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Psychiatric Emergency Care

A medical condition which endangers life, or causes great suffering to the individual, is a medical emergency. When you deal with a loved one who is an alcoholic or going through a rough patch of mental health issues and may cause harm to self or others, you need emergency care.

You can not rely on taking a regular appointment when there's an emergency as you need immediate attention. Please know that help is out there and it’s available to you for all kinds of psychiatric emergencies. 

Mental health emergency care services are a crucial part of a mental health hospital. Often family and caretakers deal with patients who are addicted to alcohol or drugs, schizophrenic, depressed or suffer from panic attacks due to anxiety.

Such patients usually go through a wide variety of signs and symptoms like withdrawal symptoms, frequent nightmares, increased heart rate, or heavy breathing. Any such physical or psychological symptoms should not be taken lightly. Patients in such a mental state are capable of inflicting harm on themselves or on others, hence they must be taken to a psychiatric facility immediately to ensure that the episode passes safely.

Cadabams houses the most comprehensive range of mental health services with most updated treatment methods in India. It is the first specialty centre in Asia to provide evidence-based therapies to patients. We provide support and immediate response round the clock to the people in crisis or in need of emergency patient care.

We cater to all types of psychiatric emergencies such as Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenia, Dementia amongst others. We also conduct an emergency psychiatric evaluation of patients, especially in high-risk situations. If you are in need of emergency psychiatric help, contact our 24X7 helpline. 

Emergency Service Facilities:

Our psychiatric emergency care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide emergency help to the patients and families during a mental health crisis include:

  1. Mobile Outreach (including in-home) assessment and treatment
  2. Emergency consultations and crisis intervention
  3. Psychiatric Evaluation
  4. GPS equipped Ambulance service with nursing care
  5. In-Patient/Outpatient Hospitalization
  6. Residential treatment options
  7. Intensive Day Treatment

Who we care for:

Our emergency patient care helps individuals experiencing intense indications of mental ill-health and substance abuse issues. These might include those struggling with,

  1. Experiencing any signs of mental illness.
  2. Suicidal thoughts.
  3. Self-harm attempt.
  4. Drug or alcohol addiction-related problems (including psychosis).
  5. Psychotic episode.
  6. Manic episode.
  7. Feeling out of control.

We help with all kinds of Mental Illnesses:

Cadabam’s emergency mental health services offer treatment facilities for various mental illnesses such as OCD, chronic pain, depression, personality disorder, substances, dementia, autistic spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, specific learning disability, and much more.

Types of Psychiatric Emergencies

  1. Acute stress reaction
  2. Alcohol or drug overdose
  3. Delirium
  4. Dementia
  5. Epilepsy
  6. Mania
  7. Panic disorder
  8. Personality disorder
  9. Severe depression (homicidal tendencies)
  10. Suicide or deliberate self-harm
  11. Stupor
  12. Violence or excitement
  13. Wernicke Korsakoff's psychosis (mental confusion, amnesia)
  14. Withdrawal symptoms of drug dependence

In such types of psychiatric emergencies, it is important to know how to manage the situation. Here are a few tips to manage such psychiatric emergencies. 

  1. Be aware of the warning signs
  2. Monitor the patient's safety needs
  3. Take all suicidal threats or attempts seriously
  4. Search for toxic agents such as alcohol or drugs
  5. Do not leave a drug tray within the patient’s reach
  6. Ensure that the patients are taking all the medications (make sure that they swallow it)
  7. Remove sharp instruments, ropes, belts etc. from the environment
  8. Do not allow the patient to bolt the door from inside
  9. Never leave the patient alone. If necessary, accompany them to the bathroom.

If you are going through such a situation where it is impossible to manage the well being of the patient, then do call our emergency helpline. Cadabam’s staff of emergency care services ensure the safety of the patient by managing such crises.

Our Multi-disciplinary Team comprises of:

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists
  3. NIMHANS trained Mental Health Specialist
  4. Qualified and well-trained practitioners
  5. Licensed therapists
  6. Trainee Nurses & Caretakers

All these treatments and therapies are carried out and performed by well-trained plus qualified professionals.

What to expect:

  1. Brief, focused interventions based on the evidence-based methods
  2. Commencement of medications
  3. Psycho-education, goal–setting and treatment outlining
  4. Recovery-oriented practices
  5. Support/education to group, families and individuals

Other Treatment Services:

Other than our emergency mental health services, we provide various other therapies and treatments to help a patient. Some of them include -

  1. EAP Counseling
  2. Online Counseling
  3. Home Counseling
  4. Biofeedback
  5. Group Therapy
  6. Neurofeedback
  7. Direct Cranial Stimulation
  8. RTMS
  9. ECT
  10. Mindfulness
  11. Psychotherapy

In crisis contact:

A mental health crisis can occur at any time and at any moment. For that reason, our psychiatric emergency care team is open round the clock to provide you with the right support and treatment to those encountering a mental health emergency. If you are in need of any psychiatric emergency care facility or require an emergency psychiatrist appointment, do call our psychiatric helpline @ + 91 9741 476 476.


  • Experiencing any signs of mental illness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-harming attempt
  • Drug or alcohol addiction-related problems
  • Psychotic episode
  • Feeling out of control

contact during crisis


A mental health crisis can occur at any time and any moment. For that reason, our psychiatric emergency care team is open round the clock to provide you with the right support and treatment to those encountering a mental health emergency.

Services and Facilities

Overcoming an addiction to alcohol can be a long and bumpy road. If you are willing to get the support you need and ready to stop drinking you can recover from alcoholism no matter how bad the addiction is or how powerless you feel. Most people with alcohol problems do not decide to make a big change out of the blue or transform their drinking habits overnight. However, once you have made the decision to change, the next step is to seek help as some people can stop drinking on their own while others need medical supervision in order to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably.

There’s no magic bullet or single treatment that works for everyone. Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s important that you find a program that is right for you. Alcohol addiction treatment program should be customized to your unique problems and situation.






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