General Psychiatry

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The branch of medicine dealing with analysis, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental health disorders and behavioral changes is called Psychiatry. It works with various modules, including the study of moods, behavioral sciences, and perceptions. Its primary function is to deal with different mental health disorders by considering the patient’s biological, physical, and cultural perspectives. Generally, psychiatrists, who are medical doctors specializing in mental health, deal with such patients. They treat patients through medications and psychotherapy sessions. People tend to seek the best Psychiatrist in Dubai for treating mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, panic attacks, chronic depression, hallucinations, suicide attempts, hypertension, anxiety, etc.

Types of Psychiatry

General Psychiatry has different types, and a good Psychiatrist Dubai needs to specialize in these fields after getting appropriate experience. They include:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medication
  • Organizational Psychiatry
  • Neuro-Psychiatry

Psychiatry Treatment Techniques

Many treatments are offered under psychiatry, depending on the patient’s condition. They include:

  • Medications
  • Psychosocial techniques
  • Psychotherapy sessions


A Psychiatrist in Dubai prescribes various medicines for mental recovery. Some common medications for treating mental disorders are as follows:

  • Antipsychotic Medicines

These are used for psychiatric problems like mental disorders, hallucinations, schizophrenia, and delusions.

  • Antidepressants

An antidepressant is a primary medication for depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and personality disorders.

  • Sedatives

These are used for hyper-anxiety and sleeplessness.

This technique is used for treating insomnia and sleep disorders.

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Psychotherapy, also called talking therapy, is the most common psychiatric treatment. During the therapy, the doctor and patient establish a conversational relationship. It helps the doctor learn about the patient’s condition and encourages them to share their problems with the psychiatrist.

Psychotherapy helps solve mental disorders and sociocultural difficulties. Its primary goal is to deal with a patient’s emotional disability hampering their progress. Generally, three or four sessions are required, depending on the patient’s situation and mental condition.

Types of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy differs in its types depending on the person’s mental situation and behavioral changes. Different types of psychotherapy can treat various disorders and mental illnesses. A therapist uses different combinations of techniques and treatments. Some common psychotherapies are as follows:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps patients change their behavior. This therapy helps eradicate the adverse effects of your personality and replace them with positive and healthy beliefs. After this, the patient tends to compare the impact of past relationships and experiences on present behaviors.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT helps balance the stress level, improve behavioral skills, and maintain relationship goals.

Psychodynamic Therapy

This therapy motivates patients to resolve their mental issues and manage conflicts. It also brings a positive change in their behavior.

Other Therapies

Other than medication and psychotherapy treatments, some other therapies are also used for treating severe mental illnesses. They include:

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Nerve Stimulation
  • Magnetic Stimulation

Psychotherapy Sessions

A Psychiatrist in Dubai decides how many psychotherapy sessions a patient needs, depending on the condition of their mental illness.

Typically, in the first psychotherapy session, the psychiatrist gathers essential information about the patient’s disorder. The psychiatrist may ask the client to fill out the required form to help them deal with patients effectively. Sometimes, patients need more than one session for the doctor to thoroughly learn their mental situation.

The first session will also help patients learn about the psychiatrist whether they understand the patient’s condition. Therefore, the first session of psychotherapy is crucial.

Before undergoing any therapy, the following conditions must be observed:

  • Type of therapy
  • Duration of psychotherapy sessions
  • Duration of treatment
  • The ultimate goal of psychotherapy

Keep these factors in mind while checking with your psychiatrist, and if you are not satisfied, try another consultant.

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Psychiatrist FAQs

What are the different fields of psychiatry?

The general fields of psychiatry are forensic psychiatry, general psychiatry, psychiatry of intellectual disability, child psychiatry, medical psychiatry, neuro psychiatry and old age psychiatry.

What are the 5 signs of mental illness?

Extreme high and low moods with long-lasting sadness followed up with feeling of extreme joy. Extreme fear, anxiety, social withdrawal and dramatic change in eating or sleeping habits, are all signs of mental illness.

Is a psychiatrist a real doctor?

Unlike psychologists, psychiatrists are real doctors. Because only medically qualified doctors (MDs) can choose to specialize in different fields of psychiatry.

What is the role of the psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists can assess and diagnose all mental health related issues. A psychiatrist usually make management plans for the treatment, and prescribe medication.

Who was the most famous psychiatrist?

Based on thinkers influence and not upon their espoused ideas the five most famous psychiatrists were Emil Kraepelin, Eugen Bleuler, Aaron Beck, Nathan S, and Sigmund Freud.

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