FAQ

  • Psychiatrist - is an MBBS Doctor who has done post graduate specialization in Psychiatric Medicine. He rules out organic causes and treats or manages the concerns using Medicines and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) inaddiction to the other options like psychotherapies, EMDR technique, Hypnotherapy, etc.
  • Clinical Psychologists - are professionals who have done M.Phil or Phd in Clinical Psychology and registered as Clinical Psychologists with Rehabilitaion Council of India. They are qualified in doing psychometry, IQ assessments and identifying mental health disorders and manage with non medical means like psychotherapies and behavior modifications, etc. People who do just a BA or MA or Phd in psychology do not have the skills and knowledge of a clinical Psychologist.
  • Psychologists - These individuals are those who have done BA psychology and mostly deals with normal psychology and do not have certified training in abnormal psychology. They would not have done training in a hospital setting. They cannot identify or rule out disorers nor treat.
  • Speech and Language Therapist for speech and swallowing difficulties.
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse specialization has still not picked up in India
  • Occupational Therapist - helps in assessing the abilities of the individual concerned and suggests appropriate steps or measures that need to be made in the environment of the patient/client.
  • Special Educationist - helps in identifying and training children and adults deficient in Daily Self help skills, Specific Learning Disorders like dyslexia, Slow learners, etc.
  • Psychiatric Social Worker - helps the client / patient in getting the benefits the government has to offer by liaisoning with the concerned departments.

Symptoms/Concerns are what the patient or his carers feel he is experiencing. They can be classified into

  • All mental illnesses are treatable but no assurance can be given that they will not recover again. In that sense they are not curable.
  • Medications and Psychotherapy (Specialised counselling) will definitely improve the quality of all psychological / mental conditions.
  • Science does not yet understand completely the cause for most of the mental illnesses. But enough scientific understanding and development has taken place to
  • Psychiatrist - is an MBBS Doctor who has done post graduate specialization in Psychiatric Medicine. He rules out medical causes like hypothyroidism and treats os manages the concerns using Medicines and Electoconvulsive Therapy(shock treatment, (ETC)) in addition to the other options like psychotherapies, EMDR technique, Hypnotherapy, etc.
  • Clinical Psychologists - are professionals who have done M.Phil or PhdIn Clinical Psychology and registered as Clinical Psychologists with Rehabilition Council of India. They are qualified in doing psychometry, IQ assesments and identifying mental health disorders and manage with non-medical means like psychotherapies and behavior modifications, etc.
  • Counsellors / Psychologists: People who do just a BA or MA or Phd in psychology do not have the skills and knowledge of a Clinical Psychologist as they do not have any specific training in
  • Speech and Language Therapist for Speech and Swallowing difficulties.
  • Community Psychiatric Nurse specialization has still not picked up in India
  • Occupational Therapist - helps in assessing the abilities of the individual concerned and suggests appropriate steps or measures that need to be made in the environment of the patient/client.
  • Special Educationist - helps in identifying and training children and adults deficient in Daily Self help skills, Specific Learning Disorders like dyslexia, Slow learners, etc.
  • Remedial Educators : specialise in specific aspects of say spelling and writting difficulties.
  • Psychiatric Social Worker - helps the client / patient in getting the benefits the government has to offer by liaising with the concerned departments.
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