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Dr. Sandip Deshpande

Dr. Sandip Deshpande

Dr. Sandip Deshpande

MBBS, M.D. (Psychiatry), DPM (Psychiatry), Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom (MRC Psych)

Psychiatrist

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20 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sandip Deshpande MBBS, MD, DPM, MRCPsych, CCT (UK), PGDip (Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapy) Dr. Deshpande is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Sexual & Relationship Therapist. He has done his post-graduation in Psychiatry (MD) at KMC Manipal and was awarded the gold medal for the best outgoing resident. Following a one-year research post at NIMHANS, Bangalore, he worked in the UK for over 8 years. He has also been awarded the student of the year award by the British Association of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (BSART) in 2010. Having completed his training in Psychiatry & Sexual Medicine in the UK, he worked as a consultant psychiatrist in the National Health Service, UK (at Leeds) within the department of Liaison Psychiatry. He has led the department of Psycho-Sexual medicine service in the capacity of a consultant. His special interest is in treating individuals and couples who have problems with their sexual health and functioning. Dr. Deshpande has authored articles for books and peer-reviewed journals. He is also keen in teaching students & allied health professionals. Dr. Deshpande believes in a holistic approach to treating any psychological distress using counseling and psychotherapeutic approaches in addition to using medication where necessary.

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Q: Who is a Psychiatrist?

A: A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the care and treatment of mental, emotional, and addictive disorders. A psychiatrist is involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental diseases like anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, and developmental disabilities.

Q: Is a Psychiatrist different from a Psychologist?

A: Psychiatrists and psychologists are medical professionals offering different services. Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue either Ph.D or PsyD or clinical psychology. Psychiatrists are physicians with specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.

Q: When should one consult a Psychiatrist?

A: A psychiatrist deals with the mental, emotional and behavioural aspects of human health. Whenever a person is affected by mental disorders like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, psychiatric help is needed. Drastic changes in behaviour without any visible cause require a consultation with a psychiatrist. Mental or emotional issues due to drug addiction requires psychiatric help.

Q: What are the conditions treated by a Psychiatrist?

A: Any mental, emotional or behavioural issues that we face can be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists also deal with disorders caused by drug addiction. The following conditions are treated by psychiatrists: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, alcohol addiction, stress and burn-out, eating disorders & schizophrenia

Q: Can a Psychiatrist treat anxiety disorders?

A: Anxiety disorders are characterized by being in a state of extreme, perennial anxiety. One out of three people will suffer from anxiety disorders at some point in life. Overwhelming anxiety that affects your day-to-day activities becomes a disorder. A psychiatrist is trained to treat anxiety disorders through psychological therapies and medication.

Services

Sexual Medicine
Psychotherapy Adult
Drug Abuse & DeAddiction Therapy

Specializations

Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Postgraduate Student From Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. - 2003
Student of the year, British Association for Sexual & Relationship Therapists, UK - 2010

Education

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MBBS - Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, (KIMS), 1997
M.D. (Psychiatry) - Kasturba Medical College, 2003
DPM (Psychiatry) - Cardiff University, UK, 2006

Memberships

Indian Psychiatric Society
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
Life Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society

Experience

2003 - 2004 Senior Research Fellow at NIMHANS
2004 - 2012 Consultant at Liaison Psychiatry & Sexual Medicine at NHS, UK
2012 - Present Consultant Psychiatrist at Manipal Northside Hospital

Registrations

51647 Karnataka Medical Council, 1999

Trainings and Certifications

CCT (UK) - Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK, 2011
PG Diploma (Sexual & Relationship Psychotherapy) - Sheffield Hallam University , Sheffield (UK), 2010
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