About the Psychiatry / Cognitive And Behavioural Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of emotional, behavioural or cognitive disturbances. We at Sunrise Hospital assure you of patient listening, empathetic attitude, proper explanation of diagnosis and treatment as well as a brief description of side-effects of medications. We also provide a fully client-friendly environment to promote mental well-being. Our department is aptly supported by a team of clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, occupational therapists and trained nursing staff.


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Suicidal behavior refers to talking about or taking actions related to ending one’s own life. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors should be considered a psychiatric emergency. Suicidal tendencies comes with warning signs such as threats or comments about killing themselves, social withdrawal from friends and family, Increased alcohol or drug use, aggressive behaviour, impulsive of reckless behavious, talking or writing about death and dramatic mood swings. Treatment: When an individual seeks treatment for suicidal ideation, doctors / psychiatrist will likely attempt to diagnose and treat any medical or psychiatric conditions that may be present. Because a variety of concerns may lead one to experience thoughts of suicide, diagnosing any health concerns, physical or mental, is considered to be an important step in the treatment process. Some individuals may obtain benefit from psychotropic medications, which might be prescribed temporarily along with therapy. In cases of severe suicidal behavior, or when an individual reaches a point of crisis, hospitalization or intense in-patient or out-patient treatment may be necessary. Because suicidal ideation may lead to deteriorating physical health or self-injury, medical treatment may also be necessary for some individuals.

Treating alcohol addiction can be complex and challenging. In order for treatment to work, the person with an alcohol addiction must want to get sober. *Residential treatment involves living at a treatment facility while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally lasts from 30-90 days. *Partial hospitalization is for people who require ongoing medical monitoring but have a stable living situation. These treatment programs usually meet at the hospital for 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) focus on relapse prevention and can often be scheduled around work or school. Therapy (Individual, Group, or Family) can help you identify the root causes of your alcohol use, repair your relationships, and learn healthier coping skills.

Drug treatment is intended to help addicted individuals stop compulsive drug seeking and use. Treatment can occur in a variety of settings, take many different forms, and last for different lengths of time. Because drug addiction is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. For many, treatment is a long-term process that involves multiple interventions and regular monitoring.

Geriatric Psychiatry is the practice of psychiatry in older adults, who have traditionally been defined as patients older than 65 years of age. Geriatric psychiatry clinic emphasizes the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of acute and chronic physical illness, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly and improvement of psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients. Most common geriatric psychiatry illnesses that are prevalent in the elderly include depression, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Symptoms include greater levels of apathy, psychomotor retardation and disability, and less agitation, psychoses, family history of psychiatric illness, guilt, and insight versus other older depressed persons.

All or almost all forms of dementia are treatable, in that medication and supportive measures are available to help manage symptoms in patients with dementia. However, most types of dementia remain incurable or irreversible and treatment results in only modest benefits. Some dementias disorders, however, may be successfully treated, with patient returning to normal after treatment. These dementias are ones caused by side effects of medications or illicit drugs; alcohol, tumors that can be removed, buildup of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain, Metabolic disorders, such as a vitamin B12 deficiency, Hypothyroidism (condition that results from low levels of thyroid hormones), Hypoglycemia (a condition that results from low blood sugar) and Depression.

The first step in treatment is the recognition that a problem exists. If you do not believe you have a problem, you are not likely to seek treatment. One of the overarching problems with the screen use disorder is that there is often no accountability and no limits. You are hidden behind a screen – and some things that you may say or do online are things you would never do in person.

Not all children who stutter will require treatment because developmental stuttering usually resolves with time. Speech therapy is an option for some children


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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. It is based on the premise that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, and by modifying our thoughts and behaviors, we can improve our mental health.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, insomnia, and substance use disorders.

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