Mental health is how we feel, think and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Studies indicate that 1% of the population suffer from severe mental health disorders, while 5-10% of Indians suffer from moderate disturbances. At Apollo Clinic, our team of highly skilled and experienced psychiatrists and psychologists provide a range of diagnostic, psychotherapeutic and medical services for the management of psychiatric disorders.
What is Psychiatry?
Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illnesses, emotional disturbances and abnormal behavior. At Apollo Clinic, our Centre of Psychiatry envisions to provide world-class mental health care by a team of eminent psychiatry and psychology professionals. Best Psychiatrist in Mumbai We provide medical and psychotherapeutic modalities for all kinds of mental health disorders ranging from mood disorders to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
What is the first step?
The biggest challenge of mental health disorders is to identify that there is a problem. The first sign of any mental health issue differs from person to person and are not always easy to spot. Very often, in cases of moderate depression or anxiety, the person becoming distressed may not display symptoms or may deliberately hide them.
There are multiple causes of mental illness. People with a family history of psychiatric disorders, long-standing prolonged stress, and chronic illness, regular use of alcohol and substance use and abuse are more vulnerable to mental illnesses.
Signs & Symptoms
Our expert team at Apollo Clinic advises on some signs and symptoms of mental illness to be concerned about, such as:
Recent social withdrawal and a lack of interest in others. A sudden or an unexpected drop in functioning, either at school or work which includes failing in school, quitting sports or difficulty performing certain tasks.
At Dr. Vishal Savani, Best Psychiatrist in Mumbai, we conduct a range of therapies for children and young adolescents. A few of the specific treatments and services for different groups include:
Pharmacotherapy (medication) – This therapy is given for issues such as de-addiction treatment for alcohol, nicotine and substance abuse, individual counseling, premarital counseling, career counseling, identity disorders/gender reassignment, marital therapy, family therapy.
Stress , minor & major psychological problems are becoming more & more prevalent & are nourishing on our improper styles & ways of living, poor coping skills , stigmatization of psychological illnesses, old social rituals, superstitions , misconceptions, illiteracy & most importantly the ignorance.
Research has shown that because of increasing psychological problems, medical illnesses, psychosomatic illnesses are also increasing day by day . In general,the overall quality of life is going down & down because of our society’s careless attitude towards mental illnesses & psychological problems(Mental Health).
While most of the Indians in rural areas & even urban areas have big misconception about psychiatric illnesses, people with a mental illness never get better. But, the fact is that treatments for psychological illnesses are more numerous and more sophisticated than before. As well, researchers continue to discover new treatments. Because of these advances, many people do recover from psychiatric illness, and others are able to keep the condition under control. For instance, a person who experiences depression triggered by a family loss can recover fully if the depression is treated. Taking psychiatric treatment is no more stigma. Many celebrities from Bollywood & Hollywood,who are diagnosed with psychiatric illness or facing drug addictions have come forward & accepted openly about the necessity of taking regular psychiatric treatment & counseling/therapy.
We realize that no two people really face the same struggle, and believe in adapting the treatments to our clients, not in adapting the clients to our treatments. We help clients, ranging from school children, to corporates and professionals, as well as the elderly, examine parts of their lives that they may find difficult or impossible to face, and with a combination of therapies help them emerge as their healthiest selves.
Thus we have emerged a leading institute in mental health, creating the awareness to alleviate stigmas and misconceptions associated with mental treatment, and enabling clients to live their best lives.
Children and adolescents – We offer psychiatric services for problems such as learning difficulties, sleeping and eating disorders, over-activity and poor concentration (ADHD), conduct problems, separation anxiety, autism, depressive disorders, sexually deviant behavior, drug abuse dependence.