Medical & Wellness
Grayston Medical & Wellness
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As a clinical psychologist, you will draw on your scientific knowledge to bring about positive change. Treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy are now offered to people with range of mental health problems including anxiety and depression as well as more severe problems such as personality disorders.
Chiropractors perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. They may also use other treatments including. Heat and ice.
The benefits of Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Drips are that they can effectively increase your body’s intake of crucial nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.
Travel clinics are medical facilities that specialize in providing preventive medical care such as vaccinations or altitude sickness medicine to international travelers.
Baby clinic’s deal with the total well-being of children and family.
Our General practitioners (GPs) will treat and diagnose a variety of medical conditions. You’re often the first port of call for sick and injured patients.
We offer out newly renovated Medical offices to Rent. Our world class facilities are based in the hub of Sandton, directly on Grayston Drive.
What Is Psychiatry?
Psychiatry is a specialised field of medicine which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, dementia and substance use disorders, . Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems.
People seek psychiatric help for many reasons. The problems can be sudden, such as a panic attack, frightening hallucinations, thoughts of suicide, or hearing “voices.” Or they may be more long-term, such as feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiousness that never seem to lift or problems functioning, causing everyday life to feel distorted or out of control.
What Treatments Do Psychiatrists Use?
Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial and lifestyle interventions and other treatments (such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT), depending on the needs of each patient.
Psychotherapy, sometimes called talk therapy, is a treatment that involves a talking relationship between a therapist and patient. It can be used to treat a broad variety of mental disorders and emotional difficulties. The goal of psychotherapy is to eliminate or control disabling or troubling symptoms so the patient can function better. Depending on the extent of the problem, treatment may take just a few sessions over a week or two or may take many sessions over a period of years. Psychotherapy can be done individually, as a couple, with a family, or in a group.
Most medications that are used by psychiatrists are prescribed for use on a daily basis over many months to years in much the same way that medications are used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes or other chronic diseases. After completing thorough evaluations, psychiatrists can prescribe medications to help treat mental disorders. While the precise mechanism of action of psychiatric medications is not fully understood, they may beneficially modulate chemical signaling and communication within the brain, which may reduce some symptoms of psychiatric disorders. Patients on long-term medication treatment will need to meet with their psychiatrist periodically to monitor the effectiveness of the medication and any potential side effects.
Class of Medications
- Antidepressants – used to treat depression, panic disorder, PTSD, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.
- Antipsychotic medications – used to treat psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.
- Sedatives and anxiolytics – used to treat anxiety and insomnia.
- Hypnotics – used to induce and maintain sleep.
- Mood stabilizers – used to treat bipolar disorder.
- Stimulants – used to treat ADHD.
Other psychiatric treatments are also sometimes used. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a medical treatment that involves applying electrical currents to the brain, is used most often to treat severe depression that has not responded to other treatments. Deep brain stimulation (DBS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are a few of the newer therapies being used to treat some mental disorders. Light therapy is used to treat seasonal depression.
Psychiatrists often prescribe medications in combination with psychotherapy and other lifestyle and psychosocial interventions.
A psychiatrist also always ensures that there is no physical health problem contributing to the mental health problem and will investigate this through doing special diagnostic test like blood tests, CAT scans or MRIs, electrocardiograms (ECGs), Electroencephalograms (EEGs) as well as sleep tests (polysomnograms) and genetic testing where applicable.
For several reasons as outlined above psychiatrists prefer to work as a member of a team with other doctors and physicians, psychologists and life coaches, occupational therapists and dieticians, nurses, social workers and caregivers. They therefore, work with other specialists towards correcting and optimally treating all aspects of an individuals life which may be contributing to their dysfunction in order to holistically address each patient’s healthcare needs individually in a patient centered manner.
Snoring and Apnea Treatment
Fotona’s NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.
Fotona’s patented Er: YAG laser modality optimizes the length of laser pulses, allowing for the safe penetration of heat into the oral mucosa tissue. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.
NightLase is easy for any doctor or dentist to perform and has a high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
A full course of NightLase consists of three separate treatment sessions over a six-week period. The results of the treatment have been shown to last up to a year, and the therapy can be repeated.
Patients find NightLase to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep and involves no chemical treatment. It’s a gentle and easy way for your patients to regain a good night’s rest.