The Department of Psychiatry at the Mercy Hospital offers a full complement of Diagnostic ,Psychotherapeutic, and Medical management of Psychiatric Disorders.
Psychiatric medicine today is a vast field that incorporates many facets of the body and mind. It's easy to know when you have a fever but difficult to identify a mental health problem. Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.
Like a physical illness, mental illness also needs care and treatment. And, like many physical illnesses, with the right treatment most people with mental disorders are able to live healthy and produc¬tive lives. There are a wide variety of medical and psychotherapeutic modalities that can benefit issues ranging from mood disorders, depression, anxiety, phobias, Obsessive compulsive disorder, eating challenges, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A multidisciplinary team evaluates children and adults via personal interviews, assessments psychological testing and laboratory tests at the hospital.
Mercy Hospital is home to a variety of counselling services including quality of life programs and support groups. Teaching includes stress management, sleep hygiene, prevention of alcohol and nicotine dependence, and relationship enhancement. Educational treatment programs exist to serve those suffering from trauma, grief, or loss, and support groups are available for patients and their families struggling with the difficulties of cancer and schizophrenia.
We provide a full range of neuro psychological evaluations which include intelligence (IQ) test, projective test, memory test, personality and aptitude tests along with psychotherapies such as play therapy, behavior modification, cognitive behavior therapy