PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS

Psychiatric illnesses are conditions in which the mental wellbeing of the individual is not in the best state. Similar to physical illnesses, psychiatric illnesses are real and can be of many types. They can be both short terms and long term illnesses. While all people treat their physical illnesses, most do not get proper support and treatment for their mental illnesses. At Serene Life Hospital, we provide holistic care to all kinds of mental illnesses.

These psychiatric illnesses may affect a number of aspects of the person’s life like their moods, interpersonal relationships, work, motivation, etc. These characteristics of the illness may be temporary, episodic in nature, persistent, etc. We treat all of these mental conditions. Our experienced psychiatrists in Chennai provide complete care to the mentally ill patients. We take into account, all the important factors like the age, profession and other variables to of the person to provide the best care for them. Our treatments methodologies include lifestyle changes, counselling sessions, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapies.


Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a kind of psychiatric illness that has dire consequences on the personal and social life of the patient. The condition in which the affected person can no longer differentiate between the reality and the hallucination is called as schizophrenia. Many a time, the affected person perceives the reality in a different way. It is heavily influenced by the imaginations and stories that the individual believes. This can even affect the way in which the individual speaks and interacts with others. As a result, treating schizophrenics is hard. It needs a complete lifestyle change, use of psychotropic drugs, psychotherapies, etc. At Serene Life Hospital, we have the best facilities to handle such conditions of the patients. Our mental clinic in Chennai provides utmost care to the affected patients and help them in their personal recovery.


Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar Affective Disorder as the name suggests is the condition in which the individual experiences polar opposite conditions without any gradual changes. This condition causes the patient to have extreme mood swings, experience emotions that are good at one instant and very depressing or bad at the other. These cycles can last for days, weeks or more than that also. There can also be episodes in which the person goes to the extreme and takes drastic decisions. One can also indulge in self-harm or harming others due to paranoia during depressive episodes. These times can be very demanding on the patient and they may feel exhausted always. Similarly during manic episodes, they might be in a state of euphoria, when they spend money for no reason, give away money or be completely active throughout the day which can be had for others to understand. These polar opposites exists inside the same person and no one can predict when the other extreme might kick in. Although there are no cures for the conditions there are many treatment methods that can reduce the effects and help the person to lead a life like every others.


Depression Disorder

Depression is a state of mind in which the person feels very sad, and powerless. It can be caused by a number of conditions and situations. Many a time, depression can be caused by a financial loss or a personal loss. Regardless of the cause, the depression disorder causes the person to lose all interest and motivation to even perform the regular tasks of life. At Serene Life Hospital, we identify the real factors behind the condition and help the individual to address these underlying causes. As a result, our treatments for depression disorder provide a lasting relief from the depression.


Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety can be caused by a number of factors like facing a new situation, an uncertain condition causes anxiety in the minds of people. While anxiety is good at small amounts and in infrequent episodes, continuous anxiety while doing all things of life can stop the individual from performing any tasks. When a person feel anxiety over small things like going out in public, speaking to a stranger, attending an interview, buying a ticket in a public place, speaking in a meeting, etc. the life of the individual is deeply affected. At Serene Life Hospital, we analyse the real reason or the anxiety in the minds of the patients and address them.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a serious condition in which the person has an uncontrollable urge to do a certain thing. Unless the task is done, they don’t feel normal. This extreme urge can be over a number of things and in most cases, these can be small or trivial issues that are overlooked by others. Closing the door again and again, opening of fridge without any need, cleaning the same place again and again, placing certain objects only in a specific order, etc., are all examples of obsessive compulsive disorder. These practices can become disturbing and distracting them from their normal works and life. These compulsions can be caused by many reasons like waiting for a loved one, extreme fear of contamination, constantly looking for food, etc. Over a period of time, these habits become a ritual and the person can no longer function normally without doing these activities. At Serene Life Hospital, we treat OCD by providing excellent counselling sessions and by behavioural therapy.


Sleep Disorder

Sleep disorder is a condition in which the individual either sleeps too long or too short. It can also be due to frequent sessions of sleep or even not sleeping enough. It can be of many types like insomnia, hypersomnia, etc. All sleep related disorders have a huge impact on the mental and physical health of the person. Sleep plays an essential part in maintaining the health of the person. Brain removes the accumulation of toxic substances and excess of neurotransmitters from the system during the sleep. The change in sleep patterns can affect these functions and lead to long lasting effects on the physical and psychological health of the person. These disorders can be caused due to many reasons like extreme stress in work environment, anxiety about future, body pain due to fatigue, lifestyle, food habits, consumption of alcohol, coffee, or other stimulants, etc. We provide pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy to treat sleep disorders.


Personality Disorder

Personality disorder is a condition in which the thoughts, behaviour, and attitude of a person are either too rigid or offensive. It can often lead to behaving rudely in public and bouts of anger. On the other extreme, the person can also be easily swayed by everything in life. This poses a big challenge for the person to lead a normal life in the society, as these tendencies often gets them in trouble. Inability to cope with the social expectations and needs make them dysfunctional in a normal society. In most cases, the affected person believes that the whole world is against them or that everyone else are wrong in their actions. These thoughts put a hard brake in their personal improvement and pulls them down.

Onset of personality disorders generally happens during thresholds like teenage or early adulthood. Some of these disorders can naturally get better over a course of time but in a majority of the cases, it needs proper treatments and timely psychiatric interventions.