Patients are admitted for long term as a voluntary boarder under the provision of section 15, part 1, chapter 4 of mental health act 1987. Informed consent of patient and relatives is necessary for admission.
- 2 passport size photographs
- 2 photocopies of ID proof
- Things of daily needs
Yes we can help.
Samyak is well constructed set up with lock and key system with all the precautions taken against escaping and absconding tendencies of patients. We have residential team of Psychiatrists, nursing staff and male and female attendants.
Yes, we conduct family meeting once a month and allow phone call twice a month once the patient gets stabilized
The recommended period of treatment is usually 3-6 months as per the guidelines though the discharge is the combined decision of the respective doctor, counselor, and family of the patient.
We have panel of on call doctors of other faculty who come for visit as per the need. In case of medical emergency, patient is shifted for further management.
Good food is very essential to maintain good health so we decided to keep our own pantry and serve freshly prepared food. Food timing is strictly followed.
- Tea: Served three times a day.
- Breakfast: We maintain the variety every day.
- Meals: Typical Indian food is a given with feast twice a week which includes sweets and other dishes.
Apart from this patient is provided outside food as per demand.
ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
These are group of disorders where affected patients show major or minor changes in behavior, personality, communication, day to day activities and other important domains of life.
These are some of the common mental problems-
- Bipolar Mood disorder
- Phobias and Panic Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Suicidal tendencies
- Neurotic illnesses
- Personality disorders
- Adjustment and Relational problems
- Sexual dysfunctions
Some of these illnesses mean losing touch with reality (Schizophrenia), while others involve problems which are more personalized.
Anyone can suffer from mental illness. But those who have a family history of mental illness and predisposing risk factors in surrounding environment are more prone to these illnesses
The symptoms may be mild to severe according to the type of illness. Changes in behavior or warning signs can be sudden or gradual. Symptoms in general are anxiety, depression, suspiciousness, false perceptions, obsessive ideas, reduced sleep or activity, not mixing up and staying alone or changes in mood patterns. There are vagaries in talking or communication, food intake, loss of energy or drive etc.
The treatment mainly consists of Psychotropic drugs, ECT’s, Individual counseling, Family therapy, Cognitive behavior therapy, Group therapy, Occupational therapy, Art therapy, Drama therapy, Music therapy and a conducive environment for the recovery in total.
Recovery here is a relative term. It depends on type of illness, subjective capability of the individual, underlying personality makeup and last but not the least family support. But by and large with appropriate treatment and family support there are fair chances of recovery in most of the patients.
Rehabilitation provides a controlled environment where apart from supervision of medication compliance many other psychosocial activities are undertaken to improve social skills and help the individual to regain his or her lost potential and importantly gaining insight into one’s own illness
It includes regularization of sleep, appetite and self-care, social skills training, occupational and vocational training, group sharing and psycho-education.
No. This is very common misconception; most of the medications are very safe with almost no or very minimal side effects.
It is perhaps the safest treatment modality in Psychiatry having no side effects. It is lifesaving in case of psychiatric emergencies like suicidal and violent patients. In this procedure, a very small current is passed through scalp for duration of hardly one second, which induces generalized tonic-clonic activity. Prior to this patient is sedated with the help of short general anesthesia. It is done only after taking written informed consent from the relatives
Addiction is a Bio-Psycho-Social disease which affects the patient, his family and anyone who is emotionally close to him.
Any person who is hereditarily predisposed and environmentally exposed to addictive substances becomes addicted to an addictive substance
When a person does not follow a proper routine, is absent from home or work for long periods, locks himself up in his room and avoids interacting with the family, prefers to keep his own company, cannot manage in the money he gets, is found to lie very often, is moody or aggressive is definitely using some addictive substance. You may also find hidden bottles, syringes, foils and chillums.
Yes. Addiction is a disease and needs treatment.
Yes, we conduct family meeting once a month and allow phone call twice a month once the patient gets stabilized.
- Managing withdrawals and detoxification.
- Other medical management including delirium
- 12 steps of Alcoholic Anonymous
- Group therapy and counseling
- Various other techniques like confrontation, drama therapy, aversion therapy etc.
Psychiatric medicine to manage underlying behavioral disturbances and anti-craving agents
The treatment recommended by us is of at least for 3-6 months duration. But if the patient has severe physical, psychological or personality problems he may need a longer stay.
With appropriate treatment, therapy and counseling measures sobriety can be maintained for longer period.
They need admission when they are into the second phase of the disease, where their health is at stake or they have become a threat to society or self.
Yes. The family definitely plays an important role in the treatment of addiction. They need to understand the disease and learn ways to deal with addiction. They need to undergo family therapy and counseling.
Yes. There is a specific routine at the center and adherence to this is strictly monitored.