Clinical Psychology

Manipal Hospitals hosts one of the largest Mental health care facilities in the country equipped with a training center for mental health professionals. Our highly-trained clinical psychology staff work with patients to help identify and clear barriers to optimal mental health.

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Why Manipal?

Manipal hospitals employs skilled psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists and psychiatric nurses, all of whom are trained and experienced professionals in their respective fields. At Manipal, we understand that proper mental health can be achieved by identifying and lifting stressors. We also believe it is important to create a balance between the various activities integrated into one’s life. We help patients achieve a sense of well-being while aiding them to learn the connections that exist between feelings, thoughts and behaviour patterns. Patients are equipped with the ability to manage everyday stressors in effective ways.

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This specialized branch of medicine deals with the diagnosis and management of acute neurological conditions in newborns, infants, children and adolescents such as childhood epilepsy, febrile seizures, meningitis, encephalitis as well as the chronic ones of paediatric stroke, hydrocephalus, tumours and so on.

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Manipal Hospitals offers clinical psychology services that are designed to enhance a patient’s well-being, be it an adult or an adolescent in any phase of life. We work closely with patients to set attainable goals and supervise the implementation of certain actions that will help remove specific barriers. Patients learn practical and applicable skills to meet their goals and achieve their desired outcomes. 

Manipal Hospitals offers the following In-patient facilities:

  • Separate wards for men and women & children 
  • Rehabilitation & de-addiction Wards 
  • Wards for mentally-ill prisoners 
  • Industrial Therapy Center 
  • Occupational Therapy Center 
  • Wards for Epileptic patients 
  • Laboratory facilities 
  • Psychological testing facilities 
  • Outreach Services 
  • Emergency Services 
     

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Clinical Psychology services & Treatment at Manipal Hospitals

Our department of Clinical Psychology provides services for all ages and the major areas of our services include the following: Assessments, psychotherapies and diagnostic services.

Assessment & Diagnostic Services

Intelligence Assessment - Standardized procedures are used to assess the intellectual levels a person is functioning at.

Personality Assessment - Identification of underlying psychiatric conditions and disorders that affect personality traits.

Psychiatric disorder diagnosis & clarification - We aid in the diagnosis of severity of psychiatric disorders with standardized materials such as the Thematic Apperception Test, Rorshach Inkblot, Rating scales and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

Neuropsychological Services - This service mainly aims at understanding brain functions through detailed assessments with the use of neuropsychological tests. It helps in rehabilitation strategies, planning intervention and in tracking improvements.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Our therapeutic services will address and improve the mental health of patients by interventions that may supplement but not use medications.

Relaxation techniques - These will help lower blood pressure, slow the heart and breath rates and decrease muscle tension while providing a myriad of health benefits.

Behavior therapy - This type of therapy aims to fix maladaptive behaviors. This approach attempts to understand how maladaptive behaviours were learned and applies the right therapy to help patients learn new behaviours while unlearning maladaptive behavior.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - This focuses on changing incorrect cognitions that people have about themselves or others to provide accurate perceptions.

Family & Marital Psychotherapy - This therapy is for families or couples where the entire family unit or both members of the couple are treated, and not just the person who is identified to have a problem.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy - Different conditions such as autism, conduct disorders, hyperactivity and emotional challenges such as stress, anxiety or depression are treated in children and adolescents using psychodynamic methods, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Group therapy - A group is guided by a therapist who will help each member through several theoretical constructs and technical maneuvers.

Manipal Hospitals is a safe place where the following mental health concerns are addressed:

Paediatric Treatments

● Developmental Delays

● Thumb sucking

● Nail-biting

● Nightmares

● Eating & Sleeping disorders

● Temper Tantrums

● Stealing, Bullying

● Sibling Rivalry

● Fear of exams

● Adjustment reactions & Stress

● Learning Difficulties

● Concentration Issues

● Decreased performance in scholastics

Adolescents exhibiting excessive:

● Rebelliousness or aggressiveness

● Learning difficulties

● Improper sexual conduct

● Anger, jealousy and fear

● Adjustment problems

● Inferiority complex

Adults with issues such as:

● Anxiety, Distress or Depression

● Phobias

● Chronic Psychogenic pains

● Irritable bowel syndrome

● Marital & Sexual problems

● Lack of self-confidence & Insecurities

● Immaturity or Irritability

● Self-condemnation

Seniors mental health issues

● Depression

● Dementia

● Personality changes

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After gathering general information about the patient’s medical history, a clinical psychologist will do a thorough examination of the patient to conclude their diagnosis.

Developmental stress Substance Abuse Depleted Brain Function Development of phobias Depression & Suicide

Confused thinking and reduced ability to concentrate Excessive worrying Feelings of guilt Frequent mood changes Withdrawal from family, friends & society Tiredness and problems sleeping Changes in eating habits Trouble understanding situations Trouble understanding people Delusions and detachment from reality Sex drive changes Hostility & violence Suicidal tendencies

With the right diagnosis and therapy, most patients see a significant improvement in their mental health. Timely intervention is important as mental health issues are easier to address during the early stages of their development, especially among young adolescents and children.

It is important to visit a therapist at least once a year to receive a general diagnosis, especially if your work or family life is stressful. Discussing physical medical conditions may also uncover some underlying mental health conditions.

Manipal Hospitals understands the delicate nature of mental health and the care that is needed in treatment. The hospital is dedicated to providing personalised care and helping patients achieve long-term results.

Contact us to know more about mental health and book an appointment with one of our Clinical Psychologists today.

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