Department of Psychiatry
Psychiatry is connected with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions. Psychiatrists are medically qualified doctors (trained in the speciality of psychiatry), different from a psychologist or a counsellor, and they can prescribe medication and suggest other forms of treatment.
Which Conditions can be Treated under Psychiatry?
The following mental health problems can be diagnosed and treated under psychiatry:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD)
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural issues
- Bipolar disorder
- Schizophrenia and paranoia
- ADD and ADHD in children and adults
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
- Sleep disorders
- Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia)
- Addictions (drug, alcohol)
- Support for long-term, painful or terminal physical health conditions
Which Treatments are Available under Psychiatry?
Following are the treatment facilities that are most commonly provided:
Treatment is provided to adults whose depression or bipolar illness is affecting their quality of life, functioning or safety. Intensive treatment usually includes antidepressant/mood-stabilizing medications, talk therapy/psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral activation, occupational therapy, relaxation activities, and (if required), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Medical and Geriatric Psychiatric Care
Both medical and psychiatric conditions are treated under this, and includes geriatric patients as well. Most common issues are late-life mood and cognitive disorders. Treatments usually include medication, relaxation therapy, awareness about depression, anxiety and aging-related issues.
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry Care
Under this, stabilization and treatment are provided for children and teenagers who experience any kind of mental health crisis. For instance, those who are suicidal, homicidal or experience psychosis.
This treatment is usually for adults and pediatric patients who suffer from chronic pain. It helps them regain function and makes their quality of life better. Treatments are provided for chronic fatigue and nausea, fibromyalgia, cyclic vomiting, and autonomic disorders, such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
Psychiatry also included treatments for addictions, like that to nicotine, alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription medications, and more
Your psychiatrist will be the best person to evaluate your condition and guide you to the right care path.