Our pediatric track focuses on accurate diagnosis and effective and comprehensive treatments for patients and their family suffering various neurodevelopmental disorders. We have half and full-day specialized and comprehensive treatment programs for patients with attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. Most of our treatments are non-drug based and including individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral management, social skills training, cognitive rehabilitation including various neuromodulation interventions such as neurofeedback.
Similar to our pediatric track, our adolescent clinical team specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. This includes comprehensive adolescent programs for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, mood disorders and behavioral programs such as anger control difficulties. Both individual and group based treatments are offered at NCI for our adolescent patients.
Our adult and geriatric tracks also focus on accurately diagnosing and treating cognitive impairment. One of our unique aspects is our ability to differentiate among the various neurodegenerative diseases that can cause cognitive deficits such as dementia. Our commitment to disease identification is critical for development effective treatments including exposing our patients to potentially disease modifying therapies within our clinical research division.
Over the past 20 years – we have learned how to get patients better. With the exception of some of the neurodegenerative dementia-producing diseases, we typically can improve cognitive functioning and reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in 80% of the patients we serve. The average therapeutic gain is a 1 and 1/ 3 standard deviation improvement in functional outcome for the following disorders (based on meta-analytic data analysis from NCI outpatient clinics from 2010-2015).
In addition to diagnosing and treating mood and behavioral disorders in children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, our team specializes in:
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders — ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Communication Disorders, Intellectual and Learning Disabilities.
- Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injuries — Stroke and neurovascular disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Encephalopathies and Concussion
- Neuropsychiatric and Mental Health Disorders — Conversion disorders, Mood disorders, OCD, Tourette’s syndrome etc.
- Neurodegenerative Diseases — Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Spectrum Based Spectrum Disorders, Neurovascular disease, and the parkinsonism related diseases
These are cortical disorders. Generally speaking, the cortex is made up of the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes. Impairment of the cortex can result in a variety of cognitive, behavioral and emotional disorders. Cortical dysfunction can be diagnosed and treated. We have eight locations in New Jersey staffed with caring experts ready to help. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment.