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Psychiatric Emergency Care

A psychological condition which endangers life, or causes great suffering to the individual, is a psychiatric 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 At Cadabams, we provide crisis management and emergency care services with psychiatric emergencies.

Our specialised crisis intervention team is trained to de-escalate tension and extend all necessary support for you and your loved one’s safety. Call us on 24/7 helpline +91 97414 76476 if you are dealing with a psychiatric emergency.

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 the most updated treatment methods in India. It is the first speciality 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 -  +91 97414 76476.

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 do We care For?

Our emergency patient care services in Bangalore 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:

Emergency psychiatric services are required in a dangerous or life-threatening situation in which a patient needs immediate attention. 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.

What is Considered a Psychiatric Emergency?

A psychiatric emergency is an acute disturbance of behaviour, thought or mood of a patient which if untreated may lead to harm, either to the individual or to others in the environment. Some of the major psychiatric emergencies where the patient tries to harm self or others - 

  1. Suicidal tendencies - Saying in person or searching online about how to kill themselves
  2. Deliberate self-harm
  3. Taking steps like stockpiling pills, making a noose, or getting a gun or other weapons
  4. Writing a suicide note
  5. Giving away favourite belongings or making a will
  6. Cutting or hurting themselves in order to die 
  7. Becoming more violent towards others
  8. Starting fires, destroying property, or harming animals
  9. Threatening a person with a weapon
  10. Acute stress reaction
  11. Alcohol or drug overdose
  12. Delirium
  13. Dementia
  14. Epilepsy
  15. Mania
  16. Panic disorder
  17. Personality disorder
  18. Severe depression (homicidal tendencies)
  19. Stupor
  20. Violence or excitement towards self
  21. Wernicke Korsakoff's psychosis (mental confusion, amnesia)
  22. Withdrawal symptoms of drug dependence

Some other types of psychiatric emergencies where there are clear changes in behaviour or thinking are:

  1. Acting strangely or not making sense
  2. Losing touch with reality
  3. Seeing or hearing things that are not real
  4. Becoming paranoid

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:

In such psychiatric emergency cases, emergency mental health services are required. Contact Cadabams immediately to find out the best way to get help. If the patient is in immediate danger, call our psychiatric helpline or your local emergency help number, or head straight to the nearest emergency room. 

Call an ambulance if you are not sure you can transport the patient safely. If available, bring the following to the emergency room, but only if it does not delay getting there:

  1. The suicide note or social media post that the patient has written that reveals suicidal behaviour
  2. Medication bottles if the patient had overdosed on something
  3. Current medications prescribed to the patient
  4. Their medical file or history.

Why Cadabams?

At Cadabam’s Hospitals, the facilities are the key. The hospital is built in a contemporary style and hosts the least restrictive environment with an open central common area on each floor while protecting the privacy and security of each patient.

Courteous behaviour and keeping your ward and you comfortable is the norm. Most importantly, the physical infrastructure aims to keep the patients calm and relaxed as it is based on best practices. The entire hospital is patient-friendly, safe and offers a comfortable living ranging from comfortable general wards to private luxury suites which soothe the mind and the body.

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 mental health services in Bangalore. If you are in need of any psychiatric emergency care facility or require a mental health emergency psychiatrist appointment, do call our psychiatric helpline @ + 91 9741 476 476.

To book an appointment session with our professional (psychiatrist/ clinical psychologist/ psychologist/ emergency counselling) is super-easy. All you need to do is register yourself on our website, or feel free to call us.

Once registered, you can book an appointment. You can choose the mental health professional you would like to meet, based on your preferences and the available slots. All the professionals are certified and equivalently qualified and skilled enough to assist you with your needs through the best practices.

You can also register for emergency counselling service. You will initially be registered for a brief screening with one of our counsellors. Therapy is provided by a range of professionals including family doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, and trained counsellors. You can choose the counsellor you would like to meet, based on your choices and the available slots.


  • 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.

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