Adult Psychiatry

Adult psychiatry deals with the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of mental illnesses in people aged 18 and above. Major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder rarely appear “out of the blue.” Most often family, friends, teachers or individuals themselves begin to recognize small changes or a feeling that “something is not quite right” about their thinking, feelings or behaviour before an illness appears in its full-blown form. . Early intervention can help reduce the severity of illness. It may even be possible to delay or prevent a major mental illness altogether.

Following are a few signs and symptoms which indicates that a psychiatric evaluation will be useful :

  1. Feeling sad or down
  2. Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  3. Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  4. Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  5. Withdrawal from friends and activities
  6. Significant tiredness, low energy
  7. Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  8. Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  9. Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
  10. Alcohol or drug abuse
  11. Major changes in eating and sleeping habits
  12. Sex drive changes
  13. Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  14. Suicidal thinking
  15. Irrelevant talk
  16. A decline in personal care
  17. Drop in functioning (school, sports, work etc.)
  18. Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells and touch
  19. Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers, to understand meanings or influence events

Child and adolescent psychiatry

Some of the signs & symptoms :

  1. Marked fall in school performances
  2. Poor grades in school in spite of trying very hard
  3. School refusal
  4. Bed wetting beyond the age of 4 years
  5. Behavioural changes
  6. Persistent nightmares
  7. Frequent tantrums
  8. Fearfulness
  9. Refusing to mingle or participate in activities which are normal for the child’s age
  10. Impulsive
  11. Frequent running away from home or school
  12. Persistent aggression or disobedience and provocative opposition towards parents and teachers
  13. Mood swings
  14. Self-harm
  15. Drugs or alcohol abuse

Alcohol and drugs de-addition

Patients who are dependent on drugs or alcohol develop withdrawal symptoms on reducing or stopping suddenly. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe and can post a risk to life. Medication hence is necessary to control symptoms. This is called detoxification.

Withdrawal symptoms include

  1. Disorientation
  2. Not being able to sleep
  3. Deep-seated pain
  4. Tremors, restlessness
  5. Excessive yawning
  6. Runny nose
  7. Teary-eyed
  8. Loose motion
  9. Withdrawal seizures or psychosis

Psychological services

( Addresses all psychological, emotional and behavioural issues )

Following are the diagnostic services include

  1. Testing for Autism
  2. Personality Assessment
  3. Dementia Assessment
  4. Testing for Attention & Concentration
  5. Testing for SLD
  6. Testing for Memory
  7. Testing for ADHD Child / Adult
  8. Neuropsychological Assessment
  9. Aptitude Testing / Career Counselling
  10. Adult Comprehensive Assessment
  11. Child Comprehensive Assessment
  12. Academic and Comprehensive Assessment

Individual Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Anger Management Counselling
  • Behaviour Modification Techniques (Parenting Skills)
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing – especially for alcohol and substance abuse
  • Memory and Concentration Techniques

Group Therapies

  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness Skills ( Teenagers)
  • Assertiveness Skills (Adults)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour
  • Borderline Personality Clients
  • Behaviour Modification / Good Parenting Skills for parents of Adolescents (14-19yrs)

Inpatient services

There are different options for inpatients

  1. Single rooms with TV
  2. Semi-private rooms with TV
  3. Separate male and female wards

No outside food is allowed. All patients will eat food provided by the hospital. Indoor game options are available along with a gym.

Before admission, please get an estimate of the cost involved. On admission, you will be asked to pay a deposit.

Outpatient services

Only by appoitnment.