The Journey of Diagnosis and Treatment

The Journey of Diagnosis and Treatment at the Institute of Neurosciences

 

 

  • FRIST VISIT
  • FIRST COURSE OF TREATMENT
  • AFTER THE FIRST COURSE OF TREATMENT

 

At your arrival our staff greets you  

 

FIRST VISIT       

 

Things to bring: all past examinations and medical records.

In order to define the diagnosis completely, some tests will be administered. After the session with the specialized physicians, the type of treatment to follow at the Day Center is assigned. Many times exams/analysis are requested to be done.  Please schedule 2-3 hours in order to complete the diagnostic procedure.

 

DIAGNOSTIC JOURNEY

 

  • · An initial screening to determine the risk of the presence of the disturbance
  • · An accurate history of the subject’s symptoms, that evaluates the progression of the disturbance through the years and the functioning level of the subject from infancy onward;
  • · The administration of specific and standardized checklists and rating scales for the evaluation of problematic behaviors in infancy and adulthood;
  • · The Administration of a series of neural-psychological tests for evaluation
  • · The evaluation of the presence of associated pathologies that can accompany a disturbance (comorbidity) and which, sometimes, can instead be the principle cause of the difficulties presented by the subject (differential diagnosis)

 

The diagnostic evaluations concludes with a restoration meeting in which the results from the sessions and administered tests are presented, and the various treatment options are indicated and discussed.

 

FIRST COURSE OF TREATMENT     

 

  • At the Day Center
  • N.3 Follow-up therapy

 

Day Center

 

Generally the duration of therapy at the Day Center is variable in relation to individual needs, but generally 1 hour and a half is sufficient so that the patient can receive treatment.

 

Patients and their family members may participate in psycho-educational group meetings taking place every Saturday morning in order to know and to know better one’s self in order to help and to help one’s self better.

 

In general, approximately three to four days are necessary in order to establish the anticipated length of time for the duration of stay at the Day Center for the first course. The average duration for the first course is about 2 or 3 weeks and it often allows for the evaluation of primary improvements.

 

At the end a report is compiled that documents the entirety of the first course in which the history, psychometric evaluations and above all a precise diagnosis of the type of disturbance in accordance with international classifications is given.

 

Follow-up therapy (3 times after the therapy at the Day Center)

 

After the first course of treatment at the Day Center, an appointment is scheduled for approximately a week later as a follow-up on the treatment (a check-up appointment).

While the second check-up appointment is coordinated after two weeks and then, always considering the progression and the needs of the individual, the third check-up appointment will be scheduled approximately 1-4 weeks afterwards.

AFTER THE FIRST COURSE OF TREATMENT

 

Visits

After the first course of treatment, including the three Follow-up therapy sessions, the visits will be scheduled. In effect, the therapy follows with examinations at the walk-in clinic and therapeutic instructions for the person and their family members every 4-6 weeks.