A psychiatrist is a physician or a doctor who deals with the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of mental health and emotional problems. Psychiatry is the study of the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. A person's mental health is affected by a combination of several factors both specific to an individual as well as related to interactions with society, community, and family.
There are many components to mental well-being such as healthy self-esteem and the development of resilience. Mental health issues need to be explained and treated before they cause severe disruption to families and communities.
Psychiatry is a specialty of medicine that focuses on researching, understanding, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the brain and disorders of the mind and its behavior. They diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, from Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, and autism to mood disorders, Munchausen syndrome, and suicidality.
At Prasidh Hospital, Hyderabad, they typically work in or are affiliated with medical settings. Psychiatry also has a number of fields of sub-specialization; addiction psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and neuropsychiatry are the best known.
Practitioners at Prasidh hospital engage themselves exclusively in inpatient treatment, in outpatient settings such as independent clinical practice, in a group practice affiliated with other physicians, or in a psychiatric facility. They are attending privileges in hospitals to accommodate patients needing care and supervision or experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
Our psychiatrists begin care with an extensive evaluation of each patient that can provide important clues to the source. Psychiatric evaluation includes an interview in which the patient is asked to describe symptoms, personal and family history, and medical history, and might include some tests, such as blood tests. They always pay attention not only to what is said but to the emotional tone of replies, the cognitive factors informing them, and the behavior accompanying them.
Some tools like neuroimaging may sometimes be helpful in diagnosis but currently are more widely used in clinical research to further the general understanding of mental disorders.
Prasidh Hospital, Hyderabad provides a full range of outpatient psychiatric care tailored to each person’s needs. The Department of Psychiatry treats all types of disorders, like depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder Panic disorder, OCD, Phobias, Dementia, insomnia, sexual disorders, and chronic pain, as well as some of the rarest and the most challenging conditions.
The team of experts with several years of experience offers comprehensive evaluations to assess psychological and physical concerns. Our medical team actively participates in education and research, which support patient care by contributing the latest knowledge and innovative treatments.
Psychiatrists have their own way of treatment ranging from psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy to somatic therapies, including brain stimulation. For example, psychiatrists report usually paying attention to the reciprocal influence of bodily states on brain function and to health as a significant contributor to mental health, both of which are flourishing areas of research.
Advances in the understanding of the role of diet, sleep, and regular physical activity on well-being in general and mental functioning, in particular, are also finding their way into patient management as well. A few of them are:
Inpatient or Residential Mental Health Treatment
Inpatient treatment, which is also called residential mental health treatment, takes place in a residential facility on a 24/7 basis. At Prasidh hospital, they are always available at your service. This top-notch level of care is best suited for people who need constant medical supervision as well as those who are relatively severe, long-term symptoms who have not shown significant progress after outpatient mental health intervention. Mental illness treatment at our Prasidh hospital in Hyderabad typically consists of the following types of treatment:
• Counselling or Individual psychotherapy
• Medication and Group therapy
• Medical supervision and recreational therapies
• Complementary therapies (for example yoga or meditation)
And other rare common treatments are:
• Private rooms and gourmet meals.
• Massage and spa treatment and fitness centers.
• Swimming pools and other executive amenities such as computers, Internet access, and workspaces.
Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
This treatment does not require participants to live at the treatment center. Instead, participants visit the Prasidh Hospital, Hyderabad on certain days of the week. That is told by our doctor according to their health. Out-patient mental illness treatment is best suited for those, who are having:
• Mild to moderate symptoms.
• A solid support system.
• The ability to function outside of the treatment environment.
Many different kinds of mental health treatment options are offered on an outpatient basis. These include:
• Individual therapy.
• Group therapy.
• Family therapy.
• Support groups.
• Intensive outpatient care.
• Partial hospitalization.
• Psychiatric medications and outpatient medical management.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
This treatment offers comprehensive mental health services for those, who are struggling with both a mental health condition and an addiction or substance use disorder. Dual diagnosis treatment indicates and treats both conditions simultaneously.
Both disorders need to be treated at the same time to maximize the chances of a full recovery. For example, if an addicted person has a co-occurring anxiety disorder, they might relapse to self-medicate the unmanaged anxiety. Treating the underlying mental health conditions and traumas, which contribute to the addiction may help prevent relapse and maintain sobriety in the long term.
Psychotherapy or talk therapy has effectively treated a wide range of mental health conditions and is offered in both inpatient and outpatient settings. During talk therapy, a person or group discusses their issues with a therapist who may help them process their feelings and learn new coping skills. There are many different kinds of psychotherapy available, such as:
• Individual therapy
• Group therapy
• Family therapy
• Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
• Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
• Interpersonal therapy
• Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
Medications may be used to treat the symptoms of mental illness. Medications are mainly used in combination with psychotherapy and are offered in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings.
Medications used for mental health treatment include:
• Anti-anxiety medications
• Mood stabilizers
12-Step Programs and Support Groups
These might be good complementary therapies for people who are undergoing psychotherapy or taking any type of medication. These groups are available for people, who are dealing with a wide range of mental or behavioral health and substance abuse problems, including:
• Drug or alcohol abuse
• Video gaming, gambling, shopping, and other behavioral addictions.
• Depression and anxiety.
• Any eating disorders.
Twelve-step programs mainly use an approach built on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants usually work with a sponsor to complete the 12 steps, and the sponsor is available to help the person with other issues they may be struggling with during recovery, including cravings.
Complementary and Alternative Treatments
These treatment options may be used in addition to traditional forms of treatment like therapy and medication. Some of the most common types of complementary treatments are as follows:
• Equine therapy
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