Psychotherapy

Treating pain

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Most pain is relieved satisfactorily by combining: 

  • drugs
  • physiotherapy, massages, application of heat / cold
  • relaxation, hypnosis
  • psychotherapy
  • techniques to deaden or stimulate the nerve

Numerous drugs exist that are capable of efficiently relieving the pain (paracetamol, anti-inflammatory drugs, opiates, etc.). The treatment depends on the cause of the pain, how bad it is and what kind of pain it is, and should take into account any previous history.

Training

As a correctional psychiatry division, the SMI ensures two years of postgraduate training for residents in psychiatric and psychotherapy training. In addition to the structured training offered by the Department of Psychiatry, all physicians-in-training have access to a supplemental training program including conferences with stakeholders outside of the forensic field, psychopathology seminars and video interviews focused on the sub-specialty of forensic psychiatry (program).

Addiction

Mission

Mission of the Addiction Division

  • Ensure the diagnosis and therapeutic care of patients with addiction problems (whether or not they involve substances) by signing up to the national and cantonal policy in the area of addictions, called the “4 pillars" (prevention, harm reduction, treatment and care for individuals).
  • Implement long-term integrated psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment for psychiatric comorbidities associated with addiction by combining, notably, the work of intensive care of the psychiatric crisis and specialized programs (addictions without substance and addictions & families).
  • Support secondary and tertiary prevention of addiction in patients with psychiatric comorbidities.