Psychiatry is the discipline of medical studies that deals with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders in patients. Psychiatry includes abnormalities in affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abilities. Psychiatry today is commonly a combination of both the techniques of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy, but there are some other techniques in practice too.
Psychiatrists are trained doctors who specialise in treating issues about one’s mental health. Psychiatrists are capable of distinguishing between physical and psychological causes of physical and psychological distress. Psychiatrists work in close association with patients to fully get a grasp of their mental distress and diagnose and suggest remedies and precautionary methods to ensure that they do not resurface in the future.
Psychiatry is crucial to the well-being of a woman. Since a woman is constantly going through physical changes, be it puberty, adolescence, motherhood, and menopause, there is a constant hormonal change happening inside the system. This sometimes has an impact on the mental well-being, especially regarding mental stress. Observing psychiatric symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum are also important aspects of psychiatry for women. Sometimes, women’s healthcare deals with extremely sensitive matters, like reactions to infertility or pregnancy loss, where the role of a psychiatrist is of utmost importance.
Along with women, children also often need psychiatric interventions. This is crucial because children have different needs and temperaments when compared to us adults. Every child is different, and sometimes we are not capable of communicating with them or making ourselves understood clearly. This could lead to anxiety in the child, which could further affect the child’s personality in the important years.
Child psychiatrists are specially trained to examine, diagnose, and treat mental disorders in children, who are often going through drastic changes in the environment, physical growth, as well as social and familial interaction. Other symptoms that are common among children are attention deficiency, hypertension, and sleep disorders, which are all sub-sections of paediatric psychiatry.
Ankura Women and Children’s Hospital has a team of well-experienced and trained doctors who imbibe our core values of Cure, Care, and Compassion in their day to day work. Since psychiatry is an intimate and personal bond that is established, we make sure that our communication is open and transparent.
Right from the interiors of our centres, to our interaction, you will notice that Ankura Women and Children’s Hospitals goes the extra mile to put your worries at ease. Psychiatry helps us to lead more fulfilling lives, it contributes to rework on social and familial bonds and helps us to lead calmer and harmonious lives.
Those are the reasons why our Psychiatric team along with support and nursing staff work round the clock, every single day.