Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions from our FAQ’s about rehabilitation, drug addiction, psychiatric illness and etc. Take a moment and read the answers to frequently asked questions that are tailored specifically against your queries.

Drug Rehabilitation

Types of Rehabilitations are:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Sports Rehabilitation

Benefit of rehabilitation are:

  • Quality of life for you
  • Take care of the health of your joints
  • gain balance and strength
  • It will take away your fears of a new injury.
  • Decrease in tissue inflammation and improved healing
  • Helps not to lose mobility and range of motion after injury

Stages of rehabilitation:

  • The acclimatization stage
  • The control stage
  • The production stage
  • The personality stage

The answer is simple. It is for all the people who have lost the physical capacities that they need for their daily life. Be clear that the goal of rehabilitation therapy offered by the rehabilitation center in Islamabad is to help the person regain that independence in certain activities that have already been lost due to illness or injury.

4 stages of recovery are:

  • Injury Recovery
  • Motion Recovery
  • Strength Recovery
  • Functional Recovery.

Community-based rehabilitation is a strategy that involves people who have disabilities. Support them because it will help stakeholders meet the need of life. Also to enhance the quality of life of all the people with major and minor disabilities. Lastly this CBR program encourages the empowerment of these people with disabilities.

It mostly starts after a stroke in the hospital. It depends on the physical condition of a person that when should it start.

People who suffer from stroke, fractures, traumatic brain injuries and heart attacks.

The main distinction has to do with healthcare professionals. The rehabilitator is actually a doctor since rehabilitation is one more specialization within medicine.

The rehabilitator is responsible for coordinating the treatments that a physiotherapist must-do for the correct recovery of the patient. Therefore, although physiotherapists have more than enough criteria to diagnose the injury and know what the treatment is, it is advisable that the patient goes to the rehabilitation doctor first to know what the origin of the problem is and the consequences that it may entail.

In addition, to go to physiotherapy you do not need a specific excuse or have a diagnosed injury, but it is part of a person’s set-up.

Recovery is the process of getting fit after a physical effort. Whereas recovery is the process of bringing a patient to a state of health where it was before the illness.

Drugs Addiction

Most common roots and causes of drug addiction are:

  • Chronic stress
  • History of trauma
  • Mental illness
  • Family history

Four main drugs for addiction are:

  • Cocaine
  • Alcohol
  • Heroin
  • LSD

Some of the signs of knowing if you are addicted are as follows:

  • Lack of control
  • Unable to stay away
  • Decreased social circle
  • Ignoring risk and relationships.

Addictive behaviors are as follow:

  • Sexual addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Shopping addiction
  • Video game addiction
  • Food Addiction
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Work Addiction

Once someone starts to take a drug. This can cause a loss of impulse control and increase the craving for harmful substances.

It means being unable to stop doing something that is harmful to mental or physical health.

Obviously, you have to take initiative and avoid visiting places where it’s available. Surrounding yourself with people who are not drug-addicted. You should also know how to control your temptations. Learn to relax without drugs.

One of the very first steps used in treating drugs is Detoxification. Which is used to wash out the drug used.

Three types of addiction are as follow:

  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol

3 types of classifications are:

  • Stimulants
  • Depressants
  • Hallucinogens

The person involved in addiction will most likely react negatively and even short-tempered if that drug or substance is not available at the time of craving.

Drug And Alcohol Detox

In the initial stages detox feels like:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Shaking
  • Nausea
  • Irritability

Some of the symptoms of liver damage through alcohol are:

  • Being sick
  • Losing weight
  • Losing Appetite
  • Eyes Yellowing
  • Ankles swelling
  • Blood Vomiting

You need to detoxify if these signs appear:

  • Falling sick often
  • Suffering mood swings
  • Loss of memory
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Often skin infections
  • Increased food cravings

It takes 3, 5, or 7 days to detox your body.

To detox your liver faster:

  • Focusing more on sleep
  • Drinking more water
  • Decreasing salt intake
  • Eat foods with high antioxidants

As the liver is very fast towards recovery. Within one month of recovery, changes can occur in weeks i.e.

  • Your blood sugar improves
  • Cholesterol level improves
  • Stomach gets better
  • Liver function gets better

Things you can drink to detox your liver are:

  • Drink limited alcohol
  • Focus more on your sleep
  • Focus more on hydration
  • Focus on reducing your sugar and processed food
  • Eating foods with more prebiotics
  • Focus on reducing your salt intake.

If the side effects of alcohol are not much it won’t take much time. If the damage is severe it may take several months. But unfortunately, if the damage is long term it may not be reversible.

Psychiatric Illness

It is a mental disturbance, mood swings or behavior that can result in any disability, pain and death. It’s known as a psychiatric illness.

Four types of mental illness are:

  • Disorder of anxiety
  • Disorder of bipolar
  • Disorder of eating
  • Disorder of personality
  • Disorder of psyche

Following are the top 10 mental illness types:

  • Depression
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Sleep & Insomnia
  • Personality disorder
  • OCD
  • PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia

According to a psychiatrist in Islamabad 5 signs of mental illness are:

  • Social distancing
  • Changes in eating and sleeping
  • Mood change
  • Increasing sadness and irritability
  • Excessive worry and anxiety

Severe mental illness is defined by the time duration and the amount of disability it produces. These disabilities may include disorders.

The mental illness becomes insanity when someone suffers severe psychological trauma as a child. Which may include emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Some of the ways to improve your mental health are:

  • Share your feelings
  • Be more active
  • Eat good food
  • Drink more sensibly
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Take some break from daily routine
  • Doing something you are good at

The most commonly known psychiatric disorders are anxiety disorders and mood disorders.

Yes, OCD is a mental illness. It’s a combination of obsessions and compulsions. Which can cause a lot of stress.

Some of the reasons of being mentally ill are:

  • Stress
  • Abuse
  • Traumatic event


A psychotherapist is a person who treats many conditions like stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction, bipolar disorders, negative behavior, schizophrenia and other feelings.

Four main types of psychotherapy are:

  • Behavior therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Holistic therapy

Therapy is a short-term treatment whereas psychotherapy is a long-term treatment.

It really works and many studies show that people who enter psychotherapy have shown positive results. Out of all those people, 75% turns out to be beneficial.

In some studies, experts have found that people going to psychotherapist have shown improvements after eight sessions of therapy, 75% of them improved after six months.

Studies have found that people entering psychotherapy have a 75% probability of getting healthy.

To date, the best psychotherapy found for anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

You need a degree in a similar subject. Being qualified as a health practitioner, psychiatrist, psychologist, and mental health nurse.

Psychotherapy is much better because of its long term and focuses more on long term results.

Psychological And Physical Assessment

In psychological assessment, tests are conducted via psychotherapist which includes:

  • Psychological tests
  • Information surveys and test
  • Interviews
  • Medical evaluation

In a full psychiatric assessment, the doctor will ask you about your medical history. Medicines that you were using and lastly you will also be asked about any mental illness or disorders.

In psychology physical examination is a whole process that uses observations, palpations, percussions and auscultation.

Some of the matrices that we use to perform a mental status exam are:

  • Appearance
  • Motor
  • Speech
  • Affect
  • Thought
  • Content
  • Thought
  • Process

The purpose of psychological assessment is to better understand the patient’s personal strengths and weaknesses. Finding out the prominent problems. It also includes how a person reacts emotionally and then recommending the treatment accordingly.

During the psychological evaluation, questions are asked about:

  • Personal history
  • Medical exams
  • Mood evaluation
  • Mental status
  • Reality test

Mental health assessment is very specific whereas a psychological evaluation is in much more depth.

A psych evaluation may take from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. At some institutes, it may take up to 2 hours.

The most commonly used six methods of physical examination are:

  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Percussion
  • Auscultation
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Exercises

Psycho Education

As the name implies that it is the treatment of emotional children. This approach works for balancing educational and clinical influences.

Yes, psychoeducation is a key part of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).

Psychoeducation is provided by:

  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • physicians

Four types of talk therapy are:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)

Psychoeducation is provided by psychologists, physicians, therapists, trainers and nurses.

The main purpose of psychoeducation groups is to educate clients about abuse, feelings, behaviors, and consequences. These psychoeducational groups have very specific content. Taught using videotapes, lectures, and audiotapes.

A child & adolescent psychotherapist is a person that provides non-medical treatment to little children, adults, teenagers. It is about mental health, emotional and psychological issues.

Three types of therapy are:

  • Integrative therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Behavior therapy
  • Humanistic therapy