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Department Of Psychiatry

Department Of Psychiatry


The Department of Behavioural Science and Mental Health of Sahyadri Hospital contains a team of highly experienced professionals who have worked in this field for a long time. We provide an effective de-addiction solution to people dealing with alcohol addiction and other types of substance abuse. In addition, we also take care of developmental disorders, learning and scholastic difficulties, and emotional conditions in children.

Our Department specializes in mental health problems, including mood disorders, depression, anxiety problems, sleep difficulty, cognitive disorders, etc., and suggests treatment accordingly. We focus on psychological well-being, emotional satisfaction, and occupational functioning. Apart from this, we also educate our patients about managing relationships, stressful situations, and the ability to make decisions to improve the effects of their mental health.  

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Condition We Treat

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences

We have a separate mental health and behavioural sciences department that is integral to our health care system. The system helps in the clinical evaluation of different symptoms and finding treatment services for a wide array of behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders in patients. It is one of the largest mental health departments containing clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselling psychologists, occupational therapists, and special educators. 

We provide solutions to in-patients and successfully create an environment that promotes hope and trust in patients, their families, and the community.  

Mental illness covers a wide range of conditions ranging from depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia, OCD, ADHD, anxiety to addiction.

Many healthy people also suffer from an overall change in personality, behaviour, and mood. They go through different phases from day to day, and depending on the circumstances they go through, we plan their treatment. The changes can be roughly divided into the following categories:

  • Confusion or delirium

These mental problems refer to a disturbance in the conscious mind. People suffering from such conditions are often less aware of the environment and feel tired and sluggish. Moreover, they usually need to be made aware of what is happening in their environment, where they are, or what day it is.

  • Hallucination

Hallucination is when people start seeing, hearing, feeling, or tasting things that are not there. They perceive things from their senses that are not really present in the real world. Moreover, in this type of disease, any reason can be involved. Also, people may or may not develop this disease from mental illness, like some of the cases were a result of neurological disorders.

  • Delusion

Delusions are false beliefs that people hold onto despite knowing the contrary situation. In some cases, delusion is based on a misinterpretation of actual experience. For example, a person thinks someone is following him, while some people believe the write-up of the particular song lyric was specifically for him/her. However, some beliefs are believable and hard to identify as delusions. For example, a person thinks his co-workers will sabotage his work, which is possible in real life but not entirely true. 

  • Disorganised speech

Disorganised speech refers to speech that has no logical connection between the thoughts. The person may jump from one subject to another without completing any particular subject in full. The subject can also be unrelated or contain just rambling words coming out of the mouth that do not make any sense. The answers you get from these patients will often be irrelevant and illogical. However, disorganised does not cover the area of intentional rude, mysterious, and humorous behaviour.

  • Disorganised behaviour

Disorganised behaviour includes some unusual things performed by people in public, like undressing themselves, shouting, masturbating in public, and swearing for no reason at all. These patients are often unable to behave normally in public. People with this problem may also have issues carrying out their daily work, like making food, maintaining hygiene, etc.

  • Extreme moods

Extreme moods mean the person is not able to control their rage and outbursts. It also includes depression, periods of mania, and either little emotion or no emotions at all. 

Centre of Depression and Anxiety

Generally, people are under a lot of physical and mental pressure. Under pressure, our body and mind start reacting differently. It starts feeling stressed and full of anxiety and depression. As a result of depression, the person starts feelow low. It also affects appetite, productivity, activity level, and willingness to exercise.  

Some of the conditions of depression and anxiety may overlap, but they may differ in some symptoms. For example, in anxiety, you feel restlessness, unable to focus, constant fear, excess sweating, tiredness, insomnia, muscle aches, and appetite change.

While in depression, the patient feels worthless, full of guilt, constant irritation, back pain, headaches, loss of appetite, complete isolation, starts having suicidal thoughts, and feeling on edge.

Our highly skilled doctors help this patient by first diagnosing them whether they suffer from anxiety or depression. They will ask questions relating to medical history and situations that trigger the patient and perform some physical examination.  

However, if nothing fruitful comes out of the preliminary result, we will recommend you take the help of a psychologist, psychiatrist, etc., for proper diagnosis. Then, depending on your symptoms and condition, our doctors will design an individualized treatment plan for you.

Centre For Psychotic Disorders

Psychosis is another type of mental health problem in which the patient experiences an altered reality in the face of a psychotic episode. It is not a mental health disorder but a symptom of it. This problem can cause patients to think abnormally and have a lot of perceptions. If their condition gets worse, they lose touch with reality. Two of the main symptoms that people go through in this type of condition include hallucinations and delusions.  

Schizophrenia is another type of psychotic disorder. It is a brain disease where you might hear noises that do not appear in real life. Moreover, it is often difficult for patients to keep their jobs or take proper care of themselves. No one knows the reason behind this disorder, but the environment, genes, and the person’s brain chemistry play an essential role in it.  

One more psychotic disorder is bipolar disorder, which causes intense mood swings. Along with the mood change, the patient’s behaviour, activity, and energy level also keep changing. In such a disease, the patient once feels incredibly up, energetic, and irritable, which is a manic episode. Other times, the patient may feel down, sad, and hopeless, which is a depressive episode, while at times, they think both, which means it is a mixed episode.

We at Sahyadri Hospital have designed different therapies to cure the patient of these problems. You will also get counselling sessions and treatment program options from our highly experienced psychiatrist, who excels in this field.


Parents are often unable to detect whether their children need treatment for their mental illness. It is mainly because they cannot distinguish whether the disorder is due to the normal child development process or some defect. In addition to this, it also becomes difficult to identify it because the child cannot explain how they are feeling. However, by understanding and looking into the signs of mental illness, you will be able to identify and get it treated within time.  

The signs mainly include persistent sadness, suicidal thoughts, hurting oneself or others, difficulty concentrating, missing school, excessive weight loss, drastic change in mood, etc.

A multidisciplinary team of doctors is appointed to the paediatric mental illness unit at our hospital, who properly diagnose the condition before treating the child. They first look into family history, then take complete medical exams, review symptoms, interview parents, converse with the child, and then develop the treatment plan. The treatment plan focuses on a positive result and guaranteed outcomes.

Comprehensive Care at Sahyadri Hospital

Our hospital has a team of one of the top psychiatrists in India who follow a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients’ mental conditions. We are solely dedicated to building and providing improved, evidence-based healthcare treatment for curing severe and diverse mental illness conditions. Our team of professionals includes in-patient service, community service, emergency psychiatric service, and much more.  

Our well-versed team member has experience in dealing with conditions like depression, schizophrenia, panic, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Feelings, behaviour, and perceptions of different patients vary and can be complex sometimes. But our experts can develop innovative techniques to diagnose the condition in time and suggest the appropriate treatment plan. We also offer our patients different treatment options like speech therapy, support groups, and sensory integration therapy to treat even complex conditions. 

Our Team of Expert Psychiatrist at Sahyadri Hospitals

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