Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology & Behavioural Medicine

On many occasions, family members, colleagues, friends observe following symptoms among people whom they know. When such symptoms are observed do not hesitate to refer them to Psychiatrist /mental health professional for early diagnosis and better management of the situation

  • Talking, thinking and behaving odd and unusual.
  • Extremely smart, or unusually dull and depressed
  • Talking something which is not real,
  • Suspicious about everything around
  • Suicidal ideations or attempting for suicide
  • Thinking and behaving odd and irrelevant
  • Behavior changes for no reasons
  • Extremely tensed and obsessed about health
  • Too much concern about cleanliness & perfectness
  • Unusual sleeping habits, unable to sleep
  • Recurrent ,longstanding aches and pains
  • Youngsters getting distracted from studies,
  • Mounting fights between the couple,
  • Uncontrollable anger and violent habits
  • Occasional, regular or excessive use of alcohol, tobacco or drugs
  • Unable to sustain in positive relations
  • Broken marital relations
  • Sexual dysfunctions
  • Addiction is another area of concern in modern society
  • Chemical addiction (alcohol /tobacco/drugs)
  • Behavioral addiction (gambling /Pornography/internet )
Awareness on diseases
  • We come across with people who may have multiple symptoms. Guide him /her /family to reach Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral sciences of Kinder Hospital Cochin to understand about the condition.
  • Segregating the mental health and physical health may not be possible on all occasions. All physical health conditions will have mental health component. Look out for an opinion from Psychiatrist
  • The assessment of the symptoms done by the family members, non professionals with regard to behavior changes of someone may not be real state of the situation. The condition could be abnormality at thinking level, like a thought disorder which may be the signs of mental disease. Such states could be diagnosed only by mental health professionals
  • With non medical information ,managing the abnormal thoughts and behavior at home may lead to more complicated states like suicide ,violence , strained relations and disasters
  • Just like heart, liver, or kidney disease, the mental diseases are not just psychological. Modern science has evidences to state that those behavior changes are symptoms of a ‘brain disease’
  • Identifying or diagnosing the state is the primary and most important thing to do first ,which can be done by doctors trained in physical health and mental health ,they are Psychiatrist
  • Allopathic Psychiatrist diagnose and treat the state with effective medication and counseling
  • Counseling alone is good enough for minor ailments , but for major conditions counseling will be supportive program ,not the remedy
  • In all conditions confirming the diagnosis is the first step for which mental health consultation always adds perfectness in diagnosing , managing and treating the case.
  • Please be aware that stigma about mental health care will prevent you from reaching the Psychiatrist , and that will damage the whole future of individual and disturb the well being of the couple ,family . Do not feel ashamed to meet Psychiatrist , Psychiatrist is qualified and specialized doctor
  • Behavioral and chemical addictions are abnormal state /diseases
Solutions offered in Kinder Hospital
  • Treatment of mental diseases with medication & counseling
  • Counseling for disturbing life situations
  • We prefer outpatient program and management ,
  • To confirm diagnosis we recommend admission for short period
  • In indicated cases refer to other medical departments in our team and we work as a team
  • Adolescent / Group / peer guidance & counseling
  • Marriage / Premarital / Sexual /family /couple counseling
  • Addiction is treatable condition and De addiction program is our specialty