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Mental Health Research Institute Clinic

The clinic of the Mental Health Research Institute is designed for 200 beds, provides the population of Siberia and the Far East with modern types of psychiatric, narcological, consultative, diagnostic, and medical assistance. The clinic employs 204 persons, of which 46 doctors, 56 nurses, 30 persons of junior staff. 50% of psychiatrists are certified as psychotherapists, 48% of doctors have an academic degree. The clinic has 4 inpatient departments (1st, 2nd, 3rd clinical psychiatric departments, 4th clinical narcological department) and a consultative and diagnostic department.

Taking into account the profile, on the basis of each of the 4 clinical departments, scientifically grounded, differentiated treatment programs are used. In addition to basic pharmacotherapy in the rehabilitation of patients, modern psychotherapeutic methods, methods of psychological correction, sociocultural adaptation, differentiated methods of physiotherapy, and exercise therapy are used. The main principle of the organization of specialized care at the diagnostic and therapeutic stage is an integrated approach based on interdisciplinary interaction and personalized selection of therapy. The Consultative and Diagnostic Department (CDD) provides face-to-face and distance counseling for the selection of patients for hospitalization, psychological-psychotherapeutic assistance to inpatients who are in remission and preparation for discharge from the hospital, follow-up advisory supervision of case patients and those in long-term clinical trials. In CDD, in addition to mandatory standard examinations (electroencephalography, rheo-encephalography, ECG, laboratory diagnostics, consultations of a psychiatrist, addiction specialist, psychotherapist, psychologist): ultrasound investigation of internal organs, peripheral vessels, cerebral vessels; computerized brain mapping; Holter monitoring of ECG, blood pressure, EEG; investigation of the immune status, genetic counseling.

In recent years, the acquisition of modern equipment has expanded the possibilities for the development and implementation of new diagnostic and therapeutic medical technologies. The use of "Multipsychometer" and PRAK (hardware-software resonance-acoustic rehabilitation complex) allowed expanding the existing psychotherapeutic and psychocorrectional methods. The use of a stabilometric platform for dynamic assessment of the functional state made it possible to optimize the therapy of patients with depression, psychosomatic disorders, and alcoholism. In 2018, a somnological laboratory was deployed, and the NicoletOne vEEG system functioning in it allows diagnosing the structure of sleep, assessing the work of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems at night, differentiating respiratory disorders during sleep (snoring, respiratory arrest during sleep, chronic hypoxemia).

The main algorithm for organizing medical care for patients according to the profiles of psychiatry and narcology is a differentiated, personalized approach based on an assessment of mental and somatic status, an assessment of the patient's personality characterological, motivational characteristics and the level of their social adaptation, and biological criteria for therapeutic resistance.

The clinic annually provides specialized inpatient care for more than 2,200 patients and the consultative one for more than 3,000 patients. On the basis of the clinic, modern treatment programs are effectively functioning for certain social groups: educational workers, participants in the liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, participants in local wars, the elderly, and the unemployed. In the past 5 years, a model has been organized to provide specialized assistance to victims of emergencies, natural disasters, as well as participants in their liquidation.     

The clinic has all the necessary conditions for a round-the-clock hospital stay and has a modern diagnostic and medical base for the provision of specialized care at a high professional level, in accordance with modern standards of medical care.

On the basis of the clinic, together with the Department of Psychiatry of the Siberian State Medical University, students of all faculties of the university are trained in psychiatry, narcology, medical psychologists from the Department of Psychology of Tomsk State University, residents and graduate students are trained.

Chief Physician Valentina F. Lebedeva, MD

Deputy Chief Physician Olga A. Pavlova, PhD