What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies, diagnoses, and treats mental health disorders. A person’s mental health is influenced by a variety of factors that are both personal and related to interactions with society, community, and family. A healthy self-esteem, communication skills, and the development of resilience are all components of mental well-being.
Mental health issues should not be viewed as minor flaws that can be easily overcome, as they can be extremely problematic and disabling conditions that affect a large proportion of the global population. Mental health issues must be addressed and treated before they wreak havoc on families, relationships, and communities.

Specialities of Psychiatry:

  1. Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation.
  2. Adolescent and Child Psychiatry.
  3. Geriatric Psychiatry treats elderly patients.
  4. Psychiatry in an emergency.
  5. Psychiatry in the military.
  6. Neuropsychiatry
  7. Specialists in sleep
There are no laboratory tests to confirm the presence of most psychiatric disorders. Instead, a patient is subjected to a series of psychological tests where biochemical tests are also administered to assess the patient’s physical health.
Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments to treat mental illnesses, including psychotherapy and medications such as antipsychotics, mood stabilisers, and antidepressants. Cognitive behaviour therapy, family therapy, and group counselling are all forms of psychotherapy.
In severe cases, hospitalisation may be required. Although psychiatry is one of the oldest branches of medicine, it has advanced significantly since the advent of neuroscience. The various editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders contain standardised guidelines for diagnosing and treating mental health disorders.

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    When to Visit a Psychiatrist?

    Most people may be afraid of seeing a psychiatrist, but such a visit can be just as important for a person’s mental health as seeing a doctor is for physical health. There are numerous reasons why a person should consider making an appointment with a psychiatric professional.
    1. Exhibiting symptoms of a serious mental illness.
    2. Increasingly withdrawing.
    3. Having difficulty dealing with issues
    4. Feeling lonely
    5. A psychiatrist can diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health disorders, as well as prescribe medications and offer a variety of treatment options.
      Therapists address and treat mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
      Addiction, anxiety, suicidal ideation, violent outbursts, insomnia, sleep issues, drug use, alcohol use, poor body image, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, and obsessive thoughts can all be treated by psychiatrists.

    Psychiatry Services at The Hermitage Rehab

    Dr. JPS Bhatia is well renowned Psychiatrist and Neurologist having more than 35 years of experience in treating people with mental disorders, depression, anxiety and addiction related issues.
    Our services make it simple to get high-quality, patient-centred, evidence-based care.
    We are committed to treating each individual who receives care here with dignity and respect.
    To ensure seamless medical and psychiatric treatment within our system of care, our staff works closely with clinicians from other disciplines within the medical centre, as well as clinicians from surrounding communities.
    We provide ambulatory treatment for psychiatric disorders, with a particular emphasis on:
    1. Evaluating psychopharmacological treatments.
    2. Pregnancy-related disorders and women’s health.
    3. Psychiatric issues related to cancer.
    4. Neuropsychiatric illnesses.
    5. Psychiatry for the elderly.
    6. If anyone close to you, need any kind of mental health expert advice, feel free to call us anytime and get consultation from expert professionals.
      The Hermitage Rehab has all facilities to treat mental illness. Dr. JPS Bhatia is specialized in addiction treatment and having more than 35 years of experience in treating patients with mental illness. You can consult the best psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists at the top rated rehab center in Punjab.