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Get the Best of Psychologist Therapy Services
Most of us approach our family doctor for any help in relation to mental hea...
What are the Various Treatment Options Available Today?
Out-patient care i.e. clients referred by GPs, day hospitals, home...
The consultant psychiatrist normally leads the team and will be held fully
responsible and accountable for the treatment o...
Clinical Psychologists
They have a special qualification in mental health and other issues and work as
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Most of us approach our family doctor for any help in relation to mental health concerns. Those of us affected by depression or anxiety go to our family physician for help who will in turn refer us to a professional psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or addiction counselor. In an emergency, we are wont to approach the local health center or unit or hospital.

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  1. 1. Get the Best of Psychologist Therapy Services Most of us approach our family doctor for any help in relation to mental health concerns. Those of us affected by depression or anxiety go to our family physician for help who will in turn refer us to a professional psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or addiction counselor. In an emergency, we are wont to approach the local health center or unit or hospital. In the last twenty years, the mental health service has changed considerably and has resulted in the development of greater care and a more supportive frameworks to individuals with mental and psychiatric illnesses. Some countries and smaller cities may offer a range of community-based mental health services. With a consultant psychiatrist, registrar in psychiatry and nurses the mental health team in these places offer services and care in the areas addiction counselling, psychologist help, occupational therapy, social worker support etc. When Referred to a Psychiatrist There are many ways that agencies and doctors offer psychiatric treatment. Usually, there will be an outpatient appointment whereby the psychiatrist will meet you to look into your current mental health issues. The psychiatrist will help you evaluate the treatment options available which could also mean a course of medication.
  2. 2. What are the Various Treatment Options Available Today? Out-patient care i.e. clients referred by GPs, day hospitals, home visits from the mental health team, referral to addiction counselling services, referral to clinical psychological services, access to occupational therapy services or social work and referral back to your GP for continuous care. These are the many treatment options available currently and the model of operation and method may vary from state to state or country to country. In-patient care which is normally of a short duration is provided when the patient is admitted to a hospital unit. Admitting the Patient to Hospital People who have mental health problems get treated without hospital visits or get admitted to hospitals by their own choice. Those who get themselves admitted are considered voluntary patients while on the other hand there are those who to get admitted against their will are this is referred to as “involuntary admission”. The involuntary admission is done only if found to be completely necessary and these rules are governed by law. There are the many out-patient treatment centers and community services that cater to treat and support individuals in their own surroundings and homes and the family doctors are mostly involved in providing this service. Out-Patient Clinic: This is the clinic that most people attend for an assessment or follow-up or for continuing the management of the person’s mental illness. These have their base in community health centers and staffed by consultant psychiatrist, community psychiatrist nurses and other health care members as required.
  3. 3. The consultant psychiatrist normally leads the team and will be held fully responsible and accountable for the treatment of the person whether within the community or in a hospital. Day Care Hospital People with any mental illness may attend this treatment and avail the facility from the comfort of their homes for an assessment, treatment or nursing care. This is seen as an alternate to anyone otherwise requiring admission into a hospital. They are for those who are mentally unwell but can be cared for from home as well. Apart from the centres we also need to define the doctors and the kind of treatment they provide. Psychiatrist They are the medical doctors who have specialized in mental illnesses. They are responsible for the mental health of the patients in terms of their medication, physical symptoms etc. and also involve themselves in the counseling process. A psychiatrist normally works in a psychiatric hospital or unit as part of the care team but can also have his own private practice. Your GP will be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist, who will usually assess you in an outpatient clinic, form a diagnosis and then enter into treating the person accordingly. If found absolutely necessary the psychiatrist will advise the patient to get himself admitted in a hospital. This will happen only if the symptoms are found to be severe. Psychologist This is a person who is trained in the study of human behaviour and tries to understand feelings, thoughts and behaviour and explain the same to the individual client. They are usually not qualified to medicate and only provide counseling and they work in a clinic, community or counseling center. They can provide assessment and treatment of a psychological nature that would include assessment of the personality of the person through structured interviews – problems such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, psycho-sexual and marital problems etc. They help their clients examine the effect their illness has on their everyday lives and methods to cope with these.
  4. 4. Clinical Psychologists They have a special qualification in mental health and other issues and work as part of the mental health team in a hospital. They are involved in the assessment and counseling therapy process. They may also provide family therapy if required and a particular approach may be used for a specific problem such as a cognitive behaviour approach for phobias etc. Contact Information www.mindzone.in No.58/2, 1st Avenue Road Shastri Nagar Adayar Chennai-600020. +91 9444297058 +91 9176055660 Email : mailmindzone@gmail.com

Most of us approach our family doctor for any help in relation to mental health concerns. Those of us affected by depression or anxiety go to our family physician for help who will in turn refer us to a professional psychiatrist, clinical psychologist or addiction counselor. In an emergency, we are wont to approach the local health center or unit or hospital.

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