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Psychiatry is the Medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. This includes the following

Psychiatry Specialty Services
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Affective Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Eating Disorders (Over eating and under eating)
  • Sexual Disorders and Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Psychiatric issues due to head injury and other organic conditions

Clinical Psychology / Applied Psychology refers to the Psychological methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems of human and behavior and experience. It’s an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. Common issues in this area are the following.

Clinical psychology speciality service
  • Inferiority complex
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive fear
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Sexual problems
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Stammering
  • Sleep related problems
  • Problems in gender identity
  • Suicidal thoughts and attempts
  • Shyness / fear of public speaking
  • Problems in concentration and memory
  • Relationships issues / marital problems
  • Excessive feeling of guilt and worthlessness
  • Changes in behavior, feelings and thoughts
  • Inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Adjustment issues with peers and authority figures
  • Psycho somatic issues (vague, multiple physical problems with no medical reasons)

Child Guidance / Childhood psychology is a specialized branch of traditional psychology that focuses on children, mainly their development, emotions and behavior. This deals with the following concerns.

Child Guidance Specialty service

Developmental Issues

  • Developmental delays: delay in standing/ walking/ speech and socialization
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Emotional Issues

  • Excessive crying
  • Sensitiveness
  • Shyness
  • Social avoidance
  • Fear of strangers / heights/ animals and darkness

Behavioral issues

  • Disorganized routines
  • Addiction to TV/ Internet/ Playstation
  • Disobedience / temper tantrums/ adamant behavior/ lying / stealing / thumb sucking / nail biting / bed wetting / hyperactivity / problems in toilet training

Academic Issues

  • Fear of exams
  • School refusal
  • Bullying at school
  • Fear of school, teachers and peer group
  • Slow learning and lack of interest in studies
  • Learning Disability (Difficulty in Writing, Reading, Spelling, Arithmetic, Comprehension)

Psycho–Somatic Problems

  • Functional symptoms like headache, breathlessness, stomach ache, frequent sickness and absenteeism from school, etc.

Psychiatric Issues

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Childhood Depression
  • Phobia
  • Conduct Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Cognitive deficits due to seizure disorder, head injury and other medical conditions

Adolescent Guidance Service offers to young adults falling within the age range of 12 to 19 years comprehensive diagnostic and counseling services by qualified team of professionals, comprising counselors, clinical psychologist, social worker and psychiatrist. The adolescents who have specific difficulties in learning and behaviour or who have mental health problems like anxiety, depression, examination stress etc. can approach the Centre for assessment and counseling. Here are some of the common adolescent problems we can help with.

Adolescent guidance specialty service
  • Psychiatric problems
  • Counseling for identity crisis
  • Stealing, Lying and Adamant behavior
  • Adolescent relationship issues
  • Addiction to phone, social media and games
  • Parenting issues with adolescent boys and girls
  • Adjustment issues in college and authority figures
  • Life skills training / social skills training
  • Behavioral and emotional issues in adolescent boys and girls
  • Risk taking behavior (Street race, drug use, early pregnancy, relationship with anti-social elements)

Addiction refers to a psychological and physical dependency on a substance or activity. When people who use alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, tobacco, other substance, etc can’t stop taking it even if they want to, it’s called addiction. Addiction can also be to an activity such as gambling, pornography, sex, shopping, internet, etc. Alcohol, drug & other addiction can happen to anyone, it not only affects the physical, emotional and mental health of an individual, they also impact families, friends and society as a whole. At Mind Zone people with following addiction issues are commonly treated.

addiction speciality services
  • Gambling
  • Food addiction
  • Sex addiction
  • Love Addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Exercise addiction
  • Difficulty in controlling the alcohol or any other substance intake / quantity
  • Difficulty in stopping the smoking and other tobacco products
  • Use of cannabis / amphetamines /cocaine and heroin
  • Use of volatile substances
  • Social networking addiction
  • Online gaming and gambling
  • Compulsive buying disorder
  • Addiction related violent behavior or anger outbursts
  • Addiction related confusion state or abnormal behavior
  • Abuse of benzodiazepines and other psycho-active drugs or over-the-counter medications
  • Early recognition and screening
  • Biological screening
Self Management Clinic (Outpatient clinic)
  • Guided self management or self change
  • Psychological intervention to enhance the motivation to undergo the de-addiction treatment
De-addiction and Relapse Prevention
Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Assistance to stop smoking and using tobacco related products
Acute Care
  • Medical and psychiatric management for addiction related medical and behavioral complications
  • Medical management for substance abuse

Emergency in Psychiatry / Psychology is the most commonly faced emergency with over 25 Lakhs admission that take place on any given day across India.  Psychiatric Emergency is most often life threatening to the patient and also to the family members.

Psychological Emergency
  • Suicidal Attempts and suicidal gestures
  • Violent behavior and aggression
  • Self injurious behavior
  • Any behavior which results harm to others or self

Women’s Mental Health requires special attention as there are certain types of depression that are unique to women. Some women may experience symptoms of mental disorders at times of hormone change, such as perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause-related depression. When it comes to other mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, research has not found differences in rates that men and women experiences these illnesses.

women's mental health speciality service
  • Fear of independence
  • Low self esteem
  • Identity Crisis
  • Post partum psychosis
  • Stress associated with Pre menstruation and Menopause
  • Managing stress associated with child rearing, family commitments and problems with in-laws

Geropsychiatry, Psychogeriatrics or Psychiatry of old age, is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in humans with old age

Geriatric psychiatry speciality service
  • Dementia
  • Age related memory problems
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Fear of Death and psychological preparedness for death

Neuro-psychology is the branch of psychology that is concerned with how the brain and the rest of the nervous system influence a person’s cognition and behaviors. Neuro psychologists often focus on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviors.

Neuro psychology speciality
  • Neuropsychological assessments
  • Cognitive Retraining or Cognitive Rehabilitation

Psychiatric Social Work provides mental health services to individuals with high needs. Psychiatric Social Workers perform psychotherapy and even diagnose mental illness. They help patients to transition from hospital to a residential care center or a day program.

psychiatric social work speciality services
  • Illness Education
  • Support group services
  • After care services
  • Community Psychiatric work
  • Psychiatric and psychological Awareness and Advocacy

Medico-Legal deals with civil and criminal issues related to addiction and psychiatric problems. It includes providing psychiatric report for evidence in civil / criminal matters. Report addresses a patient’s psychiatric state and answer any specific questions asked.

Medico legal speciality services
  • Civil and criminal issues related to addiction and psychiatric problems

General Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases.

General medicine services
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Hypertension clinic
  • Alcohol and Drugs related medical complications

Complimentary / Alternate Mental Health System consists of alternative mental health services to individuals with special needs.