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Department of Clinical Psychology at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre

Clinical Psychology is a healthcare speciality that addresses mental health problems and helps emotionally distressed people adjust to life. Clinical psychologists ascertain, diagnose, predict, prevent and treat psychopathology, mental health disorders and other individual or group problems to improve behaviour adjustment, adaptation and personal satisfaction.

The Department of Clinical Psychology at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre is one of the best departments in Mumbai to provide clinical evaluation through an integrated mental health care approach to treat a broad range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioural disorders for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

The Department of Clinical Psychology features a multi-disciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and the team of the rehabilitation department. The team offers individualised treatment plans that ensure adequate and consistent patient care.

The main motive of the Department of Clinical Psychology is to create an environment that promotes hope and trust among the clients, their families, and the community by improving the emotional and psychological well-being of all its patients and providing effective and integrated mental health services with compassion, dignity and respect. 

The Department of Clinical Psychology ensures a detailed and accurate diagnostic procedure as it is the key to determining appropriate treatment. The diagnostic procedure can however be sometimes challenging as the symptoms differ from person to person. 

The doctors at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre make sure that they spend adequate time understanding your symptoms and assessing your mental health problem. The doctors usually conduct two types of evaluations for assessing your mental health condition:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation: to gather in-depth history, both from you and your family/friend 
  • Neurophysiological Tests: to measure a psychological function linked to a particular brain structure or pathway 

Once the diagnosis has been conducted, the doctors offer extensive psychiatric treatment. The types of treatments include a broad range of therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Music Therapy. Sometimes psychological and pharmacological treatments are combined to treat the disease most effectively. Some of the main classes of mental illnesses treated at the department are:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders 
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders 
  • Depressive disorders 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders 
  • Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Dissociative disorders 
  • Somatic symptoms and related disorders 
  • Feeding and eating disorders 
  • Sleep-wake disorders 
  • Sexual dysfunctions 
  • Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders 
  • Substance-related and addictive disorders
  • Neurocognitive disorders 
  • Personality disorders 
  • Paraphilic disorders 

The psychologists at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre are trained from apex institutions and have distinguished experience, knowledge, and skills that help them in providing the best psychological services to the patients. At Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, the healthcare team also actively participates in education and research to support patient care by providing innovative treatments.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology further aid the team of psychologists at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in providing the best treatment along with the utmost comfort and convenience to the patient. 

At Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, the care goes beyond the treatment. With continuous follow-ups and a long-term treatment plan, the psychologists at the department ensure that your mental health continues to stay well long after the treatment. 

The Department of Clinical Psychology also ensures that you and your family are comfortable at every point of the treatment. Your comfort is one of the main goals of Jaslok Hospital & Research Center.

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