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What Is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry mainly deals with mental disorders like anxiety, depression, headache etc. It is a medical specialty which focuses on maintaining a healthy life by treatment, diagnosis and prevention of mental illnesses. It improves the mental well-being of an individual by medical or psychotherapeutic treatment. Psychiatry is a medical approach adopted to treat a patient by analyzing their thought-process, behavior and attitude. A doctor specialized in psychiatry is known as a Psychiatrist.

What Does A Psychiatrist Do?

A psychiatrist analyses attitudes of people under different situations, to treat their mental illness, or diagnose history of any substance abuse. Psychiatrists are medical specialty doctors who assess mental and physical aspects of various psychological disorders. They usually prescribe medicines along with psychotherapy. Psychiatrists are trained in providing medication based on the patient’s illness, and this is one of the main factors that sets them apart, from clinical psychologists and psychotherapists. They prescribe psychological and laboratory tests to get a clear picture of the patient’s mindset. The specialized training and education that a psychiatrist undergoes, helps them to understand the complexity of emotional, mental, and medical health of the patient and connect it with any genetic disorder. These procedures help the psychiatrist to diagnose the illness in a better way.

Why Online Consultation Can Help?

Sometimes, when the patient feels the symptoms of any illness, and is caught up with some work, the patient can consult the doctor immediately with the help of online consultation. Also, another reason can be if the patient lives alone, and suddenly feels unwell, rather than worrying about how to see a doctor, the patient can directly contact the doctor online, and get instant help. There’s no need to stand in the long queues or take appointment at a physician’s clinic as most common health issues can be treated easily with online consultation.

Why Instant Help Is Required?

Anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and other mental disorders can be sudden and usually leads to outbursts in the behavior of the patient. The family of the patient may not know the best method to control the situation. If sometimes these triggered behaviors are not treated immediately, it can disrupt the everyday life of the patient.

When Psychiatric Help Is Needed?

Psychiatric help is needed if the person is undergoing pressure or difficulty in handling day-to-day life. Psychiatric help is very important in cases of impetuous or bipolar mood swings. Also, it is very useful if the person is contemplating suicidal thoughts. Sometimes substances are abused by the patient to cope with emotional pain or trauma caused by past experiences, and psychiatrists can help in dealing with such addictions.

What Do Our Psychiatrists Treat?

Psychiatrists at DocsApp address concerns related to anxiety disorder, clinical depression, severe headache etc. They help the patients in being open about their issues, communicate more and become interactive. The procedure is usually a medical approach but the doctors also consider biological, socio-cultural and psychological aspects of the patient. The psychiatrist may also use psychotherapeutic measures if necessary to treat the patient in a quicker or efficient manner. The therapeutic measures may be singular or a combination of various therapies. The most common psychotherapy measures for depression, anxiety and headache are cognitive-behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, narrative therapy, reality therapy, redecision therapy and logotherapy.

Depression -

Depression is termed as a medical illness that forces a negative mindset within an individual and a doubtful perception of activities undertaken and of self . The common symptoms of depression are loneliness, emptiness, despair, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, sleep disturbances etc. It can also have other symptoms like illness, pain, digestion issues and stomach aches. A person going through depression will most likely experience fatigue, weight gain/loss and food disorder. Usually, in cases of teenagers and kids, the symptoms are drug abuse, social withdrawal, isolation, trouble fo

Anxiety -

Anxiety, is usually described as a state of apprehension and increased alertness. The most common symptoms of anxiety attacks are palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness and numbness, trembling etc. If a person feels caught in severe danger, parted from reality or loses control of the body, then there are high chances of suffering from an anxiety disorder. It is extremely difficult for a person suffering from anxiety to overcome emotional distress. An anxiety attack might range from a few minutes to long hours. There may be a high level of stress response and fear, that the patient may ex

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Amongst mental health professionals- Psychiatrists are doctors who can prescribe medicine. Psychologists can provide therapy and diagnose conditions, but cannot prescribe medicine.Mental health nurses provide nursing care.
Diagnosis is done by studying medical history, listening and understanding, and mental status examinations. Usually, diagnoses are based on criteria and classifications, tests can be administered if further clarifications are required. Consultations can last as long as it takes for the psychiatrist to determine the condition.

It is important to be comfortable with the psychiatrist. Once a rapport and trust is built, sharing as much personal information about issues that cause you distress will enable the doctor to help you better.
Psychiatrists are medical professionals with a MD in Psychiatry. Psychologists can be mental health professionals with B.Sc or M.Sc in Clinical Psychology.

A variety of mental health tests are available like- Personality tests, Neuropsychological tests, tests designed specifically to diagnose certain conditions and more
If you feel distressed, or any symptom of a mental health disorder, like feeling sad or anxious for a long period of time, feeling lost, having mood swings, consult a Psychologist or a therapist. Visit a Psychiatrist upon recommendation by a mental health professional.

Yes. By figuring out the cause of the disorder. If it's a serious problem, then a specialist might prescribe medicine