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Frequently Asked Questions
Psychiatry is the study of mental health and its disorders.
A psychiatrist is a doctor who specializes in mental health and helps in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases pertaining to mental, emotional, and behavioural well being.
If you have extreme mood swings, withdrawal symptoms and are unable to maintain personal hygiene or concentrate on your daily work, consider getting help.
A psychiatrist can prescribe medication with other medical treatments, while a psychologist focuses on providing counseling as therapy and cannot prescribe medications.
Psychiatrists and psychologists often refer patients to each other. But If you talk about an issue and work through it in a one-on-one session, a psychologist might be a good fit. Otherwise you can always approach a psychiatrist for immediate medical help.
Once you discuss your problem with the psychiatrist, they ask a series of questions, a psychiatrist might perform certain tests to diagnose your problem and treat you accordingly with therapy and medications.
Yes, all the information you share are maintained with utmost confidentiality.
In India it ranges from Rs.500-Rs.2000, in USD it ranges from $100- $200
You can find the best psychiatrists near you by using the "Search psychiatrist by pincode" or "Search psychiatrist by city" feature provided by Medindia. Medindia has a repository of premium Psychiatry doctors who have subscribed to its virtual clinic for tele-consultations or physical consults. These are all verified doctors and are available with their contact number, address, location, education, experience, language known, available time for appointments, their total years of experience and many more details.
Here is a list of verified Psychiatrists from India who have a virtual clinic on Medindia and provide online video consultation for patients.