MD St John's Medical College, Bangalore
DNB National Board
10+ years of experienceSpeaks English, Kannada,Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
MBBS JJMMC Karnataka
MRCP Psychiatry UK
MMedSc Univ of Nottingham,UK
22+ years of experienceSpeaks Hindi, English
Psychiatrists are mental health specialists who diagnose and treat people suffering from mental illness. Psychiatrists conduct psychological evaluations, provide mental health counseling, analyze the symptoms and offer the appropriate treatments.
Psychiatrists are trained to treat patients suffering from diseases like depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, trauma, addiction, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc.
Mental illnesses like depression continue to be stigmatized in society. However, Psychiatrists are trained to listen without prejudice and offer help. You should consult a psychiatrist if you are prone to suicidal thinking, have excessive anxiety/fear, have constant negative thoughts, have thoughts of hurting yourself or others, have sleep problems, memory problems or hallucinations, or have an out of control addiction. These are just some of the more common reasons and is by no means an exhaustive list.