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Psychiatry

Overview

According to WHO, health is not about only physical wellbeing but it also includes mental and social wellbeing. The Department of Psychiatry, Tata Main Hospital takes care of the different aspects of mental health and provides quality treatment to the patients. The Aim and Motto of the department is "Total Mental Health (TMH)". Currently more than 100 patients in a day are benefited from our Outdoor Services. Our clientele comprises from children to elderly population. We provide extensive assessment and treatment ranging from pharmacological to psychological interventions for various disorders.

Facilities

Facilities and Services offered at the Department of Psychiatry are:

  • Child Guidance Clinic
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychological assessments & therapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Cognitive Remediation
  • School Mental Health Programme
  • Stress management Programme

Child guidance Clinic: We provide assessments, counselling and psychotherapy for developmental, emotional and behavioural issues of children and adolescent. Children with following symptoms can be helped by our Child guidance program:

Physical Symptoms with no medical cause:

  • Aches and pains in various parts of body like headache, abdomen pain
  • Giddiness, palpitations, tremors
  • Fainting spells, breathlessness
  • Dryness of throat and mouth.
  • Tiring easily.

Emotional:

  • Anxiety
  • Keeping aloof,/undue Shyness
  • Examination related fear and tensions

Behavioural:

  • Hyperactivity
  • Poor or excessive sleep
  • Stammering
  • Children having discipline problems like disobedience &Anger outbursts
  • Frequent absenteeism & School refusal ( not willing to go to school, excessive crying at school)
  • Passing toilet/Stool at inappropriate places & bed wetting
  • Pica (child eating non-eatables; like chalk, soil etc.)

Academics:

  • Slow Learner
  • Gradual decline in academics
  • Difficulty in concentration
  • Poor memory

Services provided:

  • Assessment of assets and drawback of student by different psychological tools
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Life Skills training regarding:
    • Improving memory
    • Problem solving
    • Controlling anger
    • Enhancing social skills
    • Improving communication
    • Recognizing and combating stress/tension
    • Improving study skills like attentions and memory
    • Education about parenting and child rearing practices for parents
    • Education regarding adequate use of rewards/ punishment

Adult Psychiatry:

  • Depression (Low mood, lack of energy, loss of interest , irritability, poor sleep and appetite),
  • Schizophrenia (often seeing or hearing things that are not real and behaving very strangely)
  • Manic-depression (go from very very happy to very very sad)
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviour (doing things again and again even though they do not need doing eg cleaning hands 20 times even when they are clean)
  • Somatization and pain disorder: cases where Patients suffers from  medically unexplained pain, headache, and many other symptoms
  • Anxiety disorder:  generalized anxiety, panic attacks
  • Phobias - being very afraid of things when they are not dangerous
  • Addiction problems -  alcohol and drug addiction - including detoxification
  • Sleep related problems
  • Marital and relationship problems

Geriatric Psychiatry:

  • Dementia:  gradual and significant memory loss, difficulty coping with day to day tasks, difficulty communicating, Changes in mood, judgment or personality.
  • Delirium: Changes in:  alertness, level of consciousness or awareness, sensation and perception. Confusion (disorientation) about time or place, Decrease in short-term memory and recall, Disorganized thinking and Emotional or personality changes
  • Bereavement: not able to cope with loss of a near and dear ones
  • Depression:
  • Psychosis:

OPD services available daily.

Assessments:

  • Intelligence tests for child and adult
  • Aptitude tests
  • Temperament and Personality assessment 
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Childhood developmental disorders like : Autism, ADHD, learning disability (Dyslexia)
  • Behavioural problems.

Psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy,
  • Exposure and response prevention, behaviour therapy,
  • family and marital therapy
  • Specific Intervention for autism like picture exchange communication (PECS)

School Mental Health Programme: We frequently take workshops and seminars for school teachers, students and parents identifying various stresses and how to cope with it.

Stress management Programme: we take workshops for employees on stress management in workspace.

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