Mental Health

Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various abnormalities related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Research and treatment within psychiatry as a whole are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis. Psychiatry treats mental disorders, which are conventionally divided into three general categories: mental illnesses, severe learning disabilities, and personality disorders. Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments (such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT), depending on the needs of each patient.

Psychiatry has generally been considered a middle ground between neurology and psychology. The combined treatment of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice. Psychiatrists often prescribe medications in combination with psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy, sometimes called talk therapy, is a treatment that involves a talking relationship between a therapist and patient. It can be used to treat a broad variety of mental disorders and emotional difficulties. The goal of psychotherapy is to eliminate or control disabling or troubling symptoms so the patient can function better. There are many forms of psychotherapy. There are psychotherapies that help patients change behaviors or thought patterns, psychotherapies that help patients explore the effect of past relationships and experiences on present behaviors, and psychotherapies that are tailored to help solve other problems in specific ways. Cognitive behavior therapy is a goal-oriented therapy focusing on problem solving. Psychoanalysis is an intensive form of individual psychotherapy which requires frequent sessions over several years.

SJM Hospital provides several services in the area of psychiatry and psychotherapy. Our doctors and clinical staff are experienced and trained to treat clients with the utmost care. Some commonly treated conditions and services at SJM Hospital include:

  • Assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • Psychotherapy
  • Ongoing care for psychiatric conditions
  • Pre-marital counseling of couples
  • Counseling for conflicting couples
  • Counseling programs for aggressive individuals

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