Psychiatry is the medical specialty that deals with the prevention and treatment of emotional and cognitive dysfunction in human beings which are essentially chemical, structural, hormonal and immunological dysfunctions of the most important organ of our body – the Brain.
Considered the middle ground between Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry also utilizes researches in the field of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, biology, biochemistry, and pharmacology in order to arrive at a diagnosis. Psychiatrists are Physicians. But unlike other physicians and neurologists, psychiatrists specialize in the doctor-patient relationship and are trained in the use of psychotherapy and other therapeutic communication techniques.
The Department of Psychiatry provides Comprehensive care for a wide spectrum of Psychiatric disorders like Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, various Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Panic Disorder, Multiple Phobias), Sexual Dysfunction, Psychosomatic Diseases, Alcohol and Substance abuse etc. Consultation Liaison Services provide opinion and guidance in the treatment of various Psychiatric and Psychological problems in medically ill patients. Our services include both effective pharmacological management as well as various non pharmacological interventions.
Child and Adolescent Guidance Clinic offers help to children with various Developmental Disorders, Emotional Problems, Learning and Scholastics Difficulties. Judicious pharmacological management and various non pharmacological interventions in the treatment of disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disability, School Refusal, Autism and other developmental disorders, Childhood Anxiety and Depression are available.
The services offered by the department includes the following
- Psychometric assessment of Adult Psychiatric Disorders.
- Psychotherapies and Counseling
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Couple, Marital and Family Therapies
- Deaddiction Counseling
- IQ Tests
- Behaviour Therapy
- Relaxation Training
- Diagnostic Evaluation of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders
- Screening and Intervention for Emotional and Behavioral Problems
- Specific Learning Disability Assessment (SLD).
- SLD Remedial Training