Holistic Psychiatry

Holistic Psychiatry implies treating the “whole” person. The body, mind and conscious (and unconscious) thought, feelings and emotional reactions, interconnectedness to family, friends and the world, and finally, the soul and connection to spirit are all taken into consideration in the process of treatment and healing.

Early intervention and treatment of depression and a whole range of psychiatric, psychological and behavioural problems are addressed in a comprehensive and holistic manner. Assessments are detailed, with a thorough evaluation of presentation and personal background.

Dr Jain believes that educating the person and family about treatment plan and prognosis (outcome) of illness/difficulties is a key to good quality care.

Treatment emphasis may be on psychotherapy (talk therapy and counselling) and lifestyle advice, with integrated evidence-based medicinal intervention. Dr Jain prefers to avoid polypharmacy (multiple medications) and prescribes minimal required dose for needed duration.

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