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Psychiatric treatment and psychological therapy

Expert psychiatrists and allied health services in mental health

At Mind Connections, Specialist Health Services, psychiatrists and psychologists work individually. However, when needed, they work as a team to provide multidisciplinary team-based care. Expert knowledge, specialised skills, and experience in various disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, and children and adult behaviour allow patients to realise their full potential and strengths for a speedy recovery.

The full range of therapeutic options includes office and/or Telehealth based consultations for assessment, diagnosis and treatment, individual and group therapy sessions, patient support programs and repetitive Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).

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Therapy sessions are designed to make patients feel safe, validated and included. Hence, patients have the opportunity to talk about their emotions and experiences with skilled and professional experts.

  • Anxiety disorders: Generalised anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Panic & Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
  • Phobias: Agoraphobia, social phobia & specific phobias.
  • Affective disorders: Depressive & dysthymic disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia: Schizoaffective disorders & psychosis
  • Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa & atypical disorders
  • Personality disorders: Borderline personality disorders, Narcissistic & antisocial disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Geriatric

Ensuring older individuals’ dignity, independence, privacy, and respect is the priority of our treatment.

Advanced morbidities, such as the three big D’s; Dementia, Depression and Delirium, and decreased mobility, are very confronting in older age due to psychosocial factors such as loss of family members and friends.

The expert knowledge and skills of our geriatricians, psychiatrists, rehabilitation physicians and psychologists are crucial in optimising recovery for the elderly.

  • Types of Dementia & amnesic syndromes
  • Neurocognitive assessments
  • Capacity, capability, power of attorney & will assessments
  • Memory enhancer (Acetyl Choline Esterase Inhibitor) treatment
  • Depression & delirium in the elderly
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Combination of individual and group therapy sessions and advanced treatment such as repetitive Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is available as treatment options.  Unrecognised depressive disorders with treatment resistance are common in substance abuse disorders. 

  • Alcohol abuse/dependence
  • In addition to psychological therapy, we use Disulfiram (Antabuse), Acamprosate and Naltrexone
  • Substance abuse/dependence (cannabis, cocaine, amphetamine, opioids, cigarettes)
  • Behavioural addictions (gambling)
  • Prescribed medication abuse/dependence (We facilitate Diazepam withdrawal regime with local GPs)
  • Specific specialised treatment for Opioid dependence with long-acting injections
  • Mind Connections Specialist Health Services have registered prescribers under NSW Opioid Treatment Program. We use Buprenorphine products (Suboxone, Subutex sub lingual preparations, Sublocade and Buvidal depot injectable preparations)

Gender-specific disorders

Finding a qualified mental health professional who has experience and familiarity with the challenge’s members of the LGBTQIA community frequently face is critical to successful therapy. Whether it is for issues related to one’s sexual, romantic, gender identity or other concerns related to mental health and gender, our professionals assist in solving issues with empathy and understanding.

  • Pre- and post-natal depressive disorders and psychosis in women
  • Gender dysphoria & identity disorders
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQIA) issues
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Children & adolescence

Childhood mental, emotional and behavioural issues can lead to long-term difficulties that impair the health and well-being of children and their families. Treating a child’s mental health issues as soon as possible helps them decrease problems at home, school, and making friends. It can also aid in the healthy growth of children into adults.

  • Pervasive development disorders such as Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Oppositional Defiant disorders
  • Neurocognitive assessments & IQ testing
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Dysthymic Mood regulation disorders

Occupation specific

We provide several types of therapy that have proven to be effective in treating trauma and other occupational-related mental health concerns. Healthy coping skills and stress management techniques developed in therapy can be helpful tools in reacting to the impacts of high-stress jobs.

  • Assessments and treatment services for Australian Defence Forces
  • Assessments and treatment services for Police recruits
  • Dispute resolution for employment services

Medico-legal

Our specialists can conduct Medico-legal examinations as required by 3rd parties in the process of an ongoing legal matter or injury compensation claim. Having fee approval for services before the appointment with one of our experts is necessary for these circumstances.

  • Work cover claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • 3rd party legal claims
  • Civil & criminal matters (Issues can be very complicated in some circumstances).  We may have to decline some requests, and we will explain the reasons behind our decision.

Location-specific

We are well aware of many reasons which hinder patient’s attendance at our offices. Throughout Australia, our telehealth services operate almost like one-on-one sessions in our offices. We use modern technology to ensure an optimum experience at the receiving end.

Feedback from telehealth services indicates that most patients find it as the first choice of treatment. In addition, most of our patients reported they like having treatment in their own home, without the hassle of driving.

  • Old age residents in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) and their homes
  • Young residents who are intellectually and physically impaired residents who live in Group homes 
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Specialised Psychological individual and group therapies

  • REACH group therapy 
  • Schema-based therapy 
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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