A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in psychiatry, which focuses on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of emotional, mental and behavioral disorder. They are qualified to evaluate mental and physical state of psychological problems.
WHY PSYCHIATRISTS IN BANGALORE ARE IN GREAT DEMAND
Bangalore the capital of Karnataka is a cosmopolitan and multilingual city. Bangalore ,which is called the IT capital of India ranks among the 10 fastest growing cities in the world. Most of the people visiting India have Bangalore the Garden City on their tour itinerary.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science in Bangalore, around 2 crore Indians suffer from serious mental disorders and need help, where as another 5 crore people suffer from mental disorder which are not that serious. In this scenario psychiatrists in Bangalore are in great demand.
SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Given below are few of the symptoms of mental illness:
Feeling low or sad
Feeling of extreme guilt or excessive worries and fears
Hallucinating and having delusions
Unable to deal with daily problems
Have problems falling asleep
Being excessive hostile or violent
Drug abuse and alcoholism
FACTORS WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE RISK OF DEVELOPING MENTAL PROBLEMS
Having a blood relative with mental illness
Had mental illness before
Having to deal with stressful situations such as death of loved ones, financial issues or divorce
Being neglected or abused as a child
Damage to the brain due to injury
Having to cope with traumatic experiences
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PSYCHIATRIST IN BANGALORE DURING AN APPOINTMENT
The psychiatrist will conduct a physical examination to rule out diseases which could cause your symptoms.
You may be asked to undergo thyroid tests and also screen you for drugs and alcohol.
The psychiatrist will evaluate you psychologically by talking to you about your feelings, thoughts, symptoms and behavior pattern.
This will help the psychiatrist to diagnose the illness and determine the treatment accordingly.
Some of the major mental illnesses are:
Schizophrenia – It is a mental disorder which causes detachment from reality and makes the person hallucinate and have delusions. There is breakdown in emotional, behavioral and thinking process of the person which leads to wrong perception and actions.
Bipolar disorder –This condition includes alternating episodes of excessive excitement and depression.
Depression – It is a condition where it affects your emotions. The person feels dejected and guilty. He is unable to function properly and the pattern of sleep and appetite is also disrupted.
Anxiety disorder – This condition also includes
phobias and panic disorder. It is caused due to excessive worrying and anticipation of future misfortune or danger.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder – This condition includes preoccupations and repetitive actions and thoughts.
Treatment provided by a psychiatrist
Treatment will be according to the type of illness and its severity.Medications prescribed by the psychiatrist do not cure mental disorder, but improve the symptoms and help to make other treatments more effective. They prescribe antidepressants, anti- anxiety, antipsychotic and mood-stabilizing medications.
They also conduct psychotherapy sessions wherein the patient talks about his condition and the therapist helps them to cope and manage stress.
Brain –stimulation treatments are used when medication and psychotherapy fail and are mostly used for severe depression and other health disorder.
It is challenging
coping with a mental illness, but with the help of professional care you can try and overcome it.