The Division of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences constitutes a team well led by the top psychiatrist in Kolkata who follows a multidisciplinary approach in offering mental health services. The Department comprises of an integrated mental health care system providing clinical evaluation and treatment services for a broad range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioural disorders for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The team has access to some of the best psychiatrists in Kolkata and hence, is considered one of the largest mental health care provider divisions in the private sector.
Our team of psychiatrist doctors, provides out-patient consultations and in-patient services, and offers multiple Emergency psychiatric services, Consultation liaison services, and Community services. Our best psychiatrist in Kolkata Fortis also specializes in offering psychological treatments, medical management, rTMS, tDCS, modified electroconvulsive therapy (MECT), and biofeedback. Some of the psychiatric disorders well managed by the best psychiatrist in Kolkata Fortis, include schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, attention deficit, panic, bipolar, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive. All these conditions are painful and complex and can change the feelings, perceptions, and behaviour of patients suffering from them. Fortis strives to deliver personalized and superlative care to children, adults, and adolescents alike. Our psychiatrist doctor in Kolkata branch also emphasizes on conducting pioneering research to develop innovative techniques to serve the community.
The team consists of child psychiatrist in Kolkata, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, psychoanalytical psychotherapists, art therapists, special educators, and occupational therapists.
Fortis has the best psychiatrist in Kolkata for depression disorder, who endeavours to create an environment that promotes hope and trust among the patients and their families. The highly dedicated team also includes the top female psychiatrist in Kolkata, who aims at improving the emotional and psychological well-being of the patients, especially the female patients by providing a protective and safe environment to them.
Q1. What kind of treatment does a psychiatrist provide?
Our team of renowned psychiatrists conducts multiple evaluations to assess the best treatment plan for patients and prescribe medications for psychiatric conditions if necessary. Psychiatric medications are helpful for various conditions such as bipolar disorder, severe depression, and psychosis. However, they might not be required in all the cases. Psychiatrists are highly experienced in handling interpersonal aspects and psychological difficulties, related to a patient. In most cases, a change in the life situation or therapy is the favourable intervention. The primary aim of our team is to assist patients in maintaining and achieving sound mental health.
Q2. What happens at the first visit to a psychiatrist?
During the first visit, try to feel relaxed and comfortable. The psychiatrist might ask some of the following questions to the patient:
The chief complaint of the patient
Medical, family, psychiatric history of the patient in detail
A list of all the current medications and the ones taken in the past.
Patient’s medical concerns
The psychiatrist evaluates the overall conditions of the patient by asking a few questions about the problem stated by the patient and prepares the most suitable treatment plan for the patient.
Q3. Will the conversation of my problem with a psychiatrist be kept confidential?
Psychologists take the patient’s privacy very seriously. Confidentiality is an essential part of psychology's code of ethics. Psychologists understand that the patient’s need to feel comfortable when talking about personal life and revealing confidential information. Patients see the psychiatrist’s office as a place where they can freely talk about anything they like, without the fear that their information will go out of the room. There are also legal laws to protect the patient’s privacy. National law states that there are set standards for the protection of every individual's personal health information and medical records about mental health and psychotherapy.
Q4. Is the talk therapy with a psychiatrist, useful?
There are various therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, brief dynamic therapy, marital therapy and multiple others. All these therapies are of great help to the patient when conducted by a highly experienced and qualified psychiatrist. Fortis constitutes the best psychiatrists in India for all psychiatry problems, and they endeavour to create an environment that promotes hope and trust among patients and their families.
Most importantly, therapies delivered are effective only if the patient is willing to work through the entire process and therefore, the patient is recommended to follow all the instructions given by our psychiatrist.