Mood Disorders Program
The Mood Disorders Program is the Clinic’s largest service and provides treatment for the full range of mood disorders including patients suffering, but not limited to, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, Mania, Personality Disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
New Farm Clinic provides specialised and comprehensive assessment and treatment programs for a broad spectrum of mental health disorders and illness. On admission, doctors associated with the program will carry out comprehensive mental health and medical assessment of the patient. This ensures accurate diagnosis of mental health and physical problems and allows the appropriate treatment plan to be instituted. Diagnosis and treatment plans are discussed with the treating team, the referring doctor, the patient and where appropriate, the family.
Medical treatments may also be implemented to correct any underlying medical problems. If indicated, prompt referral to medical or surgical specialists is carried out.
Elderly Assessment Program
The Elderly Assessment program provides treatment to elderly patients suffering from a variety of mental health disorders and illness including anxiety and depressive disorders as well as organic conditions.
The Program offers a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of mental health disorders and illness in the elderly to determine short term interventions and treatments. Through the Program, we are able to assist patients and their families with planning of long term management.
The Program is designed to achieve maximum independence for each patient and not only addresses the individual problems and limitations, but also seeks to define strengths and maximize residual functioning.
Eating Disorders Program
At New Farm Clinic, we have been successfully treating eating disorders and the underlying psychological factors for over 15 years. We offer a safe, empathetic environment in which sufferers of eating disorders can gradually regain control of their life through medical, social and psychological support.
This program provides treatment to patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. The program is conducted in phases and includes re-feeding, nutrition, controlled exercise and a practical phase. New Farm Clinic is the only private facility in Queensland that offers a re-feeding phase in its Eating Disorder Program.
The Program provides patients with skills and support to help them reach and maintain a healthy weight and to deal with the stressors in their life without resorting to the damaging patterns of food restriction and/or bingeing and purging that characterize these disorders.
A treatment plan typically includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, nutritional counselling and medical management.
Patients requiring support following discharge can be referred to the one of the eating disorders day programs offered by New Farm Clinic – Therapeutic Anorexia Nervosa Support or Mind and Body Therapy for binge-eating difficulties.
Revised 24 February 2014