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Happiness and Wellness Centre focuses on one’s basic need to be Happy. As per Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Happiness is the ultimate goal in life. It is the goal of all goals. There are many individuals who are living their life, but just for the sake of it. They do not feel the essence of being happy. We, at Happiness and Wellness Centre, strive to gap the bridge between you and your happiness.

We are a team of healthcare professionals who aim to provide holistic support and services for individuals of all age group to help them reach their greatest personal, social, emotional and cognitive potential with systematic interventions. Our focus is to have a sustainable program with result-oriented treatment plans, individualised as per the needs of the individual.

There are five major clinics that operate under us:

Children are the most fragile beings of the human race. They have physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs that must be met to enable healthy growth and development. The extent to which parents, the family members, the community and the society are able to meet these developmental needs (or not) has long-term consequences for the kinds of adults they become.

Optimizing the early years of children’s lives is the best investment we can make as a society in ensuring their future success.

Common Problems faced by children:

Children get exposed to many situations and phases where they sometimes fail to cope up or adapt. Some adapt slowly, some face problems during adaption and some fail to even take an initiative. Therefore, these situations arise certain problems considered to be behavioural, mental, emotional or learning problems. Treatments exist for each type of problems. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment increases likelihood of successful management of these problems. Some common problems are:

  • Frustration
  • Gloominess
  • Shyness
  • Disgust
  • Disappointment
  • Annoyance
  • Violence
  • Insecurity
  • Worry
  • Distraction
  • Nausea
  • Panic
  • Addiction
  • Jealousy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Loneliness
  • Confusion
  • Blindness
  • Palpitation

The child guidance clinic takes an initiative to cover all elements of the child’s immediate environment, that is the home and provide guidance accordingly. Home is where the child gets exposed to basic learning of how life works. Followed by that comes school where he actually gets to understand basic learning strategies along with gaining knowledge about peer groups, authority and relationships. After home and school comes the society where the child steps into a wide range of attractions and connection of life. He or she gets to know about the societal norms, community structure, communication and also develop relationships with people from different backgrounds. Each and every sector of the environment comes with different hurdles which in turn makes the child lose the grip off the situation and ultimately makes him prone to problems. The areas of guidance are as follows:

Home:

  • Parenting style
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family structure
  • Gender and birth order
  • Financial status
  • Lifestyle of the family
  • Separated parents or broken families
  • Over protection
  • Over expectation
  • Nutrition
  • Safety

School:

  • Teacher-child relationships
  • Peer groups
  • Adjustment
  • Communication
  • Different languages
  • Detachment
  • Learning difficulties
  • Nutrition

Social:

  • Lifestyle
  • Community
  • Media
  • Screen time
  • Screen time
  • Technology addiction
  • Structure of the society

Psychobiologo:

  • IQ
  • Self esteem
  • Self-worth
  • Heredity
  • Genes
  • Gender
  • Injury
  • Imbalances
  • Temperament

Relationships, be it with a partner, parents, in-laws, children, siblings, friends, play a major role in determining the happiness a person experiences. Conflict is a common, inevitable, predictable part of virtually all relationships. It exists because people don’t always get along or agree with each other. Failing to resolve conflicts within relationships can lead to negativity towards the other person, high level of stress and often, even breaking of relationships. Sometimes, it can also lead to dominance, force, threat, abuse, and violence. Poorly managed conflict results in resentment and additional unresolved conflict in the relationships. The way you resolve conflicts in your relationships can make or break them, leaving you with a life of loneliness, or one rich with social support and love. Conflict resolution requires individuals to assert themselves while respecting others. It also requires them to negotiate in order to solve problems and find solutions. This will help build stronger and healthy relationships.

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand we experience each day. Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. Ongoing anxiety, though, may be the result of a disorder such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or social anxiety. Stressful events can make anyone feel a bit anxious and they react quickly and intensely to these stressful situations or triggers. Even thinking about the situation can cause great distress and disability. Excessive worry or ongoing fear or anxiety is harmful when it becomes so irrational that you can’t focus on reality or think clearly. People with high anxiety have difficulty shaking their worries. When that happens, they may experience actual physical symptoms. Chronic worry and emotional stress can trigger a host of health problems such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dry mouth
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritability
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle tension
  • Nausea
  • Nervous energy
  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Trembling and twitching

If excessive worrying and high anxiety go untreated, they can lead to depression and even suicidal thoughts.

Although these effects are a response to stress, stress is simply the trigger. Whether or not you become ill depends on how you handle stress. Physical responses to stress involve your immune system, your heart and blood vessels, and how certain glands in your body secrete hormones. These hormones help to regulate various functions in your body, such as brain function and nerve impulses.

All of these systems interact and are profoundly influenced by your coping style and your psychological state. It isn’t the stress that makes you ill. Rather, it’s the effect responses such as excessive worrying and anxiety have on these various interacting systems that can bring on the physical illness. There are things you can do, though, including lifestyle changes, to alter the way you respond.

Psychological counselling can help you develop appropriate coping strategies to deal with issues that trigger excessive worrying. Psychological intervention can give you coping methods that you can use either within or outside other treatment programs. The therapist will help you identify what types of thoughts and beliefs cause the anxiety and then work with you to reduce them. The therapist can help you by suggesting ways that may help you change. But you have to be the one to make the changes. Therapy is only successful if you work on getting better.

Addiction psychiatry focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people who are suffering from one or more disorders related to addiction. This may include disorders involving legal and illegal drugs, gambling, sex, food, and other impulse control disorders.

Addiction psychiatry encompasses both medicine and psychotherapy, or professional therapeutic interaction, as the means of treating individuals. However, not all substance addictions contain approved medication for treatment. In a conventional addiction psychiatry session, addiction psychiatrists will gain a better understanding of their patient's lifestyle by gathering medical history and the patient's mental health concerns. Next, the psychiatrist will construct different possible solutions to the patient's problem; if necessary addiction psychiatrists will prescribe medication. Moreover, addiction psychiatrists recommend the benefits of 12-Step programs such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous and often encourage patients to seek external support. Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family interfering with the individual’s psychosocial life. Addiction psychiatry can also be a method of recovery for those who have attempted to cease their drug or alcohol abuse without prior success.

Geriatric psychiatry emphasizes the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of acute and chronic physical illness, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly and improvement of psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients.

List of services provided

Electro Convulsive Therapy (requires Day Care Admission) - is a procedure, done under general anaesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, intentionally triggering a brief seizure. It seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can quickly reverse symptoms of certain mental health conditions. It is majorly used to treat Chronic Depression, severe Psychotic episode and strong Suicidal Ideation.

Deaddiction (requires minimum 10 Days Admission) – process of Detoxification followed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (3 R’s – Resentments, Relief and Relapse prevention) and Rehabilitation to treat various forms of addictions like substance abuse and behavioural addiction.

Mental Illness (requires Admission) – is assessed by Psychometric evaluations followed by tailor-made treatment plan suitable for the individual including Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy and in some severe cases, Electro Convulsive Therapy.

Chemical Abreaction (requires Day Care Admission) – is a process where a stimulant drug followed by a hypnotic drug is injected to release catharsis in an individual.

Psychological Evaluation – Includes various psychometric tests for evaluating the problems and proposing treatment plans.

 Tests  Description
Projective Rorschach Test Mental Illness, Aspects of Personality
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Structure of personality
Child Apperception Test Dynamics of relationships and child's perception;
Rosenzweig P.F. Study Identifies the tolerance level among children
Checklist Child Behaviour Checklist Emotional and Behavioural problems
Snap IV Rating Scale ADHD, ODD
Developmental Psychopathology Developmental Disorders among children
Vineland Social Maturity Scale Social Quotient
Developmental Screening Test Developmental Quotient
Questionnaire Beck Depression Inventory Level of Depression
Dutt's Personality Inventory Types of Personality
Minnesota Multiple Personality Inventory Types of Personality
Edwards Personal Preference Schedule Needs of Personality
NEO Pro Pre Employment test in industries
16 Personality Factor Types of Personality
Fergusson Dependency Scale Level of dependency on drugs
Well Being Assessment Tool Mental Health Assessment
Paper - Pencil Bender Gestalt Test Neuropsychological Assessment
PGI Battery of Brain Dysfunction Neurological Assessment
General Aptitude Test Battery Aptitude
Vocational Interest Record Interest
Raghuram Rajan Interest Test Interest
Study Habit Inventory Learning/Reading pattern
Draw-A-Person : SPED Emotional problems and mental age among children
Malin's Intelligence Scale for Children IQ Assessment
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IQ Assessment
Bhatia's Battery of Performance Test of Intelligence IQ Assessment
Advance Progressive Matrices Working Intelligence
Standard Progressive Matrices Working Intelligence
Self-Directed Search Interest and Personality factors
NIMHANS Index for Specific Learning Disability Types of Learning Disabilities

Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms so a person can function better and can increase well-being and healing. Problems helped by psychotherapy include difficulties in coping with daily life; the impact of trauma, medical illness or loss, like the death of a loved one; and specific mental disorders, like depression or anxiety. There are several different types of psychotherapy and some types may work better with certain problems or issues. Psychotherapy may be used in combination with medication or other therapies. Therapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple, or group setting, and can help both children and adults. Most sessions are 30 to 45 minutes long. Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved in psychotherapy. The trust and relationship between a person and his/her therapist is essential to working together effectively and benefiting from psychotherapy.

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