Integrated Approach to Treatment
Treatment at the EmoLogic Clinic is based upon the integration of Emotion and Logic. We believe it is a basic fallacy to separate mind from body, and to treat the two as isolated entities. We extrapolate this conviction into our approach with regards to the treatment of Psychiatric conditions. Emotional problems cannot be properly treated by considering them as “purely biological” or “purely psychological”. Most emotional turmoil is the result of a combination of problems arising in the brain as well as the mind. Taking this into account, we intend to use a variety of tools to identify and treat psychiatric conditions. Besides relying on extensive, traditional clinical interviews to unravel a patient’s underlying problems, we will be using Brain SPECT imaging, in specific cases, to visually identify complicated conditions. In addition to using traditional medication management and psychotherapy, we will be offering cutting-edge treatments for difficult-to-treat conditions, such as Genetic testing, Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic stimulation) and VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation).
We intend to provide the highest quality service to those who entrust us with their emotional health. We do not view emotional problems as the patient’s fault, or a sign of weakness. We regard the patient’s decision to seek help as a courageous and introspective action taken to better his or her own life. We consider our patient’s problems not as something to become frustrated about, but as a logical puzzle that needs solving.
We will work closely with our patient’s other treatment providers after obtaining written permission from them. Identifying and addressing medical problems, if any, is vital to the proper treatment of psychiatric conditions, and is yet another example of the integration of mind and body â€“ and of emotion and logic.
Time spent with patients: The time spent with a patient to understand and diagnose his or her particular condition, is of paramount importance. It is impossible to perform a comprehensive assessment, especially in the Psychiatric setting, if the physician only has 15-20 minutes to evaluate a patient. In a private practice setting, better physician autonomy enables greater and more fruitful therapeutic interaction.
The absence of bureaucracy in a private setting also enhances the personal relationship a patient has with the practice and enables quicker appointments and timely medication refills, eliminating the need to wait several weeks or months to see the doctor.
Co-ordination with other physicians: Just as Logic and Emotion need to be integrated together for optimal mental health, so do mind and body. Good Psychiatric care cannot be accomplished without proper attention to underlying medical issues, if any. For this reason, we believe that corresponding and sharing information with the patient’s Primary medical physician is of utmost importance. After we have received a written consent from our patients, it will be our policy to work closely with other treatment providers to achieve optimal clinical results.
Offering best treatment options available including cutting edge treatments: In addition to traditional services such as comprehensive Psychiatric evaluations lasting 50-55 minutes and follow-up appointments usually lasting 20-40 minutes, EmoLogic clinic also offers cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment modalities such as Genetic testing, Vagus Nerve stimulator parameter settings, personal and couple’s psychotherapy, group therapy, Brain SPECT imaging and Consultation services. Transmagnetic stimulation (rTMS), a cutting-edge treatment for severe depression will be added soon.