A Psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in treating mental health and disorders. Their prime focus lies in treatment and prevention of mental, behavioural and emotional disorders. A psychiatrist analyses the physical and mental symptoms and provides treatment and medication accordingly. They offer procedures like electroconvulsive therapy as well. The psychiatrist is right person to consult in mental conditions like schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addiction. They help the affected person through practical advice as well through proper diet, sleep and other ways.
A psychiatrist helps in overcoming conditions like anxiety, depression, worry, mood swings, hallucination, delusions, insomnia, suicidal tendency and many such psychological issues. There is no harm in consulting a psychiatrist in case of various unbalanced thoughts (like negative thoughts, memory problems, hyperactivity, poor concentration, etc), as he can help you in coming out of the situation through counselling and therapies. A psychiatrist can be of great help in dealing with addictions like excessive alcohol use.
Though all the psychiatrists deal in almost every medical condition related to the mind yet some of them focus on specific areas. Some of the sub specialties of psychiatry include Child and Adolescent psychiatry, Young adult psychiatry, Old age psychiatry, Forensic psychiatry, Addiction psychiatry, Perinatal psychiatry and Psychotherapy.
The normal consultation charges of psychiatrists in Hyderabad range between Rs 300/- and Rs 1,000/-. However, the charges may vary as per the course of treatment required. At times they charge according to the therapies and at others as per the medication. The charges fluctuate in case of prolonged sessions.
A psychiatrist specializes in offering various types of treatments. Some of the common treatments provided by psychiatrists are:
Dual Diagnosis treatment- This treatment is provided to the patients struggling with both mental health condition and any specific addiction.
Psychotherapy- This is one of the most effective ways to treat mental health condition. It is used for both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Medications- Medicines like antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and anti- anxiety medicines are provided to treat the respective health conditions.
Outpatient Mental health treatment- In this treatment, patients visit the treatment centre or the therapist’s office on the assigned days only. They don’t stay at treatment centre.
Inpatient treatment- Also known as residential mental health treatment, this one is provided for those who need 24/7 medical supervision.