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Dementia assessment : An indispensible roadmap for difficult decisions.

Dementia (a contraction of ‘de’, meaning ‘without’ and ‘ment’, meaning ‘mind’ in Latin), is a decline in cognitive ability in a person, of greater extent than could be reasonably explained as the result of normal aging. This type of decline is far more commonly seen in people older than 65 (i.e. the geriatric population), but may occur prior to this age, in which case it is referred to as ‘early onset’ dementia.

Anger management: A step-by-step, systematic approach aimed at self-control in the domestic environment and elsewhere.

The practice offers an extensive anger, aggression and violence management program, domestic and otherwise, based on social learning theory (Bandura) and cognitive-behavioural theories, such as those of Aaron T Beck. It follows a group-therapy approach, allowing the therapeutic benefits of role play, and shared experience. Where conditions such as social phobia prohibit a group-therapy based approach...

Psychotherapy: Supportive, Expressive, Analytic and Behavioural

Psychodiagnostic and psychotherapeutic services are offered for all forms of psychopathology as it occurs in the adult population. Using the DSM IV as a nosological point of departure, this would include Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Impulse-Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Somatoform Disorders, Substance Disorders and Personality Disorders.

IHC: Accurate and specific diagnosis. Essential for access to services and appropriate programs.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) requires three criteria to be met for a diagnosis of Intellectual Handicap (referred to as ‘Mental Retardation’ in the DSM IV) to be made.