Psychiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study and treatment of mental disorders. These include various abnormalities that are affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual.
Mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety disorders, mood instability, and other psychiatric disorders, can disrupt a person’s thinking, emotions, moods and ability to relate to others.
The psychiatry department of the hospital offers comprehensive and in-depth psychotherapy diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for those suffering from mental disorders.
Mental health problems mainly belong to two types namely
• Neurotic symptoms that range from the daily worries we all have from time to time, which can be managed without any serious medication or clinical treatment.
• Psychotic symptoms with serious long term problems that require treatment to manage them effectively.
Psychotic symptoms interfere with a person’s perception of reality and may include hallucinations. These include seeing, smelling, hearing or feeling things that no one else can. People experiencing psychosis may also form unrealistic views about themselves, other people and the world around them.
Factors affecting mental health
A range of factors can impact our mental health that includes
• Prolonged stress
• Physical illness
• Traumatic events
• Economic and social issues
Mental health issues with psychotic symptoms include:
• Eating disorders
• Substance abuse
• Bipolar disorders
• Personality disorder
Symptoms of mental health problems
Unlike in physical disorders, there are no obvious symptoms for mental and emotional well being, as each individual is different from one another. The symptoms are often hidden or mistaken for other things. Some general signs to look for could include:
• Avoiding social contact
• Brooding or excessive crying
• Feeling tired
• Drop in productivity
• General neglect of personal care
Services we provide
The psychiatry department in the hospital provides compassionate outpatient and inpatient care to children and adults with mental health problems.
Conditions we treat
As stated earlier, mental disorders comprise a complex mix of conditions and it is difficult to identify a constant pattern in their identification. The list given below only indicates some of the general conditions and you can always feel free to contact our specialist to discuss your specific problem:
• Anxiety & stress disorders
• Social anxiety
• Depression & loneliness
• Adjusting to a new culture, homesickness
• Marital problems
• Other family related problems
• Alcoholism & drugs abuse
• Pregnancy & abortions
• Bereavement and loss
• Trauma related to accidents and other causes
• Problems faced by students
• Problems faced by elderly persons
• Overcoming various phobias
Meet our Specialist
Dr.N.Dinesh, MD(Psych), DPM
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)