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Psychiatry deals with the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of major forms of mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder usually through the use of medication.

Psychiatrists deal with the management of the emotional, behavioural and psychotic manifestations of mental illness.

Common mental health symptoms include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears
  • Extreme feelings of  guilt
  • Excessive anger
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Significantly low energy
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Feeling sad or down frequently
  • Removal from friends or family
  • Inability to cope with day-to-day problems
  • Sleeping problems

Wide range of treatments

Millions of people in the UK live with a type of mental illness or condition and the symptoms that come with it. Mental illness can cause a broad range of symptoms and it’s important to diagnose quickly to establish what type of mental illness it is, so it can be treated accordingly. The psychiatry department at BMI Healthcare offer treatment for a wide range of mental illnesses including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Paranoia
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stress

Your consultant will assess your condition and give you a specialist opinion. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation. Treatment methods utilised by a consultant psychiatrist usually include the use of medication to manage symptoms and treat mental illness.

How BMI Healthcare can help

Mental health and care at BMI Healthcare offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant psychiatrist. Your consultant will be able to help you and they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.

Together, you and your consultant psychiatrist can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package to achieve optimum results.