Psychiatry Department

Dr. Vikrant Bajaj

MBBS, MD, Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional disorders. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the mental health field. 

Although their professions overlap in many ways, psychiatrists aren’t the same as psychologists. Psychiatrists get medical training that lets them prescribe medications and perform procedures. Psychologists primarily provide counseling and nonmedical support.

What does a psychiatrist do?

Psychiatrists assess all of your mental and physical symptoms. They make a diagnosis and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery. Psychiatrists provide psychological treatment, prescribe medications and do procedures such as rTMS or electroconvulsive therapy.

As part of their work, a psychiatrist can: