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Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Initial psychiatric assessment of a person typically begins with a case history and mental status examination. Psychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted, including on occasion the use of neuroimaging or other neurophysiological techniques. Mental disorders are broadly diagnosed in accordance with criteria listed in diagnostic manuals such as the widely used Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association, and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), edited and used by the World Health Organization.
The combined treatment of psychiatric medication and psychotherapy has become the most common mode of psychiatric treatment in current practice, but current practice also includes widely ranging variety of other modalities. Treatment may be delivered on outpatient basis, depending on the severity of functional impairment or on other aspects of the disorder in question. Research and treatment within psychiatry, as a whole, are conducted on an interdisciplinary basis, sourcing an array of sub-specialties and theoretical approaches.
Psychopharmacology treatment involves periodic visits for consultation at the clinic. Initial appointments, at which Our psychiatrist conducts a psychiatric assessment or evaluation of the patient, are typically 30 to 45 minutes in length.
Follow-up appointments are generally shorter in duration, i.e., 15 to 30 minutes, with a focus on making medication adjustments, reviewing potential medication interactions, considering the impact of other medical disorders on the patient's mental and emotional functioning, and counseling patients regarding changes they might make to facilitate healing and remission of symptoms (e.g., exercise, cognitive therapy techniques, sleep hygiene—to name just a few). The frequency with which a psychiatrist sees people in treatment varies widely, from once a week to twice a year, depending on the type, severity and stability of each person's condition, and depending on what the clinician and patient decide would be best.
Dr Aditya Gopinathan Nair
Dr Aditya Gopinathan Nair, is a consultant psychiatrist in practice in Mumbai. While Dr Nair has
extensive clinical experience in general and child/adolescent psychiatry, Dr Nair’s areas of interest
include sexual psychology and post-traumatic stress.
He evaluates and treats patients for emotional problems such as
Dr Nair completed his undergraduate medical training from 1998 to 2003 under the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. He further completed his residency in Psychiatry from 2005 to 2007 in Mumbai at the K J Somaiya Hospital & Research Centre during which he was awarded the Major General Jennings prize and Gold medal for securing the highest scores in the examination.
Papers & Publications:
Dr Nair has a prolific academic background with presentations at numerous symposia and scientific meetings. He was the co-recipient of the Dr A K Naik award for the ‘Best Research Paper’ at the Annual. Conference of the Bombay Psychiatric Society in 2006. Dr Nair also has peer reviewed publications in high-impact peer-reviewed international journals such as ‘Psychogeriatrics’ and ‘Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology’.
Dr Aditya Nair’s has also been keenly involved in community outreach programs such as conducting awareness camps among the elderly on ‘Dementia’.