ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic
ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic was established at 2007 at the same time ACNC started its therapeutic activities to treat mood disorders in particular depression. Since its establishment, ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic used modern and approved therapy method such as rTMS (Repeated Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation) as a technological treatment service and psychotherapy as non-technological service for treating mood disorders. As Mood Disorders Clinic continued to improve and update its services, rTMS and psychotherapy are used as main treatment methods along with other methods in more comprehensive and specialized treatment packages. Other treatments include CRT (Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy) during brain stimulation, tDCS (Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation) and biofeedback.
Mood disorders include depression and depression spectrum (mild, moderate and severe), bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, seasonal affective depression (SAD), teenage depression, drug/substance-induced depression, and other mood disorders. As a conclusion, disorders examined and treated at ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic include:
• Major depression
• Bipolar I and II disorder
• Postpartum depression
• Teenage depression
• Seasonal affective depression (SAD)
• Medication/substance-induced depressive disorder
• Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
• Disruptive Mood Dysregulation
• Depressive disorder due to another illness
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
Clients diagnosed with depression are referred to ACNC Mood disorders Clinic after a comprehensive and thorough examination carried by a team of psychiatrists and psychologists,and taking required tests such as qEEG and depression screening tests. In a meeting at the clinic, clinic manager explains necessary treatments such as rTMS, tDCS, biofeedback, and psychotherapy to the client. Clients are able to interact directly with the clinic manager and their therapists (psychologist and psychiatrist). During treatment sessions, evaluations are made by clinic manager and treatment team to make decisions about changing the therapy plan if required. After the therapy sessions are over, post-tests are examined and treatment procedure is evaluated. Then clinic manger and therapist provide client with complementary explanations.
Therapy services provided at ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic include:
• Brain stimulation with rTMS device
• Brain stimulation by tDCS device
• CRT (Cognitive-Rehabilitation Therapy) during brain stimulation
• Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy
• Analytical psychotherapy
• Online psychotherapy
• Psychotherapy for drug abuse
• Presenting recurrence management strategies
Providing depression a treatment package, symptoms such as loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities;tiredness and lack of energy; sleep disturbances; reduced appetite or increased cravings for food; angry outbursts, irritability or frustration; trouble concentrating; feelings of sadnessor hopelessness; andanxiety, agitation or restlessness decrease and client learns how to adapt with, manage and if necessary, accept problems and issues.
The advantage of ACNC and its clinics over other psychological centers is using the most up-to-date therapeutic services. ACNC provides all treatments necessary for depression –consisting all biological, mental and familial treatments- in one place according to age, type of disorder and individual’s condition so that clients do not need to go to several therapeutic centers. ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic provides all treatments for depression in one location so that clients do not have problems to get services like psychotherapy, rTMS, or medication in several clinics. Additionally, a team of psychiatrist, psychologist, neurotherapist, and clinic manager cooperate effectively to accomplish therapeutic goals at ACNC Mood Disorders Clinic.
ACNC’s and Mood Disorders Clinic’s main purpose is to help clients to overcome their problems and enhance their life quality. ACNC aims to meet clients’ needs and expectations and win their satisfaction.