The Department of Psychiatric Medicine & Psychotherapy

The department of psychiatry at SevenHills Hospital strives to understand the depth of these illnesses and to provide patients with state-of-the-art care and treatment for the same. Psychiatry patients are particularly vulnerable and must be able to trust doctors with their lives and well-being. The department of psychiatry at SevenHills Hospital strives to uphold this trust by maintaining good standard of practice and care. We endeavor to provide transparent, fair, and ethical services to all.

We are person-centered, not just-disease centered. We offer highest standard of care in emergency, outpatient and inpatient settings. Protecting our patient’s confidentiality, as well as upholding patient’s dignity and privacy is at the heart of our practice. We aim to deliver comprehensive services on a continuum of care to our patients in a high quality, efficient, and compassionate manner.


  • What Is Psychiatry?

    Psychiatry is a medical specialty dedicated to the study and treatment of mental disorders. An average person has more than 20,000 thoughts per day. Even when the body is resting, the mind may or may not be at rest. Just like the body, the mind is also prone to suffer from various illnesses. Physical health indicators may not be able to substantiate the mental well-being of a person. Such patients may require special assessment skills of a psychiatrist to help them with the diagnosis and management of their illnesses.

  • What Are The Treatment Options Available At SevenHills Hospital?

    Adult
    • Schizophrenia
    • Delusional disorder and other
      major psychoses
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Major depression
    • Seasonal affective disorder
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder
    • Anxiety disorders and phobias
    • Post traumatic stress disorder
    • Personality disorder
    • Adjustment reactions
    • Psychosomatic disorder
    Children & Adolescents
    • Behavior and emotional disorders such as attention deficit
      hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder
    • Affective disorders such as depression, school refusal,
      anxiety and phobias
    • More serious psychotic disorders such as
      childhood Schizophrenia
    • Attachment disorders such as reactive and dis-inhibited
      attachment
    • Developmental disorders such as autism and
      asperger’s disorder
  • What Is Autism?

    Autism is one disorder from the group of serious developmental problems called autism spectrum disorders that appear in early childhood. Though symptoms and severity vary, all autism spectrum disorders affect a child's ability to communicate and interact with others.

  • What Are The Common Social Symptoms Of Autism?

    • Fails to respond to his or her name
    • Has poor eye contact
    • Appears not to hear you at times
    • Resists cuddling and holding
    • Appears unaware of others' feelings
    • Seems to prefer playing alone — retreats into his or her own world
    • Doesn't ask for help or request things
  • What Are The Lingual Symptoms Of Autism?

    • Doesn't speak or has delayed speech
    • Loses previously acquired ability to say words or sentences
    • Doesn't make eye contact when making requests
    • Speaks with an abnormal tone or rhythm — may use a singsong voice or robot-like speech
    • Can't start a conversation or keep one going
    • May repeat words or phrases verbatim, but doesn't understand how to use them
    • Doesn't appear to understand simple questions or directions
  • What Are The Behavioral Symptoms Of Autism?

    • Performs repetitive movements, such as rocking, spinning or hand-flapping
    • Develops specific routines or rituals and becomes disturbed at the slightest change
    • Moves constantly
    • May be fascinated by details of an object, such as the spinning wheels of a toy car, but doesn't understand the "big picture" of the subject
    • May be unusually sensitive to light, sound and touch, and yet oblivious to pain
    • Does not engage in imitative or make-believe play
    • May have odd food preferences, such as eating only a few foods, or craving items that are not food, such as chalk or dirt
    • May perform activities that could cause self-harm, such as head-banging.
  • What Is Bi-Polar Disorder?

    Bipolar disorder is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. The symptoms of this disorder vary between extremes:

    • Euphoria to sadness
    • Inflated self-esteem to hopelessness
    • Frequent absences from work or school
    • Poor performance at work or school
    • Aggressive behavior to problems concentrating
    • Spending sprees or unwise financial decisions
  • What Is Schizophrenia?

    Schizophrenia is a group of severe brain disorders in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior.

  • What Are The Causes Of Schizophrenia?

    Although the precise cause of schizophrenia isn't known, certain factors seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering schizophrenia, including:

    • Having a family history of schizophrenia
    • Exposure to viruses, toxins or malnutrition while in the womb, particularly in the first and second trimesters
    • Stressful life circumstances
    • Older paternal age
    • Taking psychoactive drugs during adolescence and young adulthood
  • What Complications May Arise Through Schizophrenic Behavior?

    • Suicide
    • Self-destructive behavior, such as self-injury
    • Depression
    • Abuse of alcohol, drugs or prescription medications
    • Poverty
    • Homelessness
    • Family conflicts
    • Inability to work or attend school
    • Health problems from antipsychotic medications
    • Being a victim or perpetrator of violent crime
    • Heart disease, often related to heavy smoking