Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences
Stress is one of the foremost reasons for the mental disorders and is mainly caused by a disturbance in biological functions or due to minor problems in home, social environment, or work. Growing competition, shrinking support networks is one of the leading factors, which is causing behavioural problems.
The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences led by Dr. Samir Parikh at Fortis Escorts manage all of the medical needs of mental disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD and schizophrenia, for all ages and cultural backgrounds. We also direct CMEs and training sessions for physicians and support staff regarding the basic knowledge of psychiatry in order to provide top-notch psychiatric care to our patients. It is our endeavour to create an environment that promotes hope and trust among our clients, their families, and the community. The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Escorts, Okhla, is a part of the Fortis National Mental Health Program. We aspire at improving the emotional and psychological well-being of our clients by providing effective, integrated mental health services with compassion, dignity and respect.
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Psychology support is the important aspect for all those who are suffering from mental disorders or stress related problems. The Fortis Escorts conducts Psychology services for bringing mental health care on priority.
The team of Fortis Escorts' Psychiatrists conduct CMEs and training programs for healthcare staff and physicians on the basics of psychiatry in order to bring mental health care to primary healthcare.
School Psychology Programme
The Fortis School Psychology Programme provides interactive discussions and sessions for students, teachers and guardians, structured to address treatments around children and adolescent psychiatric health. These sessions are focused towards enhancing teaching, improving constructive parenting, and encouraging the coping skills of the child.
The Fortis Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme – Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme is a peer training programme intended to teach life skills education to students and empower them with the positive skills. The programme utilizes interactive workshops – training students in an experimental learning format. These students then become inspiration for their peers as a result to help other children learn positive behaviour. The Prosocial Peer Moderator Programme includes the following five modules:
The Fortis School Counsellor Forum – The School Counsellor Forum offers a platform for practicing school counsellors to gather and express their opinions, learn from the experiences of others and remain acquaint of the latest advancements in the field.
Organizational Psychology Programme
The Organizational Psychology services assist in increasing the efficiency of the functions of an organization through scientifically certified training of personal psychiatric needs and organizational psychology.
The Fortis organizational Psychology programme is intended to tackle staffing needs, employee engagement, life-skills enhancement, interpersonal dynamics, leadership development, and organizational culture and workplace climate concerns. We have a dynamic programme of research, with organizational psychology experts. The programme includes seminars and workshops, audits and counselling implants, employee selection and promotion, as well as a mentoring programme for those in key management positions.
The Fortis Sport Psychology programme uses empirically certified psychiatric methods in order to assist athlete's zone in, boost their skills, handle their pressure and competition, endure setbacks, strengthen motivation and morale, and enhance working in teams.
The Psychology department at Fortis Escorts runs concentrated internship programmes in the area of psychiatry, art therapy and specialized education programmes. The Academic Programme is structured to enhance the background of these interns in clinical psychiatry and to furnish more intensive knowledge and training in the direction of our culture and its effects on clinical practices, most importantly in the light of the culture of India.
Community Outreach Programme
The Fortis Community Outreach Programme focused towards spreading awareness regarding community service, promoting remedial interventions, mental health concerns and engaging in knowledge and capacity enhancing interventions for volunteers working in the community sector. Community Programmes are well-organized place that facilitate psychiatric services. Community Programmes also give day to day living skills training.
Manpreet Sodhi is a Clinical Psychologist with Fortis Healthcare. She holds her M.Phil degree in Clinical Psychology from Amity Institute of Behavioural (Health) and Allied Scienes. She is certified to carry out psychometric testing for academic, emotional and neuropsychological functioning.
Dr. Manu Tiwari
Dr. Manu Tiwari is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist. He completed his MBBS training from Maharashtra and his post-graduation in psychiatry from the University of Mumbai. He frequently conducts CMEs on psychiatry topics and carries out patient awareness programs within the community.
Dr. Rahul Chandok
Dr. Rahul Chandok is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad. He has completed his M.D and has worked in AIMS, Safdurjung Hospital, & V.M Medical College, N. Delhi. He frequently conducts CMEs on psychiatry topics and carries out patient awareness programs within the community.
Rashi Kapoor is a Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist at Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & research Centre; Okhla Road. She is a psychoanalytically informed therapist and researcher and has widely applied her orientation and clinical astuteness to both the field of therapeutic practice and theory. She has got her Graduate Degree in Psycho-Social-Clinical Studies and M. Phil in Psychotherapy and Clinical Thinking from Dr. B.R Ambedkar University, Delhi, India.
Dr. Sameer Guliani
Dr. Sameer Guliani is a Psychiatrist Specialist Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road. He has finished his MBBS and MD psychiatry as a top ranker. He has awarded with 'National Torrent Young Scholar Award in Psychiatry' (2014).
Sudipta Majumdar is a Clinical Psychologist with Fortis Healthcare. She has completed her M.Phil degree in Clinical Psychology from Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi. She is proficient in psycho-diagnostic assessments and is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Dr. Vishal Chhabra
Dr. Vishal Chhabra is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist. He did his graduation (MBBS) and post graduation (DPM & DNB Psychiatry) from KMC Manipal. He carries out patient awareness programs within the community.