Substance abuse is frequently viewed as a symptom of underlying emotional, psychological, and relational issues. As addiction psychiatrists and specialists in Ireland, we are aware that alcohol and drug addiction frequently co-occur with co-occurring disorders such as depression, trauma, and anxiety, which may be fuelling your substance dependency.

Why See a Psychiatrist for Addiction?
  • A psychiatrist can consider the bigger picture of a patient's life and the factors that contribute to their recovery, such as employment, finances, housing, family, and fundamental relationships.
  • Can evaluate and advise on medication above and beyond that of a GP
  • Psychiatrists often play a role during detox medication, length etc.
  • Can help identify underlying problems (dual diagnosis) which affect 60-70% of addicts
  • Psychiatrists can help plan therapy and treatment more effectively
  • Psychiatrists can often accurately measure improvements and next steps longer-term post-rehab
How to Find and Choose the Best Psychiatrist?

If you've been experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and tension, and you believe medication could be beneficial, you may want to consult a psychiatrist. If you do not know where to begin, you are not alone. Here are some methods to assist you on your journey.

There are a number of resources available online, in your community, and through your primary care physician that can guide you in the correct direction.

Before you begin, you must emphasise that psychiatrists are distinct from other mental health professionals. In contrast to psychologists and other therapists, psychiatrists are medical physicians; therefore, during your appointment, they will evaluate for any co-occurring medical diagnoses before prescribing and monitoring psychotropic medication.

What is a psychiatrist?

In addition to psychosocial approaches, psychiatrists typically approach and treat mental health issues from a biological perspective.

Psychiatrists must possess one of two medical degrees: an MD (doctor of medicine) or a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine), in addition to advanced qualifications from a four-year residency and a psychiatry specialty.

These physicians are educated in a variety of fields, including genetics, neurology, biochemistry, and psychology, among others.

Among the psychiatric subspecialties are:

  • addiction medicine
  • pain medicine
  • geriatric psychiatry
  • child and adolescent psychiatry
  • forensic psychiatry
  • sleep medicine
Psychiatrists vs. psychologists

Psychiatrists typically approach and treat mental health issues from both a biological and psychosocial perspective.

Psychiatrists must possess one of two medical degrees: an MD (doctor of medicine) or a DO (doctor of osteopathic medicine), in addition to advanced qualifications from a 4-year residency and a psychiatry specialty.

Among others, these physicians are trained in genetics, neurology, biochemistry, and psychology, among others.

How to find a child and family psychiatrist

In addition to specialising in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatrists also receive specialised training in the mental health requirements of children and adolescents.

They can also prescribe medication and provide psychotherapy in addition to diagnosing mental health conditions. If it is difficult to find a child and adolescent psychiatrist in your area, you might consider a child psychologist or a marriage and family therapist, as they are also trained to deal with children and families. This initial phase may aid in the identification of additional treatment sources for medication management.

How to find a psychiatrist for depression

Experts in mental health specialise in the treatment of specific conditions as well as the form of therapy they administer. If you are pursuing treatment for depression, you should inquire about the techniques used. Among the most prevalent varieties of psychotherapy for depression are:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • CBT
  • dialectical behavior therapy
  • interpersonal therapy

We do not make recommendations and are only supplying this information for informational purposes. Please contact Abhasa Luxury Rehabilitation and wellness home if there is an error or if you desire to be included.

Dr. Naveen Kumar V

Dr. Naveen Kumar V is a Psychiatrist, completed MBBS in 2006 and DPM in 2010 from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. He is a member of the Indian Psychiatric Society. He has 15 years of experience in various settings that include treating patients with substance abuse and worked in inpatient facility that treated addiction and behaviour disorder. His experience includes, providing mental health care for indigenous tribal community in Kerala where he helped in setting up De-addiction centre in the Government Tribal Speciality Hospital. Other Special areas of interest include PTSD, OCD, Depression and Anxiety. His work is towards prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders addressing biological, psychological and social components of illness.

Dr. Rohit Garg

Rohit Garg, the Director of Mind Vriksha Clinic in CR Park, New Delhi plays a key role in treating addictions at Abhasa. He specializes in adult, child and geriatric disorders after having done immense research work using new techniques like Repetitive Trans-Magnetic Stimulation and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. A winner of many awards and recognitions, he has been bestowed the Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman Award and the Best Doctor’s Award in India by Medi Health Magazine in 2011 and 2013. He is recognized by his patients for his virtue of putting human life above everything else and for his charitable work in different parts of the country like Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, U.P and Delhi.

Dr. Ashwin V Samilal

Ashwin V Samilal, a psychiatrist by choice and not by chance, has been practicing Psychiatry since 2014. He completed his Masters in Psychiatry from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in 2017. Dr. Ashwin V Samilal believes in providing customized treatment to his clients by enhancing motivation and captaining patients and their families to help individuals of substance use disorders to lead a better life.

Prepared by: Mr. Denny Prasad, Psychologist
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