General Psychiatric Units

A mental disorder, also called a Psychiatric illness, psychological disorder or psychiatric disorder is mental or behavioral pattern that causes either suffering or a poor ability to function in ordinary life. Many disorders are described. Signs and symptoms depend and vary on the causal factors of the specific disorder. The causes of mental disorders are often unclear. Mental disorders are usually defined by a combination of how a person feels acts, thinks or perceives. This may be associated with particular regions or functions of the brain, it’s not a just matter of behavioral problem – and therefore it must be treated in the right manner (as any other disease or condition is) by a team of mental health professionals.

Treatment for psychiatric illness

Treating or treatment for mental illnesses depends on the type of mental illness, its severity and what works best for the patient. In many cases, a combination of treatments works best. If a patient has a mild mental illness with well-controlled symptoms, treatment from one health care provider may be sufficient. However, often a team approach is appropriate to ensure all your psychiatric, medical and social needs are met. This is especially important for severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia.

Psychiatric illness Treatment

  • Medication (Symptoms Management)
  • Psychotherapy (Patient & Family)
  • Behavioral modification therapy.
  • Group therapy.
  • Day treatment or partial hospital treatment.
  • Specific therapies, such as cognitive-behavior therapy and behavior modification.
  • Occupational therapy.
Common mental illnesses Severe mental illnesses
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/ Phobias
  • Eating Disorder
  • Stress
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder(Manic depression)
  • Clinical depression
  • Suicidal tendency
  • Personality disorder

Other treatments available include

  • Alternative therapies, such as water therapy, massage, and biofeedback
  • Creative therapies, such as art therapy, music therapy, or play therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Magnetic Stimulation