When patients with life threatening diseases of brain, spinal cord and nerves were treated in General ICU the outcome was very poor. With the advent of Neuro Intensive Care concept after 1980’s, Neuro ICU managed by a specialist- Neuro Intensivist along with Neurologist, Neuro Surgeon and specialists for heart, lung and kidney supported by specially trained Nurses, Physiotherapist working as a team with advanced monitoring has improved the outcome of these patient’s significantly.
The department of Neuro Intensive Care at Neuro Foundation is well organized and being managed by full time Neuro Intensivists with more than 15 years of experience in managing wide variety of Neurological and Neuro Surgical illnesses.
The department has two state of the art ICU’s- one with 15 beds for patients with Neurosurgical illnesses and another with 10 beds for patients with Neurological illnesses. It is equipped with monitors for Basic life support like Electrocardiography, Pulse Oximetry, Capnography (ETCO2), Temperature, Blood Pressure both Non-Invasive and Invasive monitoring and advanced monitors to measure Intra Cranial Pressure (ICP), Trans Cranial Doppler (TCD). It is provided with 15 high end ventilators, 2 transport ventilators, Bed side Ultrasounds, Echocardiogrraphy, Bronchoscope & facilities for Haemodialysis and Plasmapheresis and Infusion Pumps to deliver fluids and drugs accurately.
One of the ESSENTIAL wings of this brain sciences hospital in providing patients care is the Department of psychiatry.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
WHO estimated that globally over 450 million people suffer from mental disorders. Currently mental and behavioral disorders account for about 12 percent of the global burden of diseases. This is likely to increase to 15 percent by 2020.
Stigma related to mental disorders, lack of awareness in common people, delayed treatment seeking behavior, lack of low cost diagnostic test and lack of easily available treatment are the main hurdles in combating the problem of mental health in India. In addition factors pertaining to traditional medicine and beliefs in supernatural powers in community delays diagnosis and treatment.
A clear distinction is often made between ‘mind’ and ‘body’. But when considering mental health and physical health, the two should not be thought of as separate.
Poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. Similarly, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health, leading to an increased risk of some conditions.
There is an increasing call on healthcare professionals to consider psychological wellbeing when treating the physical symptoms of a condition and vice versa.
There are various ways in which poor mental health has been shown to be detrimental to physical health.
Depression has been linked to:
While schizophrenia is associated with:
A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, or psychotropic is a chemical substance that changes brain functions
Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects less than one percent of the population.
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is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.
done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure.
specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychopathological disorders of children, adolescents & their families
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Digital Addiction (DA), includes the excessive, compulsive, impulsive and even hasty usage of software and computing devices.