Psychiatry is the branch of Medical Science focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing behavioral, mental, emotional disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health and wellness. Psychiatrists or Mental health Doctors are well qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems and symptoms.
People seek psychiatric help for a lot of reasons. The problems can be thoughts of suicide, sudden panic attacks, frightening hallucinations, or hearing voices; some problems can be more long-term, such as feelings of hopelessness, sadness, anxiousness, or anxiety disorder.
Because they are physicians with M.D degrees, psychiatrists are well qualified to order or perform a full range of psychological tests or medical laboratory tests, which, combined with discussions with patients, help provide a picture of a patient's mental and physical state. Their education and clinical training in clinical Psychology equip them to understand the complex relationship between medical illnesses and emotional disorders and other relationships with family history and genetics, make a diagnosis, evaluate medical and psychological data, and work with patients to develop treatment plans.
Psychiatrists mostly use various treatments depending on their patients– including various forms of psychosocial interventions, psychotherapy, medications, and other treatments (such as ECT or electroconvulsive therapy).
Psychotherapy: sometimes called consulting therapy, is a treatment that involves speaking to patients building relationships between a therapist and a Patient. It is used to treat a wide variety of emotional difficulties and mental disorders. The goal of psychotherapy is to eliminate the troubling symptoms and signs to feel better and get treated. Psychotherapy is individual, as a couple, with a family, or in a group. Depending on the severity of the problem, treatment might take just a few sessions or take many sessions over a period of years.
Psychotherapy is in many forms. Some psychotherapies help patients to change their behaviors or thought patterns and changing them. Psychotherapies can help patients explore the effect of past experiences and relationships on present behaviors, and Psychotherapies can be tailored to help solve other problems in specific ways. Cognitive behavior therapy is a Physiotherapy, which is goal-oriented therapy focusing on problem-solving. Psychoanalysis is an intensive form of individual psychotherapy that requires frequent sessions over several years.
The disorders among the adults include:
• Psychotic disorders
• Mood & Anxiety disorders
• Adjustment disorders
• Personality disorders
• Psycho-Sexual disorders
• Eating disorders
• Habit & Impulse Control disorders
• Psychological disorders in women
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Oppositional Defiant & Conduct disorder
• Mental Retardation
• Pervasive Developmental disorders
• Specific Learning Disabilities
Talking to and consulting with a psychiatrist gives our patients a better sense of their situation and clarifies what they need to do to have a successful journey towards healing and well-being. Below are few common problems that we treat.
Neurodevelopment disorders:communication problems, Motor disorders, Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism spectrum disorders,
Psychosis service: schizophrenia, organic psychotic disorder, and delusional disorders disorders
Mood disorders: disorders such as bipolar affective disorders, mood swings, and depression
Children mental health: depression and anxiety disorders starting in childhood.
Anxiety-related disorders such as panic disorders, phobias, generalized anxiety disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, and depression in the Elderly.
Aviation mental health including any mental health problems or issues related to pilots, cabin crew, and other staff within the aviation industry
Eating disorder service: obesity, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and bulimia nervosa
Trauma related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder
Fitness to work & disability assessments: comprehensive assessment for fitness to work from a psychiatric perspective.
Neuropsychiatry disorders such as psychiatric comorbidities in multiple sclerosis or epilepsy.
Sleeping disorders women's mental health disorders such as post-natal depression.