Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Psychiatrists?
A Psychiatrist is a specialist who assesses, diagnoses and treats mental health conditions. BLK-Max Hospital houses the best Psychiatrist in Delhi. We have a dedicated team of Psychiatrists who have years of experience and are highly skilled in handling mental health disorders.
What are the Conditions and types of diseases treated by a Psychiatrist
A psychiatrist treats various conditions such as-
- Bipolar disorder
- Alcohol, or drug addiction
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anxiety and stress
- Negative thinking
- Panic attacks
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
How long does it take for a psychiatrist to diagnose you?
For common mental health problems like depression, your Psychiatrist can diagnose the condition in one or two appointments, but for less common conditions, the Psychiatrist might need more appointments before concluding the diagnosis.
How are Psychiatrists different from Psychologists?
The qualification of a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist is different. A Psychiatrist holds an MBBS degree and an additional degree in the field of Psychiatry, whereas a Psychologist holds an advanced degree in clinical psychology. Moreover, they use different treatment modalities. A Psychiatrist treats mental health conditions with medications and therapies, whereas a Psychologist helps the patients with behavioural therapy only.
How does a psychiatrist help with mental health?
A psychiatrist treats mental health conditions with-
- Psychotherapy or talk therapy
- Brain stimulation therapies such as electroconvulsive therapies and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
What does a psychiatrist do for anxiety?
Psychiatrists treat anxiety problems with the following modalities-
Medications - Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs), Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) and Benzodiazepines are generally used to treat anxiety issues.
Psychotherapy- Psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy are also used. CBT identifies the triggering factors of anxiety, and exposure therapy helps introduce things which make the patient anxious and weaken their effect with calculated exposure.
Is talk therapy useful?
Yes, talk therapies are useful for people undergoing emotional problems. During talk therapy, a therapist listens to you with any judgement that allows you to pour your heart and feel better.