The Department of Psychiatry at Rela Hospital is an integrated clinic with compassionate staff to treat acute to complex mental health conditions such as Depression, Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol dependence, and other addictions. In addition, we deliver Out-patients and In-patients services to increase betterment through precise diagnosis and evidence-based treatments involving medicines and therapies.
World Health Organisation (WHO) defines Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. But a majority of us deliver the least care to our mental health.
THE BRAIN IS THE HUB THAT WORKS TO BALANCE OUR FUNCTIONS, EMOTIONS, AND BEHAVIOURS.
The human brain is full of neurotic networks. Billions of neurons in our brain have built a strong network through which neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine send signals, enabling our mental health to function at its best. If the connections break between these neurons and an imbalance occurs in neurotransmitters to any internal or external factors, it gradually causes Psychological Disturbance.
Similarly, the Limbic System, comprised of, Amygdala, Hypothalamus and Hippocampus, is also attributed to our emotional console, helping us make sense of our surroundings and situations.
OUR MIND IS THIS COMPLEX. BUT DO WE GIVE ENOUGH CARE TO THESE COMPLEX SYSTEMS AS WE CARE FOR OUR PHYSICAL HEALTH?
Multiple studies prove that many of the mental disorders and issues we face today are not just meant to be treated only by therapy and counselling. Some also require medical interventions.
Many people feel that mental illness is rare, something that can happen only to people who are under stress or weak. This is a myth. WHO states that 1 in 4 people can experience psychological disturbances.
But people rarely care for or treat their mental health on the verge of a breakout: the importance and timely treatments we give to our bodies and minds. Like you, your mental issues must be treated with timely interventions and medications.
MENTAL HEALTH IS A REAL DEAL
In India, the importance of mental health is overlooked personally and communally. There is a prevailing stigma against the treatment of mental illness, which is also causing an increase in mental disorders and mental health issues left unhandled among our people extensively. This impacts the social and personal life of an individual to handle day-to-day tasks.
Realizing this, our psychiatric experts conduct constant clinical researches to offer personalised treatments and holistic care to the patients. Through exclusive psychiatric and multifaceted approaches, the treatment extends to curing a wide range of psychiatric disorders affected by people of all age groups.
Our expert psychiatrists, psychologist, nurses and practitioners are trained to improve the mental health of our patients by recognising their special medical needs, comfort and privacy.
This depression inventory can be self-scored. The scoring scale is at the end of the questionnaire.
Total Score – levels of depression
Thanks for taking the time to complete the questions. The highest possible total for the whole test would be sixty-three, and the lowest possible would be zero, with which you can determine whether or not you are under depression. If you have any concerns about your health or mood, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
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You can consult a psychiatrist for a detailed interview and assessment. After a diagnosis, the doctor would decide and discuss with you the treatment options such as therapies and medicines.
Yes, by developing protection strategies.
Just like any other medical illness, mental illnesses have a strong genetic link. A family history of psychiatric illness will make you twice more vulnerable/common to experience psychological issues.
Having suicidal thoughts is not common. It has to be treated as a medical emergency. 90% of suicides are preventable when medical help is given at the right time. If you or your loved ones experience suicidal or self-harming thoughts then you need to take immediate action by visiting a psychiatrist.
Psychiatrists are doctors, who have completed their Under Graduation in MBBS and then go on to do their Post Graduation in PSYCHIATRY – MD|DNB Psychiatry. Psychiatrists have in-depth knowledge regarding the science behind Psychological Disturbance (Neuro-Psychiatry). They can examine, assess or treat the patients with counselling, therapies and medication.
Psychologists do theirs Under Graduation in BA/BSC Psychology and or masters in MSC/M. Phil/PhD in Psychology. They are not legalised to issue medication to the patients. They can help in treating patients through counselling, therapies and career guidance.
Marked personality change
Inability to cope with problems and daily activities
Extreme mood swings
Abuse of alcohol or drugs
Excessive anger and violent behaviour
Prolonged depression or apathy
Sudden changes in eating or sleeping patterns
Thinking or talking about suicide or harming oneself