Adam Road medical Centre (ARMC) provides assessment and
treatment for a wide array of mental health problems including depression,
anxiety, stress-related disorders, sleep disorders, psychotic disorders,
and psychological issues related to medical conditions for all ages.
We also provide follow up and maintenance therapy for those patients
who have been discharged from hospital.
Services provided include:
and psychological evaluations
Psychiatry of the elderly is also referred to
as Psychogeriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry or Old Age Psychiatry.
We access and treat common psychiatric syndromes of old age including dementia,
mood and anxiety disorders and late-onset psychosis. The field of Old Age Psychiatry also manages people over 65 years old who have developed psychiatric disorder at an earlier age. We also provide medico-legal assessments for the elderly pertaining to testamentary
capacity and mental competence to manage their affairs.
We provide expert assistance to individuals and institutions,
plaintiffs and defendants, attorneys and the courts in evaluating
psychological factors relevant to civil and criminal proceedings.
We offer counselling services for individuals,
couples, and families to help resolve relationship difficulties concerning
depression, drug or alcohol abuse, low confidence, stress, anger as
well as sexuality and expression.
The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit provides psychological
assessment and treatment of physical aggression, anxiety disorders,
psychoses, antisocial behavior, school problems, affective disorders,
post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders and a range of adjustment problems.
The emphasis of treatment is placed on each child's needs within the
unique context of their familial, social, and cultural life and helping
the child or adolescent acquire positive coping skills, as well as
develop independent social skills within a support network of family
and friends. The Consulting Psychiatrist may work in conjunction with
a family therapist or other treatment providers when beneficial. Family
involvement and liaison with schools is paramount in treatment.
ARMC is equipped with up-to-date
psychological tests for children, adolescents and adults. A psychological
evaluation may be conducted:
||To determine the
individual's current level of intellectual functioning or intellectual
||To predict school
||To determine if
a child's poor performance in school is a function of low ability
or are other factors responsible.
||To rule out learning
||To screen for
||To determine the
individual's strengths and weaknesses.
||To appraise the
individual's personality make up, interpersonal characteristics