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Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatry is about healing of mind. Like physical illness affecting body, mental illness affects primarily functioning of our mind. However, body & mind are not independent of each other & malfunctioning one affect the other.

Any significant distress in the mind can lead to disorders which can be very disabling to the individual and their families. Psychiatry is the need of hour in this heavy competitive world. Many mental health disorders can be treated or kept under control with treatments to enable to function optimally.

The department of psychiatry at Gangamai Hospital provides complete range of diagnostic and treatment services for all types of psychiatric mental health conditions. We strive to offer integrated, comprehensive, compassionate psychiatric services with sensitivity to your individual issues. The focus is on providing complete psychiatric care to all age groups in a friendly and caring atmosphere.

Mental health assessment & treatment: for psychiatric disorders, as with medical illnesses, successful treatment begins with complete & accurate assessment. At Gangamai hospital, we provide comprehensive evaluations for people of all ages in a number of settings, including a 24 hour emergency services. Since discussions with family member are a valued part of evaluation process, we encourage family members to accompany patients to the assessment. There is also a preventive aspect in psychiatry.

Common Psychiatric Disorders & their Symptoms

  • Depression, Low mood, easy fatigability, lack of interest, insomnia, Suicidal thoughts, etc.
  • Anxiety - palpitation, tremors, restlessness, insomnia
  • Phobia - fear of something.
  • Psychosis - Abnormal behaviour, aggression, suspiciousness, fear fullness, poor self care, violent behaviour
  • Psychiatric problem occur due to physical iciness, head injury, seizure disorders
  • Head ache, Migraine, tension, stress.
  • Alcohol/drug abuse & dependence
  • Dementia, Forgetfulness, wandering behaviour, ineffable mood
  • Childhood behavioural problem, Nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting), ADHD, autism, mental retardation, scholastic problem
  • Sexual and marital problem, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation

Services Offered at Gangamai Hospital:

  • Outpatient Services
  • Emergency Psychiatric Services
  • In Patient Services
  • Electro Conclusive Treatment (ECT)
  • Electro Encephalon Graphy (EEG)
  • Individual and Family Counselling
  • Behavioural Therapies for Childhood and other Disorders
  • A Combination of Approaches
  • Medications
  • Stress Management Counselling
  • Deaddiction Counselling
  • Sex Education and Marital Counselling

Treatment Team

  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers