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Best Psychiatrists in Mumbai

Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences

Fortis Hospital Kalyan

Consultant Mental Health And Behavioral Sciences

Dr Fabian Almeida

S L Raheja Hospital

Consultant Psychiatry

Dr. Hemangee Dhavale

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Mental Health / Behavioral Sciences

Dr Kamaljit Singh

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Mental Health And Behavioral Sciences

Dr Kedar Tilwe

Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai

Consultant Mental Health And Behavioral Sciences

Dr Madhumita Ghosh

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Mental Health And Behavioral Sciences

Dr Parul Tank

Fortis Hospital Mulund

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Sanjay Kumavat

S L Raheja Hospital

Consultant Clinical Psychology

Ms. Tara Mehta


Who is a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in the prevention and treatment of a range of mental disorders through appropriate medications. A skilled psychiatrist is trained to diagnose mental illness, personality disorders, abnormal behavior like addictions, and emotional disturbances like depression, and plans the best treatment that focuses on managing the symptoms through medicines.

Fortis Mumbai has the best psychiatrists in Mumbai, highly specialised and experienced in treating the entire range of biological, biochemical and neurological abnormalities.

What conditions do psychiatrists treat?

Psychiatrists diagnose and plan specialised treatment for different mental disorders that typically include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Excessive alcoholism and other substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Insomnia and sleep disorders
  • Postpartum depression

Fortis Mumbai has the best psychiatrists in Mumbai who are trained and exceptionally experienced in aptly diagnosing and effectively treating an entire gamut of mental disorders.

When to consult a psychiatrist

Though time is the best healer, some folks do not bounce back after a personal tragedy or social trauma. If certain situations affect your life negatively and it is prolonged, it’s best to consult a psychiatrist.

It’s time to seek psychiatric help if you experience or observe the following typical symptoms:

  • Excessive periods of sadness or fears without any reason
  • Inability to manage or control emotions
  • Continuous or frequent episodes of anger and frustration
  • Significant changes in sleep pattern
  • Withdrawal from socializing or avoiding meeting people
  • Drastic decline in performance at school, college or work
  • Eating disorders like binge eating, refusing to eat (anorexia nervosa), etc
  • Substance use like alcoholism, consumption of drugs, etc
  • Engaging in risky behavior
  • Thoughts of self harm (suicidal thoughts)

Fortis Mumbai has the best psychiatrists in Mumbai specialised in the diagnosis and successful individualized treatment of a spectrum of mental ailments.

What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

Both are mental health professionals who treat mental disorders to help people lead healthy and functional lives. But, there’s a vast difference in their approach to treatment.

A psychiatrist uses a medicine-first approach to treat the mental abnormalities in a person after conducting a number of diagnostic tests.

A psychologist also known as mental health therapist, is a scientific expert in human behavior and emotions, and studies how a person thinks, behaves and feels in different social environments. A qualified psychologist uses different therapies to counsel people on how to deal with problems and manage the symptoms confidently.

At Fortis Mumbai, our team of superlative psychiatrists and psychologists are the best mental health counselors in their league in Mumbai.

What is the most common treatment for mental illness?

There are several types of treatment for mental illness depending on the family history, personal health and circumstances, social triggers, etc.

The most common treatment for mental illness is counseling or psychotherapy.

What is counseling and therapy?

In the field of psychology, counseling is the process of talking to trained professionals about personal problems and fears in a safe and peaceful environment. It is a form of therapy or treatment to relieve or heal mental and psychological disorders.

Psychotherapy is also known as talk therapy. It involves the person talking about one’s problems privately with a psychiatrist or psychologist and focuses on relaxation exercises, stress management, coping skills, etc. Counseling therapy can also include cognitive (thinking and reasoning) behavior therapy and in depth dialectical behavior therapy to treat personality disorders, particularly those that trigger self-harm and substance use.

Fortis Mumbai boasts of a specialised and compassionate team of mental health counselors who give a patiently hearing to all mental disorders and plan the most effective and individualized psychotherapies to restore confidence and improve mental health in those who need it the most.

What is the difference between a clinical psychologist and a counseling psychologist?

A clinical psychologist understands, evaluates, and uses a psycho-analytical approach to treat serious mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

A counseling psychologist focuses on helping healthy people with fewer pathological mental conditions to talk about their problems and counsel them to improve their personal and interpersonal behavior and relationship issues.

Fortis Mumbai is equipped with top mental health counselors in Mumbai exceptionally trained in conducting compassionate counseling sessions and imparting specialized and dedicated therapies for sound mental health and wellness.