The Clinique de Chailles
is a mental health institution which historically belongs to the movement of Institutional Psychotherapy. As such, it is recognized and recommended by the professionals with whom it has worked for years - essentially colleagues from the public sector. It receives more than 100 trainees per year, caregivers, nurses, psychologists, specialized educators, interns in psychiatry.
If neuroleptic treatment more or less associated with other psychotropic drugs remains the most effective response to the emergence and fate of a psychotic state, everything remains to be done to obtain recognition from the patient of his disease. The goal is that the patient can treat the wound of the trauma and the stigma caused by the disorder and his medical response, to obtain from him sincere and relevant cooperation in self-management of the treatment, to help him find a critical position between desire and means. All these conditions are necessary to engage the patient in a realistic socio-professional reintegration project.
The in-house clinical research team published many key studies on InMotion robotic systems and continues to conduct large clinical trials on patients after stroke. Studies by Dr. Christophe Duret and his colleagues have focused on the effectiveness of robotic therapy when combined with or compared to usual care, and have demonstrated the beneficial effect of robotics on the motor recovery process.
Patient socialization is at the heart of the medical project. The referring physicians are not mistaken in stating this in their expectation as a priority in the reasons for admitting a patient. Because there can be reintegration in the sense of inclusion only on the condition of being able to create a link, to be able to break with autistic mechanisms, to get out of pragmatism and negativism as a minimum.
Reintegration begins in the institution. It requires setting up a number of scenes that allow patients to mobilize and find meaning in what they can do.