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Department Of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre is an integrated clinic with empathetic staff to treat acute to complex mental health conditions such as Depression, Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, OCD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol dependence, and other addictions. We deliver Out-patients and In-patients services with an intention to increase betterment through precise diagnosis and evidence-based treatments involving medicines and therapies.

World Health Organisation (WHO) defined Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. But a majority of us deliver the least care to our mental health.

BRAIN IS THE HUB THAT WORKS TO BALANCE OUR FUNCTIONS, EMOTIONS, AND BEHAVIOURS

Human brain is full of neurotic networks. Billions of neurons in our brain have built a strong network through which the neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine send signals by enabling our mental health to function at its best. If the connections break between these neurons and an imbalance occurs in neurotransmitters by any internal or external factors, it gradually causes Psychological Disturbance.

Similarly, the Limbic System which is comprised of, Amygdala, Hypothalamus, and Hippocampus is also attributed to our emotional console, helping us to 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 at some point in their life.

But people rarely care or treat when their mental health is on the verge of a breakout. The importance and timely treatments we give to our body also need to be given to our minds. Just like you treat and cure your physical ailments, your mental issues need to be treated with timely interventions and medications. The aim of using medication in treatment is to restore the normal level of neurochemicals.

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 and this is also causing an increase in mental disorders and mental health issues which are 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 in 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.

We create a safe environment for our patients by vouching for their confidentiality in every possible way.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 protecting strategies.

  • Building a routine.
  • Positive coping skills.
  • Having good support/network.
  • Healthy habits and free of addictions.
  • Anger Management.

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 the 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 goes 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
  • Excessive anxieties
  • 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

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Our Experts

Dr. Prarthana Saraswathi

Dr. Prarthana Saraswathi

Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr. G. Umesh

Dr. G. Umesh

Visiting Consultant
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