Psychiatry

Psychiatry

1. Anxiety : worrying thoughts, irritability, cannot focus, chest discomfort, palpitations, headaches, dizziness, tingling sensations, sleep disturbances 

2.Depression : low mood, low energy, reduced concentration, loss of confidence, guilt, feeling hopeless or worthless, disturbances of sleep and appetite. Might have thoughts of suicide or self harm. 

3.Bipolar disorder : Episodes of depression and mania occur. In manic phase people are abnormally happy or irritable, with increased confidence and a lot of grand ideas. They are more talkative than usual and do not sleep much. 

4.Schizophrenia: Difficult to describe and can present in many ways. Commonly seen features are talking to self, smiling to self, suspiciousness, feeling that someone is trying to harm them, hearing voices in their mind, worrying that others can hear their thoughts etc. They might also become withdrawn from family and friends and stop taking care of themselves. 

5.Acute stress reaction :Abnormal behaviour, confusion, anger, feeling numb or detached, memory disturbances which occur in response to stress. 

6.Post Traumatic stress disorder : After experiencing trauma, the patient struggles with anxiety, poor concentration, sleep disturbances, flashbacks of the event, feeling ‘jumpy / on the edge’ 

7.Adjustment disorders : Difficulty adjusting to life events ( physical illness / grief / loss / change in circumstances / abuse ) . People avoid dealing with the problem or deny that there is a problem

8.OCD : Unwanted and unpleasant thoughts that come into your mind, against your wish. They cause anxiety. You might strongly feel the need to do something to make them go away. 

9.Panic disorders : Sudden attack of anxiety with symptoms like choking sensation, breathing difficulty, chest pain, fast heart beat, dizziness, trembling and feeling out of control

10.Social phobia: Anxiety in social situations where they fell observed and criticised by others. Difficulty in public speaking, meeting new people, getting attention. They try to avoid such situations. 

11.Specific phobias : Fear and anxiety in specific situations ( fear of flying / animals / blood / thunderstorms /closed spaces and many more)

12.Somatization: Physical symptoms like pain, illness are experienced, without any specific physical cause. 

13.Conversion : Mental stress converts into a physical symptom 

14.Hypochondriasis / Health anxiety : Patient has fear or belief that they have an illness. Normal test reports and reassurance by doctors do not convince them. 

15.Pain disorder: People with chronic pain that is not caused by any physical or specific psychiatric disorder. There is disturbance to normal life due to the pain.

16.Dissociative: Disturbances in the consciousness of a person. There may be memory disturbances, confusion about identity or abnormal behaviour.

17.Personality disorders : Management of Personality disorders ( Paranoid / Schizoid / Histrionic / Borderline / Obsessional / Avoidant-Anxious/ Dependant)

18.Delusional : Someone who has a strong , fixed belief about something that has no proof or basis in reality. They cannot be convinced otherwise. 

19.Eating disorders: Often missed, eating disorders are more frequent in women. A very low body weight, excessive fear of becoming fat, a strong desire to be thin and irregular menstrual cycles are commonly seen in Anorexia Nervosa. 

Women with Bulimia Nervosa have episodes of binge eating where large quantities of food is consumed in a short amount of time. The person feels they have no control over eating during the episode. It may be followed by self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives and other attempts to purge the eaten food. 

20.Sleep disorders: People may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. They might have frequent nightmares , sleep walking or sleep paralysis. They usually wake up feeling tired. 

Some temporary sleep disturbances include Jet-lag and Shift work sleep disturbances. 

21.Suicide and Deliberate self harm : People may try to harm themselves (cutting, head banging, consuming harmful substances etc) for many reasons. Sensitive and careful evaluation to understand the root of the problem helps in preventing such episodes in the future. 

22.Alcohol and Drugs:  Excessive use or dependence on alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs can have a devastating impact on your life. Detox programmes help you safely quit the drugs and De-addiction programs help you stay away from them. We provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential place to help you overcome these habits. 

23. Adult ADHD: Childhood ADHD can persist into adulthood. You may have difficulties with focusing on tasks and leave work unfinished. It can contribute to low self esteem, troubled relationships and difficulty at work.

 

 

FAQ

  • What is a Psychiatrist? 

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialized in mental health. To become a Psychiatrist you need to pass MBBS and then do your Post graduation in Psychiatry. To practice as a Psychiatrist in Hyderabad, you need to be registered with the Telangana State Medical council, which gives you the registration and license to practice in Telangana. 

 

  • Who should see a psychiatrist?

Anyone who is struggling with their work-life or personal life can see a psychiatrist. You may be struggling because of stress, anxiety or mood swings. Sometimes, you might be going through a tough situation and feel confused and overwhelmed by life. Or you might feel that you are not living up to your true potential. For all these problems, psychiatric consultation or psychiatric counseling can be very helpful. You can contact us for an in-person consultation if you need counseling in Hyderabad. Online counseling is easily accessible for everyone. 

 

  • When should you see a Psychiatrist?

It is better to see a Psychiatrist as soon as you feel the need for help, rather than waiting for the problems to build up. If you feel that you are not able to cope with your problems, or you need a safe space to discuss your problems, then you should consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest opportunity. Many people make impulsive decisions when they are in the wrong frame of mind and this can be avoided by taking professional and neutral advice from the doctor. 

 

  • What conditions and diseases does a Psychiatrist treat?

Psychiatrists treat a wide range of conditions from mood disorders ( depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar ) to schizophrenia and related conditions. Dr. Divya also treats children and adolescents for difficulties in concentration, behavioral issues, and poor academic performance. We conduct tests to assess the capabilities of the child and make a good treatment plan. You can see the list of services for more details.

 

  • Who is the Best Psychiatrist for me?

A good Psychiatrist should listen to your concerns with empathy, and understand your unique situation. They should give you good advice according to International guidelines, keeping your cultural values also in view.  A treatment plan that suits your requirements and personal preferences should be made. Honest and clear communication from both the doctors and the patient's side help in understanding each other. Ultimately, the best psychiatrist for you is someone with whom you feel safe to share your problems and feel understood by them.