Psychiatry Services

Welcome to the Psychiatry Department at Westminster Orthomed Clinic, located in Dubai Healthcare City. Our department focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Understanding Psychiatry: Psychiatry is a medical field dedicated to understanding and addressing mental health issues. Our psychiatrists are medical doctors specialized in mental health, capable of assessing both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. They provide psychotherapy and can prescribe medications and other medical treatments tailored to individual needs.

Conditions Treated by Our Consultant Psychiatrist:

  • Mood Disorders: Includes conditions like depression and bipolar disorder, which affect emotional states and can lead to significant distress and impairment. Treatment often involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes to help stabilize mood swings and improve quality of life.
  • Schizophrenia: A severe mental disorder that impacts thinking, perception, and behavior, often leading to delusions and hallucinations. Treatment typically includes antipsychotic medications, psychotherapy, and support services to help patients manage symptoms and lead productive lives.
  • Depression: Characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest or pleasure in activities. Treatment may involve antidepressant medications, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and support groups to help individuals cope with and overcome depressive symptoms.
  • Bipolar Disorder: Involves extreme mood swings, including emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression). Management includes mood stabilizers, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modifications to help maintain mood stability and prevent relapse.
  • Eating Disorders: Includes anorexia nervosa and bulimia, involving unhealthy and potentially dangerous eating behaviors. Treatment focuses on nutritional rehabilitation, psychotherapy, and addressing underlying psychological issues to promote healthy eating habits and body image.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, leading to severe anxiety and flashbacks. Treatment often includes trauma-focused therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and medication to manage symptoms.
  • Insomnia and Sleeping Disorders: Covers a range of sleep issues, including difficulty falling or staying asleep. Treatment may involve sleep hygiene education, cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and medication to promote better sleep patterns.
  • Suicidal Thoughts: Addressing severe feelings of hopelessness that may lead to considering ending one’s life. Immediate intervention includes crisis counseling, safety planning, and treatment of underlying mental health conditions to reduce suicidal ideation.
  • Self-harm: Involves deliberate self-injury as a way to cope with emotional distress. Treatment includes psychotherapy to address underlying emotional issues, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and support groups for individuals struggling with self-harm behaviors.
  • Obsessional Thoughts: Persistent, intrusive thoughts that cause significant anxiety and distress. Treatment often involves cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication to help manage and reduce obsessive thoughts and compulsions.
  • Negative Thinking: Pervasive pessimistic thoughts that can affect overall mental health. Treatment includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to challenge and reframe negative thinking patterns and promote a more positive outlook.
  • Concentration Problems: Difficulty focusing or maintaining attention on tasks. Treatment may involve cognitive training exercises, medication (if related to ADHD), and strategies to improve focus and productivity.
  • Hyperactivity: Excessive movement and difficulty staying still, often associated with ADHD. Treatment includes behavioral therapy, medication, and strategies to channel energy in productive ways.
  • Severe Stress, Worry, or Anxiety: Intense and uncontrollable feelings of fear or worry that affect daily functioning. Treatment options include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, and stress management techniques to reduce anxiety symptoms.
  • Memory Problems: Issues with recalling information or events, impacting daily life. Treatment may involve cognitive rehabilitation, lifestyle changes, and addressing any underlying medical or psychological conditions contributing to memory issues.
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Includes autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, affecting cognitive and social development. Treatment involves behavioral therapy, social skills training, educational support, and medication when necessary to support development and functioning.

Specialized Areas of Psychiatry:

  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Comprehensive care includes medication, psychotherapy, and lifestyle interventions to manage symptoms and improve overall well-being.
  • Child Psychiatry: Focuses on mental health issues in children, such as ADHD, enuresis, and autism spectrum disorders. Treatment involves a combination of behavioral therapy, family counseling, educational support, and medication to help children thrive.
  • Eating Disorders: Addresses conditions like bulimia and anorexia nervosa, promoting healthier eating behaviors. Treatment includes nutritional counseling, psychotherapy, and medical monitoring to ensure physical and psychological recovery.
  • Sexual Disorders: Treats sexual health issues, including lack of desire, impotence, erectile dysfunction, and premature ejaculation. Treatment may involve psychotherapy, medical interventions, and addressing any underlying psychological or relationship issues.
  • Substance-related Disorders: Provides support and treatment for addiction to substances such as alcohol and cigarettes. Treatment includes detoxification, counseling, medication-assisted therapy, and support groups to help individuals achieve and maintain sobriety.
  • Psychotic Disorders: Management of severe mental health conditions like schizophrenia, affecting thoughts and perceptions. Treatment includes antipsychotic medications, psychotherapy, and support services to help patients manage symptoms and improve functioning.
  • Sleep Disorders: Treatment for various sleep-related issues, including insomnia, nightmares, and restless leg syndrome. Comprehensive care includes sleep hygiene education, cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and medication to improve sleep quality.
  • Elderly Psychiatric Disorders: Focuses on mental health conditions in older adults, such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and anxiety. Treatment includes medication management, cognitive therapies, and support services to enhance the quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Psychosomatic Disorders: Manages physical symptoms that stem from psychological factors, including digestive problems, musculoskeletal pains, and headaches. Treatment involves addressing the underlying psychological issues through psychotherapy and stress management techniques.

Our team of experienced psychiatrists at Westminster Orthomed Clinic is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care tailored to each individual’s needs. Contact us today, we are here to help you on your journey to better mental health.

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