It is not uncommon for patients with a mental health disorder to undergo multiple failed medication regimens, where the patient either has a neutral or adverse affect to the treatment. Such failed starts can be exhausting and demoralizing.
Unfortunately, mental health is enormously complicated and multifactorial, so some amount of trial-and-error cannot be avoided. But through state-of-the-art genetic testing, Carolina Partners can now determine what medications have the highest chance of success from the get-go, and what medications to avoid.
As the mental health field learns more about how your genes affect your reaction to certain medications, we will continue to hone our prescriptions increasingly to your specific biology!
Genetic DNA testing is available in most of our CPMH Clinics.
Carolina Partners uniquely offers a same-day definitive diagnosis of ADHD for ages 6 and up using the Quotient Test by Pearson. This diagnostic tool collects data on the patient’s ability to sit still, inhibit impulsivity and respond accurately to images on a computer screen. For years, health professionals have been diagnosing ADHD subjectively, but now thanks to the field of Neuropsychiatry and the Quotient test, people are able to receive accurate, prompt diagnoses the first time.
How does it work? The Quotient test uses computerized testing, similar to a video game, that involves a motion tracking system, reflectors, an LCD screen, and a keyboard to test the patient. The staff at The Neuropsychiatric Clinic integrates the Quotient report with information from other assessment tools to provide an accurate diagnosis and guide treatment decisions.
Carolina Partners introduces its latest definitive form of ADHD testing with NEBA. Clearing up complex cases, NEBA helps our clinicians diagnose patients with more certainty!
NEBA is a brand new type of ADHD test approved by the FDA. It is the first medical device based on brain function that can help assess ADHD in children and adolescents. NEBA improves certainty about ADHD and can help clear up complex cases.
Some children may have ADHD symptoms that are actually due to other conditions. NEBA helps the clinician identify these children. NEBA also supports the clinician’s decision to perfom further testing with these children, which may clear up whether a different diagnosis is needed. NEBA takes 15-20 minutes and is performed in the office. NEBA is safe and non-invasive.
Children are more likely to receive the care they need!
Our Cogmed Program works to improve memory by using computerized testing and cognitive exercise. These tools are designed by neuroscientiests who specialize in working memory and attention difficulties. By using evidence-based Cogmed training, your working memory and cognitive performance will improve.
How does it work? Who is it for? The Cogmed Working Memory Training typically spans over a 5 week period. The training is aimed at those who wish to improve their ability to concentrate and are constrained by their working memory. Clients range from young kids to senior adults. Some may have received attention deficit diagnoses, some may have suffered a brain injury, some feel aging effects, and others find they might not be doing as well as they feel they could. Every person’s needs are unique and we strive to satisfy those needs.
The patient’s first visit will be with Matthew Wolf, MSW, LCSW lasting approximately 1 hour. The following sessions will take place at home, 5 days a week, from their personal computer. Daily sessions last approximately 30 minutes. Mr. Wolf will have weekly check-ins with all patients. The patient will then return to the clinic after all sessions are completed for a final review.
The COGNISION™ System is a quantitative EEG device that is FDA-cleared and used to identify and evaluate memory problems in an easy and non-invasive way. If you are having memory problems, this test will help you understand if your symptoms are due to normal aging, or if you may be developing a cognitive disorder or Alzheimer’s disease.
This is a perfect resource for those who have suffered the following conditions and have some concerns about the long-term effects on their cognitive functioning:
Memory Loss Sleep Issues Loss of Concentration Mild to Severe Cognitive Issues