Today, Psychiatric medicine is a vast field that includes many aspects of body and mind. Other physical illnesses are easier to recognize as there are clear symptoms for them. However, psychological disorders take more effort to properly identify and diagnose. Mental health, much like physical health, is prone to disorders and require proper care and treatment.
The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare is 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.
At Fortis Escorts, we understand that every person is different and has different psychological needs. We aim at providing complete mental health care that will help you to lead a better and more productive life. After all, mental health determines how we think, feel and cope with different stages of life.
Clinical Psychology Unit at Fortis Escorts provides high quality care for numerous psychological disorders including:
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating challenges
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
Our Clinical Psychology team comprises of psychologists licensed by the Rehabilitation Council of India. Utilizing cognitive behavioural and interpersonal approaches, our clinical psychologists specialize in the psychotherapeutic treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders. We also provide psychodiagnostic evaluations which include an assessment of developmental, intellectual and academic functioning, neuropsychological functioning and personality dynamics.
The aim of counselling psychology is to facilitate individuals and families cope with life situations that may otherwise be overwhelming or debilitating. The scope of counselling includes stress related, career related and relationship related counselling. We give special emphasis to health counselling and provide psychological support to all patients admitted in our hospitals, along with their families, in a bid to amalgamate psychological care within primary healthcare.
Psycho - oncology is specialized field that deals with the psychological and social aspects of cancer. Within this specialty, psycho - oncologists support patients of cancer through the various stages of the diseases in order to enhance their quality of life and ensure compliance. Special emphasis is also laid on the well - being of families and caregivers. Support groups for patients and families are also conducted on a regular basis.
Ours is one of the only private hospital networks across the country that houses a comprehensive Psychoanalytical Unit within the mental health department. Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapists take Freudian and post Freudian approaches to therapy to work through early life traumas and change long standing maladaptive personality and relational patterns. We also organize an annual International Psychoanalytical Conference to give an impetus to psychoanalytical studies in India.
Art Based Therapy
Creative Arts based therapies include visual arts, music, storytelling, creative writing and movement in a therapeutic setting. It is a non-threatening form of therapy that utilizes the creative process to address behavioural problems like ADHD and aggression, psychiatric disorders such as depression and aid in working through physical, emotional and sexual trauma. Our Art Therapists conduct group therapy for homogenous groups of children such as those suffering from cerebral palsy, ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. We also provide art based therapy to all paediatric patients admitted in the hospital in order to ease the psychological distress that comes with medical illness and hospitalization.
The Remediation Wing of Fortis Clinical Psychology, comprising a team of special educators and occupational therapists, aims to working with the academic, motor and behavioural difficulties of children suffering from neuro developmental disorders. Special education, through the use of specific and multi-sensory techniques and individualized education plans, assist children with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and attention deficits cope with their academic demands. Occupational therapy aims at restoring cognitive and motor functioning in children with developmental disorders, while also modifying tasks and teaching skills to carry out activities of daily living.
In addition to these, we also conduct CMEs and training programs for physicians and healthcare staff on the basics of psychiatry in order to bring mental health care to primary healthcare.
Dr. Manu Tiwari: He has conducted international clinical trials in Adolescent Schizophrenia and Depression. Dr. Tiwari has also received international certification for MINI, HAM-D and MADRS rating scales. Dr. Tiwari has presented scientific papers in various national conferences and is regularly invited by leading newspapers and media channels for expert suggestions on various maladies of life and society
Dr. Rahul Chandhok, MD: Dr. Rahul Chandhok is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist. He regularly conducts CMEs on psychiatry topics, along with carrying out patient awareness programs within the community.
Dr. Sameer Guliani: He is the winner of 'National Torrent Young Scholar award in Psychiatry' (2014). He has contributed to a number of psychiatry journals and has authored chapters for acclaimed textbooks. His areas of research include Psychosis, dementia, neuropsychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry.
Ms. Rashi Kapoor: A Psychoanalytically informed therapist and researcher, she has widely applied her orientation and clinical astuteness to both the field of therapeutic practice and theory. Working with women's issues at the cusp of feminism and psychoanalysis is of key importance to her.