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Dr. Priyanka Thukral Mahajan - Psychiatry in Mumbai

Dr. Priyanka Thukral Mahajan

MBBS, Diploma in Psychiatry, DNB - Psychiatry

PsychiatryPsychiatry
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

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Clinic Locations

RheumDerma Clinic

B-1, Silver Apartment, Shankar Ghanekar Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,

Specialization

  • Psychiatrist

Education

  • Dayanand Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana, Punjab - 2008 Graduated
    MBBS
  • Maharashtra Universtity of Health Sciences, Nashik - 2013 Graduated
    Diploma in Psychiatry
  • Diplomate of National Board, New Delhi - 2017 Graduated
    DNB - Psychiatry

Health Articles

What Is a psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor specializing in mental health, diagnosing, and treating mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. They can prescribe medication and perform procedures. Distinguishing from psychologists and therapists, psychiatrists primarily treat complex conditions. They assess patients through physical exams and psychological evaluations, referring to the DSM-5 for diagnosis. Treatment may involve therapy, medication, or brain stimulation therapies. Psychiatrists work in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and private practice. To become a psychiatrist, one must complete medical school, residency, and possibly fellowship training.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH) is an open-access journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of mental health issues affecting children and adolescents worldwide. Published by BioMed Central, CAPMH provides a platform for researchers, clinicians, and practitioners to share innovative research, evidence-based interventions, and clinical insights in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. The journal covers a wide range of topics, including assessment and diagnosis, treatment approaches, prevention strategies, and the impact of social and environmental factors on mental health outcomes in young individuals. CAPMH aims to promote dialogue, collaboration, and advancements in child and adolescent mental health research and practice.

What Is Pediatric Psychiatry?

Pediatric psychiatry specializes in addressing the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Despite its prevalence, these disorders often go undiagnosed. Signs include emotional dysregulation, changes in behavior, and academic decline. A pediatric psychiatrist conducts comprehensive evaluations involving family history, health, and development to formulate diagnoses and treatment plans. Common disorders include ADHD, anxiety, and depression. However, socioeconomic factors can exacerbate these conditions, particularly for marginalized groups. Despite the urgent need for care, there is a shortage of child psychiatrists, especially in rural areas, leading to long wait times for appointments. Accessing care involves seeking referrals from pediatricians, using online directories, or exploring community health clinics. While the demand for pediatric psychiatrists persists, alternative mental health professionals and resources offer valuable support for children in need.

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