For the treatment and rehabilitation of autism, cerebrovascular accidents, cerebral palsy, anorexia, neuroses, etc. in children and adults, Professor Rakhmanov uses his own method of treatment, as the main one, which combines a set of psychophysical, psychophysiological, psychological and psychotherapeutic methods of influence. Acupuncture and hypnosis, patented inventions and other unique additions by Professor Rakhmanov are also actively used.
The essence of the method of treatment and rehabilitation by Professor Rakhmanov is to activate the latent reserves of the patient’s body and restore general mental functions, the immune system, psycho-motor skills, attention, intelligibility, speech functions, and speech development, disclosing the capabilities of the auditory analyzer, improving hearing acuity, social adaptation, and many other indicators.
The effectiveness of the methods of treatment and rehabilitation by Professor Rakhmanov has been confirmed and recognized by leading international organizations and communities in the field of psychiatry and healthcare. From a practical point of view, the effectiveness of the methods is confirmed by a large number of patients who received complete recovery, significant or key positive improvements (previously unreached) from such mental diseases and syndromes as:
In most cases, all patients are treated without medication (non-drug treatment).
Caution: drug therapy is used as an exception.
The course of treatment and rehabilitation with Professor Rakhmanov for each patient is determined individually. One course of treatment is designed for 20 days, daily therapy sessions, and exercises.
The main method of treatment is Professor Rakhmanov’s own development and combines a set of methods under one name “Psychophysical and Psychophysiological Technique”.
The course of therapy consists of 4 stages.
After passing the first stage (at subsequent stages), the treatment becomes more complex and somewhat more complicated.
At the subsequent stages, the dosed exclusion of sensory analyzers is carried out; the method is patented by the author.
At stage III, the necessary drug therapy is individually applied, as agreed, and at the request of patients and relatives.
Stage IV – dosed exclusion of both sensory analyzers, etc.
The dominant cerebral hemispheres are also stimulated.
Art therapy (from the Greek word arte – valor, virtue).
This complex includes special psychological and psychotherapeutic methods that allow you to influence the moral (spiritual) life of a person.
Art therapy allows you to overcome such qualities as shyness, indecision, fear, fear of strangers and is carried out in two stages.
The first is the patients’ independent choice of topics and materials for the implementation of the plan. If necessary, a psychologist or psychotherapist supports creative initiatives, and patients who have already been rehabilitated to one degree or another can be attracted to help.
Second, patients are given the opportunity to independently make crafts, drawings, figures, etc. At the end of the lesson, the qualities that were activated during the creative process are discussed – psychological and physical activity, demeanor, and others.
It is carried out from the first days of the patient’s contact with the doctor. In the process of rehabilitation measures, patients observe changes in their condition, which makes them look even better, eliminate their mental and physical disabilities, etc. As positive changes accumulate, they can evaluate the progress in the complex, and see the dynamics of recovery.
Like other methods of harmonious influence, it allows you to activate the psychophysical capabilities of the patient’s body, improve his social adaptation, etc. As a rule, it is used in combination with other methods.
We have made sure from our medical practice that there are simply no stereotyped approaches in rehabilitation programs for such a complex category of patients as patients with disabilities. Moreover, such rehabilitation usually captures the patient’s relatives in its own circle, as a predominant habitat. In the course of our creative work, we found the concept of an integrative approach for medical and psychosocial rehabilitation, where the best methods and means of psychotherapy, psychology, and pedagogy are combined into one unit.
Patients with disabilities, such as hearing impairments, are being treated with people with normal hearing functions, but who have neurotic and somatoform disorders.
After treatment, the patient needs constant communication with people who can hear normally, that is, a more complete social macro- and microenvironment than before. A recovering person, one might say, spreads his wings, and therefore he does not need isolation, but space.
In our early studies, it was found that after a child’s illness, 84% of mothers and 18% of fathers develop various emotional-affective psychotic and non-psychotic disorders. If you do not take measures to eliminate them, then in the future there is a real possibility of a more rude nature of psychotic, psychosomatic diseases. These disorders also have social significance, namely: in 5.2% of such families the marriage breaks down, in 11.0% alcohol abuse is observed, in 9.8% there is a rejection of a previously planned second child and others.
Ignoring this kind of disorder in the patient’s rehabilitation process can negate the effectiveness of all other methods. To avoid this, we have developed a complex of socio-therapeutic, psychotherapeutic rehabilitation measures aimed at simultaneously helping the parents themselves and other family members of the patient.
The goal of socio-therapeutic activities is to improve social relationships, awaken and strengthen interest in healthy work activities, as well as eliminate an inferiority complex. For this purpose, a set of psychotherapeutic measures is used in conjunction with therapeutic and pedagogical influence.
In this integrated approach, some treatment interventions complement others. Our system provides the opportunity for communication, meetings in informal groups. For example, we hold traditional meetings between already treated and new patients. Teachers, leaders of labor collectives, social workers are involved in such therapeutic and pedagogical activities, as well as active and direct participants are relatives of patients and their relatives.
Elements of socio-therapeutic measures are used in the rehabilitation process: from the first day of the patient’s arrival – until the end of treatment. Much attention is paid to them at repeated stages. Another necessary condition: after discharge, we keep in touch with patients, coordinate (already outside the walls of the medical institution) further psychotherapeutic measures, in which social therapy remains the main instrument of influencing the patient.
Family counseling is one of the main stages of family psychotherapy, the purpose of which is to familiarize with family relationships, problems of family members or a family member, and the relationship between the child’s illness and these problems. At the same time, situations, aspects of role relationship-interaction in the family are analyzed in order to search for elements of a therapeutic effect, in other words, a resource for further carrying out treatment and rehabilitation measures.
A school for parents is necessary for organizing treatment and rehabilitation measures for sick children, teaching elements of psychological assistance for parents in order to achieve the maximum positive result.
Autogenic training is one of the stages of convalescent patients, incl.
family psychotherapy for parents. At the same time, they learn to train muscle relaxation, self-hypnosis, self-education, auto tactics, and others.
The technique allows expanding the treatment process from a medical foothold to a wider, social one, in order to integrate the patient into a full-fledged living space.
In this case, the following tasks are solved:
Assertive training is carried out at the subsequent stages of autogenous training in order to develop self-confidence and confident behavior. At the same time, assertive training helps the patient to advance and prevent his own fantasy and the idea of need, claims, feelings and emotions, interests in relation to himself and others.
Behavioral psychotherapy includes non-verbal and verbal-cognitive, motivational-affective, emotional-subjective, non-verbal-imitative manipulations, the purpose of which is to improve social adaptation and communication in the micro and macro environment and has the following features:
Body-oriented psychotherapy in the system of rehabilitation of children is one of the methods of psychotherapy aimed at the awareness of a sick child of positive and “negative” bodily sensations, which are created artificially by the medical staff themselves – a doctor, a rehabilitator.
Body-oriented psychotherapy in combination with stimulation of cortical and subcortical speech zones, Wernicke’s sensitive primary speech zone, Broca’s secondary motor zone, and auditory cortical zones. In the process of psychotherapeutic measures, stimulation of the speech zones, Wernicke’s zone and Broca’s zone, and the auditory cortical zones of the dominant hemisphere of the brain are carried out simultaneously.
Body-oriented psychotherapy in combination with tactile therapy, in other words, stimulation of biologically active points or zones, is one of the ways to stimulate the communication areas in children.
For this purpose, artificial stimulation of biologically active points or zones of the child is carried out daily until positive emotions appear on the face.
Treatment, in this case, is aimed at relieving neurotic and somatoform disorders, improving social existence. Within 2-3 months after treatment, patients are under our active supervision. In particular, such supportive psycho-psychotherapeutic activities as telephone negotiations, correspondence and communication on the Internet are carried out with them. If necessary, the patient can be prescribed a short course of treatment in a hospital.
One course of medical and psychosocial rehabilitation consists of 3-4 stages. Starting from the first stage, patients are adapted for the next stage of therapy.
Stage I is the adaptation and elimination of neurotic and somatoform disorders and the improvement of relationships in the micro and macro environment. After that, the patients are discharged under the supervision of specialists, followed by supportive therapies.
After adaptation to the achieved results, stage II of therapy is carried out in 3-4 months. In this case, the main emphasis is placed on consolidating the results of stage I in the interval between stages I and II, and a more intense impact on sensory stimuli and speech centers in the left hemisphere (Brocca and Wernicke) is connected by stimulating these centers again.
After a break of 3-4 months, the next III stage of therapy is carried out. At this stage, along with the usual therapy of stages I and II, the individual, at the request and with the consent of the parents of children and adult patients, is connected to the use of the necessary drug therapy. After completion, with a break of 3-4 months, we proceed to the IV stage of therapy, which consists of artificial dosing of the influx of sensory stimulation, in particular visual and auditory.
After completing one course of therapy, these patients are under our supervision and
further implementation of rehabilitation measures is coordinated with the results of the first course of therapy, the desire, and the capabilities of the patients’ family members.
In children with autism and the autistic spectrum of disorders, developmental disorders, cerebral palsy and other severe mental illnesses, after treatment by Professor Rakhmanov, there is an improvement in cognitive processes, general mental development, psycho-speech development, psychomotor (motor function) development, and many other positive improvements and changes. In the course of treatment, the parameters of social existence are normalized, the work of the endocrine and immune systems improves, as a result of which children get sick less.
Harmonization of mental life leads to the disappearance of discomfort in communication with people and the external environment, there is an interest in life, creativity, and art.