Major Depressive Disorder, commonly known as ‘depression’, is a mental disorder that is characterized by feelings of low self-esteem, loss of interest, and loss of appetite to name a few. Other symptoms of the condition include lack of sleep, suicidal thoughts, fatigue, and irritability.
The cause for depression may or may not be clear. In either case, our empathy and holistic treatment methods (including counseling, occupational therapy) lay the building blocks to a brighter and happier future for each of our patients.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a condition characterized by persistent, irrational, intrusive, and irresistible thoughts and behavior that can greatly hamper day-to-day living. Common obsessions are about cleanliness (repeated washing and bathing) and security (checking the locks and bolts of doors and counting money). The patient, while aware of the lack of logic in this line of thinking, is unable to avoid such obsessions.
The molecular cause behind OCD has been identified, and there is effective treatment available. At Plexus, we offer a combination of medicines and occupational therapy approaches to help patients function efficiently and reduce the disruption OCD creates in everyday life.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common occurrence in children, characterized by attention deficiency and hyperactivity. This disorder may continue through adolescence and at times, into adulthood. Children with ADHD have low self-esteem, troubled relationships with peers, and difficulty in keeping up at school or work. There are three types of ADHD: Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation, Predominantly Inattentive Presentation, and Combined Presentation.
Other symptoms include:
- Lack of focus
- Poor memory
- Boredom, especially in academics
- Difficulty learning new things
- Excessive talking
- Impulsiveness and overexcitement
At Plexus, we offer a combination of stem cell therapy and occupational therapy programs that mainly focus in reducing hyperactivity and impulsive behavior, and improving focus on activities and following of commands.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are a broad spectrum of disorders that includes Autistic disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. The disorders usually occur in children before the age of three, and the severity of symptoms can vary from child to child. Common symptoms include difficulty in communication and social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behavior.
At Plexus, we treat ASD with stem cell transplants and a number of occupational therapy approaches comprising Sensory Integration (SI) therapy, play therapy, ADL training, and more.
Anxiety Disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. Based on the frequency of the episodes — continuous, episodic, or situational — these can be categorised as generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, or phobic disorder. These feelings may cause physical symptoms such as palpitations (increased heart rate), tremors (shivering, especially of the hands) dryness of mouth, difficulty in swallowing (lump in the throat), restlessness, and reduced sleep and appetite.
At Plexus, we offer comprehensive anxiety treatment programs based on the cause of the anxiety and the patient’s personal preferences. The treatment path consist of a combination of occupational therapy, meditation, yoga, and medications.