Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

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The Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health is one of the hospital’s clinical areas dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality, compassionate psychiatric and behavioral health servicesto inpatient and outpatient mental health services to individuals with emotional, psychiatric, behavioral and addiction related issues .

 

Our team of highly qualified psychiatrist and psychotherapist provide latest and safe treatments for various psychiatric conditions like anxiety, depression, phobias, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychosomatic medicine, addiction disorders and consultation liaison services across departments. The department also offers individual, family and group psychotherapy and provides psychometric assessments. Multi-modal therapies are available as determined by patient needs

 

Good quality care and a holistic approach in medicine involve careful and skillful attention to biological, psychological and social issues. These are commonly intertwined in a way that does not allow simple reductionist approach. Indeed dealing with the complexity of the disease in a pragmatic, effective manner is the core business of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health department.

 

Expertise:

 

Our Team:

Prof Shridhar Sharma

 

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is that branch of medicine that deals with problems of emotions and behavior like anxiety, depression, phobia, , bipolar, schizophrenia, sleep disorders, psychosomatic diseases like anorexia, obesity etc. In addition, every disease has an emotional component which also needs to be looked into.

 

Consultation Liaison Mental Health services

This service addresses the psychological aspects of medical and surgical illness for outpatients and inpatients, providing necessary intervention to deal with psychological issues secondary to medical condition such as depression, anxiety, self-destructive behaviors, chronic pain, treatment refusal and various psychiatric problems arising in the ICU. Guidance and counseling services are also provided to persons with HIV/AIDS, transplant cases, and various types of psychological traumas.

 

Detoxification & De-addiction

Alcoholism which needs joint intervention by the gastroenterologist who treat and manage the physical component while the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Health helps in relapse prevention and in addressing psycho-social issues linked with the problem.

 

Our Detoxification & De-addiction services offer comprehensive, efficient services that view chemical dependency and addiction as a chronic, relapsing medical condition. We utilize a culturally-competent, person-directed, strength-based, recovery-oriented approach with an emphasis on family involvement. The program integrates addiction treatment, with medical healthcare professionals and mental health services together, by holistic team approach with Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist, Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist in the same team. Our staff facilitates screening, identification, early intervention, and cost-effective treatment services geared towards improving recovery facilitating relapse prevention programs.

 

Psychotherapy for phobias, anxiety, depression, obsessions and other related emotional issues

Psychotherapy is a modality of treatment used to alleviate mental and emotional problems like phobias, depression, obsession, etc without medicines. During psychotherapy one learns about one’s condition, your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviours and helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. Psychotherapy aids in resolving conflicts, relieve stress, cope with major life changes, recover from trauma or sexual abuse, come to terms with an on-going physical health problem and also helps to manage unhealthy reactions like managing anger.

 

There are many specific types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that's right for you depends on your individual situation and your personality.

 

Psychotherapeutic services at PSRI include various Psychotherapies like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eclectic Psychotherapy, Biofeedback Therapy, etc.

 

Psychometric Assessments

 

Trainings and Workshops

We provide trainings and workshops for corporates and schools for building awareness about the early warning signs and work on teaching self-help techniques to participants.