correction fluid, thinners, ink removers and glue. It is possible to treat this addiction by long-term counseling, anti-depressants & anti-craving drugs.
Schizophrenia is accompanied by phases of mania and despair. Treatment of persons suffering from Schizophrenia comprises of behavioral therapies, psycho therapies, counseling for prevention of substance abuse if substance addiction is present, medication and participation in support groups.
Bipolar Disorder comprises of three distinct mood states of mania, depression & hypomania, and is ideally treated with mood stabilizers, anti-psychotics & anti-depressants along with psychotherapy which involves counseling.
Depression is a disorder of emotional state that involves persistent feeling of despair and loss of interest in everyday activities. It can be treated by Talk Therapy or medication (administration of anti-depressants) or using a combination of both
Anxiety is associated with feelings of fear & worry which meddle with performance of routine chores in an individual’s everyday life. Anxiety disorders include OCD, PTSD and panic attacks. Anxiety and associated disorders can be treated using medication, CBT, Meditation and Psychotherapy.
Stress involves failure to recover from being witness to or having experienced a traumatic or petrifying event. CBT, ERP,ET, Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing along with appropriate medication can help in treatment of stress and associated disorders.
In order to deal with stress, it becomes imperative to make use of the 4As’: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept. Making to-do lists, saying no to things which are beyond one’s capacity of achieving striking a work life balance, meditation, exercising regularly, etc. are a few techniques of mitigating stress.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive disease which deteriorates memory and compromises crucial functions of the brain. Though there is no cure for this disease, cognition enhancing medication, management strategies and self care (physical exercise) may temporarily alleviate symptoms.
OCD is characterized by irrelevant thoughts and fears (obsessions), which lead to repetitive behavior (compulsion). Treatment includes Talk Therapy, medication or both. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) & Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may be used in treatment resistant cases.
Dementia is a cluster of conditions characterized by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as loss of memory and judgment. Therapies leveraged are Rehabilitation & Occupational Therapies. Medication to be administered is cognition-enhancing medicine.
Mania is characterized by highly elevated and excitable mood states for prolonged periods of time. Mood stabilizers & Anti-psychotics are the most commonly administered medicines for treatment of Mania. Episodes of Mania are usually exhibited by patients suffering from Bipolar Disorder
The most common Dissociative disorders include Dissociative amnesia, Dissociative Identity Disorder & Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder. Psychotherapies such as talk therapy, counseling or psychosocial therapy are administered for treatment of dissociative disorders. Antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or antipsychotic drugs may be prescribed by psychiatrists for treatment of associated symptoms.
Treatment of Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by the suffering person emphasizing heavily on physical symptoms such as exhaustion and soreness of a muscle; which leads to a lot of emotional anguish and problems carrying out routine tasks. Psychotherapies such as CBT and Family Therapy can be implemented in such cases to tackle the symptoms in addition to administration of anti-depressants.
For people with anorexia nervosa, effective treatment must always include regular and adequate nutrition. People with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder may need to lose some weight to avoid or to overcome medical problems. Psychological treatments include: Family Therapy, CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy & psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Tackling and rectifying irregular sleep-wake patterns of the body focuses on increasing the stimulation to reset the sleep clock in the brain. The primary objective is to have one long sleep phase during night and one long awake phase during day time. Light treatment is one way to help a destabilized body clock. Behavioral counseling may also be beneficial.
Neuro-cognitive Disorders, often collectively referred to as Organic Brain Syndrome, are a set of conditions which lead to mental impairment. Treatment involves giving time for the injured brain to fully recuperate, followed by administration of pain killers and antibiotics. Occupational therapy & Physical therapy are also leveraged to treat such disorders.
People struggling with personality disorders usually find getting along with other people in their respective families & societies very hard & troublesome. These disorders involve unhealthy patterns of behavior & thought. Medication such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotic medication & anti-anxiety medications may be administered. Psychotherapies or Talk Therapy, such as Dialectical behavior therapy & CBT may also be used.
At times, you or someone you care for may require emergency mental healthcare interference. If you or someone you care about requires such emergency care, call 8800000255 or 9811020405 for assistance from Tulasi Health Care.
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