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Psychometric Testing & Career Counselling
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Perhaps surprisingly, or maybe not so much, children can and do experience mental health problems. A fairly common misconception is that kids are too young to experience true stress and mental health difficulties. When one considers the definition of mental health, it becomes evident that it applies to all people, regardless of age or other factors; thus, mental health problems in children do exist.
If you or a loved one is dealing with the effects of mental illness, it can be difficult to find the right information or know what to do next. Understanding mental illness in its various forms is the best way to start.
An evaluation by a trained child & adolescent psychiatrist can help clarify problems that may be underlying a child’s behavior and provide reassurance or recommendations for next steps. It provides an opportunity to learn about a child’s strengths and weaknesses and determine which interventions might be most helpful. We as a team at SYNAPSE MIND CARE aim to work together with a common goal – “CHILD FIRST”
Psychological Assesment & testing services
Psychological testing and assessment is nothing to fear. It’s not something you need to study for. Rather, it’s an opportunity for Psychiatrist to determine the best way to help you.
Sexual problems must be evaluated in terms of the relationships in which they are manifest. Most relationship problems can be thought of as including difficulties with communication, conflict, and commitment.
Finding help for drug addiction often begins with understanding what it is, how it impacts people and what signs and symptoms to look for. By understanding the impact substances have on the body, you can make better decisions for yourself and loved ones who may be struggling with drug addiction.
Workshops & Training
From time to time we conduct workshops on various topics. Interested corporate and educational Institutions can contact us to know more details like conducting training for their employees and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to have a mental illness?
Mental illnesses are health conditions that disrupt a person’s thoughts, emotions, relationships, and daily functioning. They are associated with distress and diminished capacity to engage in the ordinary activities of daily life.
It is important to know that mental illnesses are medical conditions that have nothing to do with a person’s character, intelligence, or willpower. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illness is a medical condition due to the brain’s biology.
Similarly to how one would treat diabetes with medication and insulin, mental illness is treatable with a combination of medication and social support. These treatments are highly effective, with 70-90 percent of individuals receiving treatment experiencing a reduction in symptoms and an improved quality of life. With the proper treatment, it is very possible for a person with mental illness to be independent and successful.
Who does mental illness affect?
It is estimated that mental illness affects 1 in 5 adults in America and that 1 in 24 adults have a serious mental illness. Mental illness does not discriminate; it can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, income, social status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or background.
Although mental illness can affect anyone, certain conditions may be more common in different populations. For instance, eating disorders tend to occur more often in females, while disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is more prevalent in children.
What causes mental illness?
Although the exact source of mental illness is not known, research points to a mix of genetic, biological, psychosocial, and environmental factors as being the root of most conditions.
Since this combination of causes is complex, there is no sure way to prevent mental illness. However, you can reduce your risk by practicing self-care, seeking help when you need it, and paying attention to early warning signs.
Can people with mental illness recover?
When healing from mental illness, early identification and treatment are of vital importance. Based on the nature of the illness, there is a range of effective treatments available. For any type of treatment, it is essential that the person affected is proactive and fully engaged in their own recovery process.
Many people with mental illnesses who are diagnosed and treated respond well, although some might experience a return of symptoms. Even in such cases, with careful monitoring and management of the disorder, it is still quite possible to live a fulfilled and productive life
What should I do if I know someone who appears to have the symptoms of a mental disorder?
Although this website cannot substitute for professional advice, we encourage those with symptoms to talk to their friends and family members and seek the counsel of mental health professional. The sooner the mental health condition is identified and treated, the sooner they can get on the path to recovery.