ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY MEDICINE
Motherland Hospital has a specialized center for mental and emotional health too by providing psychology support to adults, adolescents and children. The specialized department highlights the importance of mental health during pregnancy, post pregnancy, while facing infertility issues and during menopause. The department is based on international clinical and cognitive standards and also lays special emphasize on the counselling of teenagers for attention deficit disorder, sexual health, depression, stage fright and obsessive compulsive disorder , to list a few.
The most common problems faced in today’s date are stress, health neglect and most importantly ignorance towards the importance of mental and emotional stability. The team of women and child psychologists manage and treat the new age mental disorders and diseases that can be life taking. Motherland Hospital has specialists that can address problems such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, stress, neurotic and psychotic disorders. Our team of specialists and counselors also provide counseling in matters such as marital relations, depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol consumption, child and adolescence issues.
The teams of psychologists have designed a specialized program at Motherland Hospital for the detection and the treatment of disorders affecting the women. The well-developed clinical, nutritional and cognitive procedures include treatment for: Psychiatric disorders related to infertility and assisted reproduction, Psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum (e.g. depression, anxiety), Psychiatric issues related to pregnancy loss (abortion, stillbirth, miscarriage), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (depression during the premenstrual period) and Mental issues during the menopause transition.
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DURING PREGNANCY AND POST-DELIVERY
Various studies have indicated that 20% of the women during and post pregnancy seem to get mentally affected by the way of depression. Also, 80% of the women suffer from at least one mental health disorder in their life. The symptoms of depression may be short lived or might subtle down; however, in 10% of the women they are more pronounced due to certain trigger points. Women who have a family or personal history of mental illness or have had a difficult childhood are more vulnerable to develop mental health issues. If such issues are left untreated, it can also affect the fetus or might lead to abnormalities. It has been shown that children of depressed mothers are at a risk of being intellectually and emotionally slow. With appropriate treatment, which may include medications that are compatible with pregnancy and breastfeeding, the distressed woman can recover, and regain optimal functioning to prepare for the birth, and to care for her baby.
MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS RELATED TO INFERTILITY AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
Infertility can affect a woman’s sense of well-being, and the stress of undergoing infertility treatments can be massive. Depression and anxiety can often set in, and this in turn can possibly lower the chances of conception. Therapy, counselling, and where necessary, medication, can be provided to enable the woman to overcome her emotional difficulties, and cope better. Motherland Hospital offers psychological help and support to treat and manage the same.
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES RELATED TO PREGNANCY LOSS (ABORTION, STILLBIRTH, MISCARRIAGE)
Women who have had a pregnancy loss, whether intentional or not, are at an increased risk of depression, and other emotional symptoms. Often, these psychological issues will rise again during a subsequent pregnancy. Motherland Hospital and its team of psychologists’ are able to provide the right treatment and support for such type of mental complications.
PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER (DEPRESSION DURING THE PREMENSTRUAL PERIOD)
Many women in their reproductive years’ experience momentary physical and emotional changes around the time of their period; usually, these symptoms are mild and tolerable. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome affecting about 5% of women in their reproductive years, and is characterized by more significant premenstrual mood disturbance. Symptoms include irritability, depressed mood, anxiety, as well as the usual physical symptoms. These symptoms emerge one to two weeks prior menses and resolve completely once done and result in marked social or occupational impairment, especially in interpersonal functioning. With suitable treatment, women can expect to be relieved.
MENTAL ISSUES DURING THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION
Women who are experiencing menopause can experience physical symptoms as well as emotional symptoms, such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. For those with prominent emotional symptoms, psychological therapy and medication can be beneficial in easing distress.
CHILD / ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
Motherland Hospital specializes in treating and managing the below mentioned mental health disorders commonly observed in adolescents.
Mood Disorders – Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Stress-related and Adjustment Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Austism Spectrum Disorder
Tourette & Syndrome