H ψyχίατρος του Νοσοκομείου,κα Ευγενία Χουρδάκη, συμμετέχει ως προσκεκλημένη της οργανωτικής επιτροπής, στο 2nd Congress on Evidence Based Mental Health : From Research to clinical practice, που πραγματοποιείται στην Καβάλα απο 28 Ιουνίου μέχρι 1 Ιουλίου 2018.
Η κα Χουρδάκη κλήθηκε να συμμετέχει σε στρογγυλό τραπέζι για να μεταφέρει την εμπειρία της απο την παροχή υπηρεσιών ψυχικής υγείας σε ασθενείς με ADHD απο τις Ψυχιατρικές δομές της Δανίας
Model of mental health services in adult ADHD patients in Jutland, DK
ADHD is a lifetime condition, even though symptoms can change through a person’s life, at least in terms of what others can observe. So ADHD diagnosis requires an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic process to increase the functionality of these patients in different areas, as personal development, family, work, community participation.
We are trying to present the diagnostic and treatment health system in adult patients with ADHD in Jytland DK. In order to achieve a precise diagnosis and counseling, there are national guidelines that are followed by health professionals. Patient’s diagnostic investigation and treatment process takes place on multiple levels including the general practitioner, the private psychiatrist, the psychiatric hospital departments and the community.
This ensures a more accurate diagnosis and provides high quality in multidimensional treatment and support services to ADHD patients.
If the diagnosis of ADHD is under consideration, the patient is referred first to the general practitioner and then if the criteria are met to a private psychiatrist or hospital unit, where a 7-hour diagnostic package is offered. There is a protocol for determining the treatment and the patient continues follow-up by the general practitioner.
At the same time, the patient has the option to choose short psychotherapy or psycho-education in an individual or group context. Family therapy and partners’ psychoeducation are provided. An important role in the treatment of ADHD patients is played by the community. A person assumes the role of coacher. There are special educational programs for work which can help patients in finding a job. Throughout the treatment plan, the club of people with ADHD plays a central role.
The establishment of rules, strict criteria for admission to treatment, experts’ meetings in Denmark is an example for designing a network of health care services which can be provided to patients with ADHD in our country.