The medical department’s team comprises of a Psychiatrist, Psychiatric nurse and laboratory technician. The priority is to ensure our clients are physiologically and psychologically stable to receive psychotherapy. We interact with the clients from admission, during their stay, on and after discharge.

Our services are;

Mental Status Examination(MSE)

 What is the mental status examination? 

The mental status examination (MSE) is a component of all medical exams and may be viewed as the psychological equivalent of the physical exam.  The purpose is to evaluate, quantitatively and qualitatively, a range of mental functions and behaviors at a specific point in time. The MSE provides important information for diagnosis and for assessment of the disorder’s course and response to treatment. Observations noted throughout the interview become part of the MSE, which begins when the clinician first meets the patient. Information is gathered about the patient’s behaviors, thinking, and mood.

At an appropriate point in the evaluation the formal MSE is undertaken to compile specific data about the patient’s cognitive functioning. Earlier informal observations about mental state are woven together with the results of specific testing. MSEs include information about appearance, motor activity, and speech, affect, thought content, thought process, perception, intellect, and insight

(The mental status examination, Robert M. House M.D.)

WHO ASSIST screening.

The purpose of this screening tool is to identify people who are using substances and determine the extent, so that a brief intervention (or referral) can be provided, as appropriate.

The ASSIST (version 3.1) is an 8 item questionnaire designed to be administered by a health worker to a client and takes about 5-10 minutes to administer. The

ASSIST is designed to be culturally neutral and useable across a variety of cultures to screen for use of the following substances:

tobacco products




amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS)

sedatives and sleeping pills (benzodiazepines)




‘other’ drugs

Laboratory tests 

Upon admission we subject our clients to routine and necessary laboratory works for


Treatment Monitoring

Detection of Physical Sequelae

Detection of Co-Morbidity 

                                                     (Lab Testing in SUD Treatment,

            These tests include: (FHG, LFTS, PITC, HbA1c, UECs, toxicology tests, etc.). 

All these to ensure the best course of treatment is given to the client.

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