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Diseases  of  the  mind,  commonly  known  as  ‘ psychiatric illness ‘  or  in  common  language ‘ madness ‘ affects  adults  relatively  commonly.  Psychiatric  problems  also  affect  children,  however  at  a  slightly  later  stage,  in  middle  and  late  childhood.  Many  intense life  events  (  loss  of  a  parent,  loss  of  a  sibling,  change  of  address,  witness  of  any  stressful  situation )  can  trigger  off  psychiatric  illness  in  children.  Diagnosis  maybe  difficult  sometimes,  and  a  high  index  of  suspicion  is  required  to  make  an  early  diagnosis.  Fortunately,  most  childhood  psychiatric  illnesses  are  transitory  or  temporary  and  the  child  can  be  effectively  treated  and  brought  back  to  a normal  state.

Psychiatric Illness  also  affects  women  and  mothers  in  the  post delivery period.  Our Psychiatrist  is qualified and experienced  to  address  these  issues  and  offer  proper  professional  guidance.

At  Lotus    Hospitals for Women & Children ,  we  offer  excellent  professional  help  for  patients  needing  such  counseling  and  treatment.  The  causes  of  psychiatric  illness  in  children  and  women are  varied :  genetic  predisposition,  environmental  factors,  certain  drugs  and  medicines  used  for  other  illnesses  and  toxins  and  certain  liver  and  metabolic  diseases  have  psychiatric  components . The psychologist services include individual and group psychotherapy, social skills training and individualized academic assistance. Other services include parent training to support child behavior changes, family therapy to help families cope with significant stress, and counseling to help integrate children with chronic illnesses into the school environment.

Services  Offered :

  • Diagnosis  and  treatment  of   Depression and  Anxiety  Disorders
  • Diagnosis  and  Management  of   Behavioural  Disorders
  • Social and Behavioral intervention program for toddlers and pre-school children
  • Social and Behavioral intervention program for school-age children and adolescents
  • Cognitive Intervention and Rehabilitation program
  • Instructional  Intervention  therapy
  • Family  Therapy  and  counselling
  • Diagnosis  and  treatment  for  Attention  Hyperactivity  Disorder
  • Diagnosis  and  Treatment  for  the  Autistic  Spectrum  of  Disorders

Support  Departments  and  Services :

The   Psychiatry  Department  also works  closely  with  the  Child  Psychology  Service,  Speech  Therapy  Service  and  the  Neurorehabilitation  Programme.




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