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Adult Psychiatry – Overview

Adult psychiatry deals with the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of mental illness in people aged above 18 years. Unlike general psychiatry, it focuses on mental and psychosocial issues that develop in individuals in their adulthood.

Imagine a man washing his hands repeatedly every 10 minutes and if stopped, gets violent. This could be Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Another man could be happy for two months and then become sad for a week before going into depression. This is a common symptom you find in an individual suffering from Bi-polar Affective Disorder. Other illnesses could be schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder, where people can't concentrate on one thing for long.

All these forms of illnesses/disorders come under an umbrella term of Adult Psychiatry and are treated based on the symptoms one experiences. If you’re seeking treatment for any such disorder, consult a clinical psychologist today at Cadabams Hospital rather than self-treatment. We use clinically-verified and solution-oriented treatment plans that are customized for you to provide the care and support you need with our multispeciality team. At cadabams, we care for you. 

What Constitutes Adult Psychiatry?

Adult psychiatry deals with disorders in a person’s thinking, behavioral changes, and constant mood swings. It usually affects their personal and professional relationships forcing them to start abusing alcohol and drugs. In general, Adult psychiatry deals with several disorders whose level of symptoms can vary from individual to individual.

Under adult psychiatry, our doctors first perform an assessment of the individual through questionnaires and tests such as ink blot tests, combine it with physical tests such as imaging of the brain and even blood tests to determine the severity of the illness. Neuropsychiatry is also used in some cases. This diagnosis helps our doctors to determine the medicines to be administered and if the patient has to be treated as an in-patient or an outpatient.

What Are the Conditions We Treat?

At Cadabams, we help manage the following conditions linked to adult psychiatry:

  • Anxiety Disorders: Those concerning stressors from different situations
  • Phobias and Panic disorders: A part of anxiety disorders, phobias and panic attack that triggers in specific individuals who overthink and over-analyze a number of situations

  • Adjustment Disorders: Triggers in an individual after he/she experiences a severe loss, be it a thing or his/her loved one
  • ADHD: lack or reduction of a good attention span that makes an individual lose control in his/her life
  • Personality disorders like Bipolar Disorder and OCD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Triggers when an individual goes through a stressful event impacting their lives adversely.
  • Depression for prolonged periods
  • Schizophrenia: When an individual loses touch with reality and starts living in a world of their own

Our treatment specialists are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct therapy sessions, treatment approaches and also recommend medications if needed to help individuals manage their conditions.

Research is constantly pursued to help our specialist come up with new methods of treatment and better ways of helping individuals cope with their shortcomings. 

How Can We Help?

Clinical psychologists are requested to intervene to help in areas such as cognitive behavior therapy and neuro-therapy among others. Individual, Family and Group counseling and therapy is also provided to help develop a good support system for the patient. In addition to this CBT, Electroconvulsive Therapy, and prescription drugs are recommended depending upon the severity of the condition.

The facility, the process and the team combine to provide the best possible care and ensure that the illness is controlled.

Why Cadabams?

Cadabams is one of the popular patient-health centers on the offshore of Bangalore, helping individuals manage mental, psychosocial, and neurologic issues. We offer the best services through high-end psychological and neurological equipment, in addition to a 24x7 facility to bring in patients.

We have a 400-beds specialty center and the best specialists on board to help you with your needs. We provide supportive care throughout the treatment procedures and also cater to post-treatment support for intensive patients.

Give us a call at +91 9741476474 to get in touch with our adult psychiatry specialists and help yourself in living a better life.

FAQs for Adult Psychiatry

Can an individual actually be cured of mental and cognitive issues?

You require professional help to heal years of trauma-induced mental and cognitive issues. It is not possible to self-treat these conditions. Through reduction or removal of triggers, CBT, mediation, and even medication, your psychologist will help improve your quality of life.

How long is the treatment procedure for anxiety disorders?

The standard duration for the treatment for anxiety disorders will depend on the severity of the condition. Anxiety disorder can be in the form of phobias and panic attacks that are deep-stemmed and built from years of being in touch with similar triggers. 

How are adult psychiatric disorders diagnosed?

Adult psychiatric disorders are diagnosed through physical examination, lab tests and evaluation of a psychological profile. Since adults are able to converse with their doctors, it becomes easier to run tests and reach a conclusion. If you are experiencing symptoms of lethargy, withdrawal from social life, lack of interest, loss of appetite and frequent mood swings, you might be suffering from a disorder. 

What is the ideal treatment process for adult psychiatric disorders?

The ideal treatment process for adult psychiatric disorders includes Psychotherapy sessions accompanied with group or family therapy. Medical process like behavioural therapy as well as cognitive therapy can be used to achieve better results. 

Your psychologist will work with you to get rid of those triggers or help you manage a better life by being alright even with those triggers in your vicinity. For some, it might take months and for others, it can go up to years of treatment.

      doctors | Adult Psychiatry – Overview

      Dr. Raja Mahabaleshwar Hiremani

      Dr. Raja Mahabaleshwar Hiremani
      MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry), NIMHANS, FRANZCP (AUS)

      Consultant Psychiatrist

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